Category: New Posts

Bear Paddle Swim School

Bear Paddle Swim School

May 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Yes, it is that time of year! If you have not crossed that finish line yet, the ‘end-of-school-year’ is on the horizon. Parents all over the nation are scrambling to locate that perfect activity or camp for their children. My two boys are grown now, but they had the most fun swimming during their summer […]

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Summer is a great time to focus on your child's soft skills

Summer is a great time to focus on your child’s soft skills

May 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

A great new book showed up in my mailbox recently. Leadership and Soft Skills for Students: Empowered to Succeed in High School, College and Beyond by Cary J. Green, PhD is a easy-to-read book which helps students understand why some of their most important skills cannot be measured on a standardized test. The book is a […]

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MOTHER'S DAY!

MOTHER’S DAY!

May 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

Mother’s Day is this weekend and there are so many things to consider. The market is full of ideas and suggestions for new moms and mothers of grown children, so all one must do is focus! Mom’s are more diverse these days! We are young, old, and from every demographic and pay scale. We shop, […]

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Faster Than Normal a gift for those with ADHD

Faster Than Normal a gift for those with ADHD

May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

When marketing guru Peter Shankman’s “occasional, non-annoying” email arrived in my inbox promoting his ADHD as Your Superpower webinar, I immediately forwarded the email to several friends. What intrigued me about the webinar was Peter’s take on ADHD. He called it a secret superpower, not a disability. Unlike most people who talk about ADHD in […]

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Frank Fontana's New 'Chicago' -based Show

Frank Fontana’s New ‘Chicago’ -based Show

April 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chicago is home to many great legends, one of them being Frank Fontana! Well-known for his top-selling DIY design book, “Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design” and his WGN radio 720 AM and 9 million downloaded online podcast, Frank is now venturing into his own series on cable-land ( to be announced soon ). […]

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Earth Day events invite the whole family to participate

Earth Day events invite the whole family to participate

April 20, 2016 | Comments (0)

This year Earth Day is Friday, April 22. This is “the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action,” according to the Earth Day website. No matter where you live, there are opportunities to celebrate with family fun and volunteer opportunities. Sometimes, volunteering can be […]

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West Side Story proves it can still amaze with a fresh new production

West Side Story proves it can still amaze with a fresh new production

March 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

There is a moment in every well-known musical that determines whether or not the audience buys into the director’s interpretation of a beloved production. For me, when I see West Side Story, it’s the song Maria. There’s an anticipation that grows when you know the song is about to start. When Will Skrip started singing […]

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Chicago author brings together a teen detective, art museums and shopping

Chicago author brings together a teen detective, art museums and shopping

March 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Chicago author Bridgette Alexander brings to life a 16-year-old detective who has already built a social media following even before her first adventure hits the shelves. Celine Caldwell, star of Southern Gothic: A Celine Caldwell Mystery (Paris 1865 Press, March 15), will bring teens inside the rarefied world of art as she solves an art […]

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#Chicago's diverse dance scene blossoms this Spring

#Chicago’s diverse dance scene blossoms this Spring

March 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brings its Spring Series to the Harris Theatre March 17 – 20 with a world premiere by Lucas Crandall. This “e-scale ensemble work choreographed for the entire company takes cues from Crandall’s interest in the movement mechanics of stampede behavior.” The company brings I am Mister B, the company’s homage to George […]

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Women Driving Excellence 2016 #WDE16 #CAS16 #NissanCAS

Women Driving Excellence 2016 #WDE16 #CAS16 #NissanCAS

February 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

On Tuesday, February 16th at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive,  The Chicago Auto Show will host Women Driving Excellence for the 4th year. Spearheaded by MJ Tam and Beth Rosen of Sparkfete and #ChicagonistaLIVE fame, this year’s celebration will continue its tradition of honoring exemplary, local, Chicagoland women who have shared their passion for the […]

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Hairspray the right story at the right time

Hairspray the right story at the right time

February 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

At a time when race relations are making headlines for all the wrong reasons, it was strange to sit at the Paramount Theatre watching Hairspray — The Broadway Musical. The larger-than-life story about a plus-sized teen who sets out to be part of an afternoon dance show and ends up changing race relations in her […]

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Chicagoland suburb had its own water crisis long before Flint

Chicagoland suburb had its own water crisis long before Flint

February 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

When I saw the news reports outlining the ongoing Flint water crisis, I wondered if the Crestwood families who went through their own deadly water poisoning are having flashbacks. If you don’t remember the story, Crestwood is a small, Southwest suburb near Crestwood and Route 83.  For years the Chicago suburb was known for giving […]

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