Category: Reviews

Moms' Night Out and My Interview with Sarah Drew

Moms’ Night Out and My Interview with Sarah Drew

May 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT – a comedy about the chaos of motherhood and life – will be in theaters starting May 9, just in time for Mother’s Day. I had the opportunity to sit down with the Sarah Drew (who portrays Allyson in the movie) and is also a regular cast member on the popular ABC […]

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School House Rock Live Wins Over Another Generation

School House Rock Live Wins Over Another Generation

March 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

There is something amazing about watching my children experience things from my childhood that never grow old. It can be little things like playing Candyland or big things like seeing the Ocean for the first. There is definitely something magical about my children having the same positive childhood experiences as I did. And I had […]

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ASL shows on the schedule at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

ASL shows on the schedule at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

February 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

I was reading the program before a Chicago Shakespeare Theater performance when I saw the note about American Sign Language (ASL) Duo-interpreter performances and Access Shakespeare programming. A family friend who is hearing-impaired is always looking for ASL shows so she can participate in live theater. Intrigued by the ASL shows, I emailed the Chicago […]

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Fight the Winter Blues with a Little "Soul" at Chicago Children's Theatre's Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

Fight the Winter Blues with a Little “Soul” at Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money

February 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

My kids and I are longtime fans of Christopher Paul Curtis.  Of all the many books he has written, our top favorites have to be Bud, Not Buddy and The Mighty Ms. Malone (both of which I highly, highly recommend). For a younger crowd (and for some lighter reading), my daughters and I would also recommend Mr. […]

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Cabot Cheese is Delicious

Cabot Cheese is Delicious

October 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

Cabot’s ‘Horseradish’ cheddar cheese is my absolute favorite cheese. Mild with a hint of fire, this cheese has so many uses on the menus I plan it is ridiculous! One of my families repeat must-haves is ‘Cheesy Rice’ made with Cabot horseradish cheddar cheese slices. After boiling a basic pot of rice, I scoop out […]

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What a Mother Knows a good book club novel

What a Mother Knows a good book club novel

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Author Leslie Lehr wrote an entire book around a question every mother asks herself every day. How far would you go to protect your child? It’s something I’ve talked about with friends, especially after something in the news creates that worried feeling in the pit of my stomach. Every mother wants to protect her child(ren) from real […]

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The new Jockey Bra store is a spa-like experience

The new Jockey Bra store is a spa-like experience

July 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

If you get any group of women together to talk about shopping, there are two things we all dread. One is shopping for jeans. The other is bra shopping.  The new Jockey Bra store at Woodfield Mall aims to solve bra shopping problems by completely redesigning the bra. Traditional bra shopping involves measuring underneath the bust to figure […]

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Chicago's Hidden Gem: Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa

Chicago’s Hidden Gem: Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa

June 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hidden in the back of the Water Tower Place, on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, you will find the Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa. This day spa is one of the Gold Coast’s hidden gems and they offer one of the best facials in town. As a member of the Hot Mom Spa Squad, […]

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Nahsville the perfect summer road trip destination

Nahsville the perfect summer road trip destination

June 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

We went to Nashville for Spring Break this year. We took a seven-day road trip that left us wanting to go back — and soon. Since so many people are planning summer vacations, here are some suggestions to help you plan your Nashville vacation. Nashville is an easy one-day drive, but we broke up the […]

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Yummy Ideas

Yummy Ideas

May 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Long weekends mean making breakfast or treats. It may be our intention to be free of duties but inevitably, if you are a parent, someone will whine that they’re hungry and you will lovingly answer the call. Though I was sent these products for Mother’s Day, and I did use them that weekend – yes, […]

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BARNUM, the Circus Musical, Opens at The Mercury Theater

BARNUM, the Circus Musical, Opens at The Mercury Theater

April 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

The greatest show on earth – BARNUM – has arrived at the Mercury Theater, and my 9 year old son and I were there to welcome this musical to Chicago with open arms. Because of the intimate size of the Mercury Theater, I was surprised when I first heard BARNUM was going to be there. […]

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 Kid-Friendly Getaway at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Kid-Friendly Getaway at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

March 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

Our Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Getaway My family has fallen in love with the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Let me explain… For years my family has gone away on vacation to escape our regular routines and our day-today way of life. This year, we decided to do something different. This year we decided to vacation […]

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