Category: Reviews

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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Escape From Planet Earth Lands in Chicago

Escape From Planet Earth Lands in Chicago

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

My family was invited to a special screening of The Weinstein Company’s new film, Escape from Planet Earth, which hit theaters across Chicago last weekend. Although many film critics are calling this show “mediocre”, I think Escape from Planet Earth is a light-hearted family film that everyone can enjoy. It was a perfect feel-good movie […]

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Emerald City Theatre opens two shows in one day

Emerald City Theatre opens two shows in one day

February 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

If you’ve ever been involved in any kind of large-scale production — school theater, professional presentation, family event — you’ll appreciate the complexities of doing it twice in one day. Recently Chicago’s acclaimed Emerald City Theatre premiered two different shows on the same day:  Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat and Frog Prince, Continued. Dr. Suess’ […]

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Chicago Children's Theatre's Bud, Not Buddy packs an emotional punch

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Bud, Not Buddy packs an emotional punch

January 25, 2013 | Comments (1)

With Barack Obama’s historic second inauguration on Martin Luther King Day, I was on the lookout for ways to bring home to my children the truths and travesties of racial inequality in our past.  The Chicago Children’s Theatre performance of Bud, Not Buddy turned out to be an excellent and entertaining way to do just […]

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Chicago Children’s Theatre's Performance of Bud, Not Buddy

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Performance of Bud, Not Buddy

January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Children’s Theatre‘s newest performance “Bud, Not Buddy” is now running until February 24, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, at 1016 N. Dearborn Street, in Chicago. This outstanding show, based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis, follows the heartwarming, funny, and unforgettable journey of a young African-American orphan as […]

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Side Effects May Include...laughter

Side Effects May Include…laughter

January 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Side Effect May Include….is a thought-provoking play that will have you laughing until you cry, gasping as you recognize your relationship and marvelling at a love strong enough to battle anything. Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffee and Emmy nominee Eric Coble wrote a love letter to Karen Jaffe, Marc’s wife of more than 20 years. The […]

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