Category: Reviews

Coffee for me and coffee for you

Coffee for me and coffee for you

December 20, 2012 | Comments (2)

Who loves coffee? I LOVE coffee! I write about it. I tweet and Facebook about it. I drink coffee ALL day long. If I am up at night, I am drinking coffee. MJ Tam and I joke that we intravenously enjoy the beverage. I mean, I am pretty sure if that was an option, in […]

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Jewish Holidays In A Box

Jewish Holidays In A Box

December 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Happy Hanukkah! What better way to start off the holidays than sharing tradition and gaming in this very compact and adorable Jewish Holidays In A Box! Now, while I am not Jewish, I pulled these out and was completely interested. I also solicited the opinion of another Chicago Mom who assured me these would definitely […]

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Cake In A Jar

Cake In A Jar

December 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Engaging with people via social media can truly uncover many wonderful things. Creoles love food and cooking. While we are traditionally known for things like gumbo, étouffée and jambalaya, but we are also huge sweet eaters. I met Crystal Jackson Boyd in a Creole Group while chatting and loving her idea for “Cake in a Jar”! […]

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Busy Bug Boxes

Busy Bug Boxes

December 3, 2012 | Comments (2)

My home is filled with all kinds of different bins from when my boys were little. I would go to Crate & Barrel and beg for the discarded crates. I would do the same at Pier One. Then I would clean them up and store Wrestlemania, Gumby, Woody and the crew. Some bins would have […]

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A Christmas Carol is a holiday must see for the family

A Christmas Carol is a holiday must see for the family

November 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

It’s that time of year when families are looking for ways to spend time together celebrating the holiday spirit. For those looking for something more meaningful than a trip to the mall, there are two wonderful versions of A Christmas Carol in the Chicago area that are worth putting on your December calendar. The Goodman Theatre […]

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All About Kids Publishing has a GREAT New Contest for a Family or a Classroom

All About Kids Publishing has a GREAT New Contest for a Family or a Classroom

November 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

We don’t write about a lot of contests, but this one is so cool I thought I would share it. All About Kids Publishing, a small imprint out of Gilroy, California, has some great children’s books. Several books geared towards 4 – 8 year olds recently arrived on my doorstep for review including these delightful […]

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Pass The Cheese Please

Pass The Cheese Please

November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Can vegans be vegan if they eat cheese? Cheese is a HUGE staple in my household. Being the only vegan in my family, I often battle my love for cheese when I am making all of the dishes that my family enjoys. From grilled-cheese to home-made mac and cheese to the every day ham and […]

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One last chance to see Harold and the Purple Crayon

One last chance to see Harold and the Purple Crayon

November 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

What better way is there to introduce your kids to the theater, than to take them to see a show based on a story they know and love? If your kids are fans of Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, then you will want to head to Skokie’s North Shore Center of the […]

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The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe is Perfect for the Halloween Season

The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe is Perfect for the Halloween Season

October 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

When we were invited to media previews for First Folio Theatre’s The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, the play was described as a love story about Poe and his wife Virginia. While that is certainly part of the play, this is definitely not just another happy love story. It’s an intense, multi-layered, psychological thriller that is […]

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Great Handbags Can Be A Career

Great Handbags Can Be A Career

October 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

Sometimes The Chicago Moms meet incredible women and simply HAS to do a Q & A! Moms supporting moms in their entrepreneurial quests is not only smart it is contagious! Q: You met at your kids’ soccer game, how did the subject of handbags come up? Gabrielle: We noticed so many of the moms were […]

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Putting It All Together

Putting It All Together

September 13, 2012 | Comments (3)

So I walk and carry a big bag. A have quite a few big bags, and there is nothing worse than digging, and digging…and days later, still digging for change because you owe $31.01 for your groceries and whatever crevice your coins are in remains a mystery! I am not well organized on a good […]

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Wabash is Worth Exploring

Wabash is Worth Exploring

July 10, 2012 | Comments (6)

If you’re looking for a new place for a long weekend, take a look at Wabash, Indiana. It’s an easy 2.5 – 3 hour drive from most suburbs, with plenty of distractions along the way. We just spent four fun days in Wabash. I have to admit we hadn’t thought of Wabash as a road […]

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