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Dr. Mahr

Dr. Mahr

March 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dr. Mahr Q~ Dr. it seems that pediatric allergies are at an all-time high. Do you have any theories about what seems to be an epidemic? OR are issues pronounced due to social media and our new ability to gather more information easier? A~ We are not really having increased allergies to a great degree, […]

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Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

March 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Moms Chat With Dr. Navsaria   Q ~ Literacy is such a powerful right, yet in many parts of the world it is hard to come by, do you see this as a way to block peace and peaceful existence?  We take literacy for granted but even in the U.S. there are areas that […]

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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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Dear Target

Dear Target

January 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dear Target: I write this with a heavy heart. I think it’s time we break up. I want to adore you again. When I go into your stores I see the cute clothes and wonderful home accessories. I wander down the aisles reminiscing about last fall when we bought our daughters new bicycles and the […]

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The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

January 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Interested in culinary demos, meet sled dogs, ride the mechanical bull and interact with some of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s “wild” friends? The Travel and Adventure Show returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, January 11-12, 2014. The show takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. It opened Saturday, January 11, but runs […]

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Happy Dog Box a good treat for your favorite pet

Happy Dog Box a good treat for your favorite pet

November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

We adopted Holly, our Great Pyrenees/Lab mix puppy, Labor Day weekend from a wonderful local rescue group called Magnificent Mutts. Her foster mom let us know she loves all kinds of treats, but when I walk through the pet stores, I feel like it’s the same old stuff that I see in all stores. I was […]

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Chicago's West Side Welcomes UniverSOUL Circus

Chicago’s West Side Welcomes UniverSOUL Circus

October 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

For years, I listened as my south side friends gushed on and on about UniverSOUL circus that religiously took place in Washington Park, and for years I consistently missed out on all the action. This year, the critically acclaimed circus, celebrating 19 years, decided to trek over to the city’s west side in Union Park […]

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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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National Nanny Recognition Week

National Nanny Recognition Week

September 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Chicago Moms knows how important all of our families’ needs are, so when TCM friend and supporter Erin Krex, of First Class Care invited us to join in the festivities of National Nanny Recognition Week, we could not wait to introduce Erin to you! TCM:Tell us about First Class Care, Inc. Erin:First Class Care […]

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Is Social Media A Family Affair?

Is Social Media A Family Affair?

September 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Last week I wrote a post on my personal blog “Healthier, Happier, You!”. It was a journal-like entry about a scary situation that happened to my sons and their friends this past summer. It was a rather sad right of passage that is becoming all too familiar in certain communities. Unfortunately, some of the same […]

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The First Computer Program

The First Computer Program

September 5, 2013 | Comments (2)

If you know something about the history of computers you might know that the very first “computer” was called the ENIAC. It used vacuum tubes and was designed by John Presper Eckart and John Mauchly and it was used by the United States military to accurately calculate missile trajectories. The very first computer program ever […]

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