Archive for 2011

Holiday Shopping in Chicago: Toys that Promote Child Development

With the holidays fast approaching, Chicago parents often wonder what the best toys are for children to help promote their development.  Nowadays, stores offer a range of computerized and electronic toys, games and gadgets as well as educational videos and interactive books for children. While some of these items can enhance learning, there are a... Read more »

Summer in the City - Where's My Kid?

Summer in the City - Where's My Kid?
Summer is finally here! People are out and Chicago is bustling. For some Chicago parents, summer is exciting because the kids are out of school; for others, it is overwhelming for this very same reason. Whatever your stance, summer also tends to be a time when parents contemplate their relationships with their children, especially those... Read more »

IMPROV CLASS FOR THE SOUL: WHAT IS FREQUENCY? by Rachel Hamill

Can warring mutants, un-potty-trained babies, stars, and earthworms all co-exist?  Yes, but not in the same place.  They are not supported by the same environments and sustenance.  Warring mutants need each other, a battle, and a reason to fight.  Un-potty-trained babies need diapers, an impatient parent, and grade school looming.  Stars need the outer space... Read more »
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IMPROV CLASS FOR THE SOUL: 2 for 1 BLAME & SPINELESS by Rachel Hamill

WHO IS TO BLAME              Who is the Agressor                            Who is the Victim                      Who is the Harrasser  —  Who is Harrassed                                            I can only fix me If I say I am to Blame then I get it half right, because there are many things out of my control that I can not fix.  But I can fix... Read more »

Why Should I Attend My Condo Association Meetings?

Once you’ve purchased a Chicago luxury condo, you’ll want to attend your condo association meetings. But why you ask? We all have very busy schedules, and finding time to attend our condo meetings is usually not top priority. While this may not seem like the most exciting way to spend your Wednesday evening, attending these... Read more »

Best Questions to Ask When Looking For an Apartment

Best Questions to Ask When Looking For an Apartment
Buying or renting a new home can be one of the most exciting, opportunistic times of your life, but it can also be a most frustrating and overwhelming experience.  If you are looking to rent apartments in Chicago, it is vital to know what exactly you’re getting for your money. Here is a list of... Read more »
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IMPROV CLASS FOR THE SOUL: MIRACLES 101 by Rachel Hamill

No one talks about the technology of religion without stuffing you full of antiquated he said, she said.  How do you make new things that never were?  How do you find perfect functioning in an emergency and not fold?  What are the rules of accountability – what will you pay for? Miracles are the manifestation... Read more »

IMPROV CLASS FOR THE SOUL: MEETING HEAVEN HALF WAY by Rachel Hamill

                IT WAS THE PERSON THAT COULD HAVE CHANGED EVERYTHING… THE ONE WITH CHARISMA, THAT COULD STYMIE THE PARENTS, MAINTAIN THE CALM, BLOCK THE UNRELENTING BARRAGE, AND WALK A PATH TO THE INFINITE ONE STEP AT A TIME. AND IT NEVER HAPPENED. THE PERSON OF INTEREST WAS NEVER... Read more »

IMPROV CLASS FOR THE SOUL: MEETING HEAVEN HALF WAY by Rachel Hamill

              IT WAS THE PERSON THAT COULD HAVE CHANGED EVERYTHING… THE ONE WITH CHARISMA, THAT COULD STYMIE THE PARENTS, MAINTAIN THE CALM, BLOCK THE UNRELENTING BARRAGE, AND WALK A PATH TO THE INFINITE ONE STEP AT A TIME. AND IT NEVER HAPPENED. THE PERSON OF INTEREST WAS NEVER MET.... Read more »
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IMPROV CLASS FOR THE SOUL: LEADERSHIP SERIES (part 4) by Rachel Hamill

WHO AND WHY SHOULD I FOLLOWYou are the power you are and you have just settled into a plain life.  |: Relax, this will be nice.  Plan on it. 😐  Repeat until you are bored and restless.  What to do?  Who and what looks interesting?  The connections we build are important and denote power-building and... Read more »