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Exercise Tips & Program After a C-Section

Exercise Tips & Program After a C-Section
Bouncing back from a C-section can be a daunting thought.  Most women are told that all C-sections require a cut through the muscle in the belly.  This is not actually true.   In fact, in most C-sections, the abdominal muscles are moved to the side by the surgeon in order to gain access to the uterus... Read more »

Taste of Randolph- 9 Course Meal for Father's Day only $66

Taste of Randolph- 9 Course Meal for Father's Day only $66
The weekend has proven to be perfect for all the the festivals happening. But if you are planning on taking your father to one, I suggest Taste of Randolph.  Since most family celebrations are centered around food, The West Loop’s 16th Taste of Randolph will offer your Pop the perfect 9 course meal.  The trick... Read more »

Eating Healthy, Yet Indulging at Taste of Randolph

The 16th Taste of Randolph is always one of Chicago’s coolest street fairs. Located on Randolph Street between Peoria and Ada Street in the iconic West Loop Gate neighborhood of Chicago.  What has been my neighborhood for 15 years was first envisioned in 1909 by the famous architect, Daniel Burnham.  Today, the West Loop is... Read more »
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Outdoor Play + Kids = Dirty Bathrooms, 4 Solutions

Outdoor Play + Kids = Dirty Bathrooms, 4 Solutions
Warm weather means playing outside a lot.  As much as I enjoy being at the park, in the yard and even gardening with my kids, my bathroom is so dirty in the summer compared to the winter.  I think most moms agree that dirty and messy are two different things.  In the winter my house... Read more »

Why is Barre Bee Fit So Successful?

Why is Barre Bee Fit So Successful?
One of my favorite expressions is, ‘If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.’  Barre Bee Fit (BBF) Co-founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin have built many doors.  Lorenz and Cherin have created a community of fitness followers and doers that began with one River North location and now plan for 15 locations across the country... Read more »

Things I'm not clinically qualified to actually do, but do anyway.

Things I'm not clinically qualified to actually do, but do anyway.
I am not a purposefully defiant person.  I have no issues with authority or even following the rules.  In fact, I’ve been accused of being ‘ square’.  But I have an independent spirit that takes liberties with many things once I feel like ‘I got it!‘  It occurred to me as I was ‘bleeding-out’ a... Read more »
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3 things that piss me off about health insurance companies

3 things that piss me off about health insurance companies
I will be honest, I am nervous to write anything about health care.  I do not fully comprehend everything happening and do not always have faith in the sources I read, for I fear they are motivated by an underlying political agenda.  So I seek out sources that seem to represent the middle position and... Read more »

Are women FIT enough to fight in combat?

Are women FIT enough to fight in combat?
It was a little over a year ago (January of 2013) that former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chief of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey ordered that combat-arm roles will be opened to women in all areas of service.   Even Senator John McCain (R-Ariz) supported the 2013-policy reversal that excluded women from front line... Read more »

5 Truths You NEED to Know About Food Labels

5 Truths You NEED to Know About Food Labels
I am a very good consumer. In fact, I believe in consumerism. I feel it is my way of keeping the economy going. But packaging and propaganda about any product or service must be ethical. I think advertising any product will always re-direct the focus of the buyer towards a product feature; but misleading the... Read more »
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Suck it up! You're just pregnant!

Suck it up! You're just pregnant!
Before I was pregnant, I spent 6 months in and out of a wheel-chair managing and treating some back injuries (long story for another time). I still worked at POW! MMA & Fitness. I crawled around the floor while teaching and scooted from student to student. A humbling time and everything was challenging. So when... Read more »