Posts tagged "St. Charles"

Born To Stride: Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Born To Stride: Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Research
I love to take walks along the Fox River Trail in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. I can always appreciate the dense trees and the sound of the water flowing next to the path. Sure, the bikers whiz by sometimes lacking “trail etiquette” and every now and then, those pesky water bugs fly into your... Read more »

ChicagoNow Has a New Look! Let's Celebrate!

Tranquility Spa and Wellness, St. Charles
In celebration of our new look on ChicagoNow.com we are honoring our 118th Facebook fan, Courtney from Naperville. A lovely collection of PWAP’s favorite products have been donated by several local establishments! We treasure all of our readers and fans and appreciate every moment of your support. Don’t be sad if you missed out on... Read more »

Take a Walk in the Park this Sunday to Fight Cystic Fibrosis!

Sunday, July 17 at the Strike and Spare in Lockport
Eleven years ago I received a phone call that my sister-in-law had given birth to my very first niece. I raced from NIU in DeKalb to the Western Suburbs in joyous anticipation of meeting the new addition to our family. I had failed to ask where Suzanne (my S-I-L) had delivered and in a day... Read more »
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One breath at a time: being the parent of a child with cystic fibrosis

Parenting. One of the hardest jobs, in my opinion, because you are driven by love and have an unspeakable bond to a tiny human being. Emotionally (and sometimes physically) attached, a parent is held responsible for equipping children with the tools they need to survive, until they can go out on their own and take... Read more »

What's in your purse? (aka the black hole)

What's in your purse? (aka the black hole)
In between jobs many years ago, I had the opportunity to work for Coach. (Yes, the leather goods company.) I was amazed when mothers would come in and ask for a purse that would allow them to be “hands-free”. Pah! I thought. Hands-free. Nothing could come between me and being fashionable. You mean to tell... Read more »

Spring Forward with a New Look: Exfoliating Your Winter Self

As I shaved in the shower this morning and stared at my almost opaque skin, I realized that I need to take action when it comes to preparing myself for a terrifying term I like to call, “beach season”. I tend to look at the arrival of spring as my new year as opposed to... Read more »
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The Perfect Valentine Dinner Destination (Or any meal for that matter!)

I worked at a tanning salon in a video store. What?
If there is one thing I love and can’t seem to get enough of is being doted upon. When we first started dating, my husband did swoon about and pamper me like a seasoned professional. Then again, we were in college where our biggest concern was getting to class on time and meeting for lunch... Read more »

Keeping Up Appearances

I’ve been saying to myself lately that there is something artsy and eccentric about leaving the house in mismatched clothes and no makeup. That my over-plucked, uneven eyebrows make me look more thoughtful and intense. It has never occurred to me that my rugged eye brows and freakishly “unique” outfits make me look crazy…  Such... Read more »

Olfactory Nightmares

While strolling through the music department of Barnes and Noble, I approached the headsets to preview a CD.  As I scanned the disk and made my selection, I inhaled, ready to take in the hipster vibrations of Arcade Fire.  To my horror, the head set REEKED of men’s cologne. In disgust, I threw the headset... Read more »
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Four weeks to a stress free holiday gathering

November means the start of family gatherings and the holidays.  As the chic housekeeping magazines begin to fill my mailbox and suggest that I start making crepe paper center pieces and piping tiny turkeys onto homemade petit fours, a sense of urgency to hit my local craft store kicks in.  I am a notorious list... Read more »