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Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?

Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?
Technology turned off  for a week? Sounds nearly impossible to do! This is the challenge of Screen-Free Week   (formerly known as TV Turn-Off Week) which is April 29 through May 5, 2013. It is an annual celebration that asks children, families, schools, and communities across the nation to turn off the screens and “turn... Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions that Make a Difference

New Year’s Resolutions that Make a Difference
New Year’s Resolutions are so hard to keep.  Health clubs and exercise classes are always packed in January but drop off by the beginning of March.  Good intentions to do one thing or another- eat healthier, get organized, save more money, are hard to maintain.   It is difficult to create new habits that lead... Read more »

Get Outside! Get to a Park- Win a Trip from KaBOOM!

Get Outside! Get to a Park- Win a Trip from KaBOOM!
I love this picture. It has been shared and passed around Facebook- but it says it all! Leave the tech toys behind and enjoy the outdoors while you can! Let’s face it– the best reasons to be a Chicagoan are our sports and our summers! The summer season is too short to stay inside. We... Read more »
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Chicago Needs More Playgrounds

Last week, Chicago Tribune columnist Blair Kamin’s article regarding big city open spaces and park systems caught my eye with Chicago ranking 14th out of 40 of the nation’s largest cities. Naturally I was curious to see which cities we were trailing: San Francisco, Boston, New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Scores were based on access... Read more »
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