Archive for January 2014

Our Birthday Giveaway! And Our Top 15 Moments

We're three years old today!
Three years ago ChicagoNow community manager Jimmy Greenfield gave us a blog. And the rest, as you know, is history. Here’s a look back at our years of community service, fab giveaways, and our favorite moments. ENTER TO WIN! Thank you for being here through our journey. And, enter to win our gift to you…Baggage... Read more »

5 Benefits of the Friend Zone

5 Benefits of the Friend Zone
By A Comeaux I’d be lying if I say it’s never happened to me: Rejection. When you approach someone you feel/hope you have a chance with, a solid yes is the goal. You pursue, be it subtle or blatant, with the undaunted ambition of a love connection. Life has taught me that one plus one... Read more »

DIY Classroom Valentine's Day Kits

DIY Classroom Valentine's Day Kits
By Nicole Harding DIY Valentine’s Day Kits: 4 Easy Steps  Ahhh, it’s time for your little sugar to trade Valentine’s Day gifts at school, and you don’t want cards that pop out of the box and tear on the fold, you want something fun—something with some POP! Now would be a good time to mention... Read more »
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Chicagonista Fashion and Fun at Bryson Milan

Chicagonista Fashion and Fun at Bryson Milan
by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster-  I love supporting and promoting all things Chicago. I recently attended a taping for ChicagonistaLive that was held at the beautiful Bryson Milan upscale clothing boutique.   Chicagonista is comprised of a group of four powerful Chicago women, Nancy Loo, Beth Rosenberg, MJ Tam, Duong Sheahan and newly added Chicagonisto... Read more »

Movie night: Taraji P. Henson's "From the Rough"

They blog alot! The most active bloggers were treated to a VIP movie screening of the new Taraji P. Henson film, "From the Rough," at The Wit Chicago.
Oscar nominee Taraji Henson stars in FROM THE ROUGH, the true story of Coach Starks, a former swim coach at Tennessee State University who became the first woman ever to coach an all men’s team at the collegiate level.  From the Rough opens everywhere on April 18th. The film follows the true story of Catana... Read more »

Our First Film Short: A New Look at Leadership

Our First Film Short: A New Look at Leadership
Dr. Dawj and I convinced (okay, begged) Jocelyn K. Allen, Director – Regional, Grassroots and Diversity Communications at General Motors, to allow us to shadow her during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), her 21st year working that event. We wanted to know what women in the auto industry did during arguably the most... Read more »
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The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex

The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex
THAT DREADFUL DAY By Kym B. I don’t know about you, but the day I found out my daughter was having sex with her boyfriend was devastating to me.  I was heartbroken.  And, I’m not sure why it affected me as much.  She was in her early 20s and in college.  Nevertheless the mixed emotions... Read more »

Open Letter to My Sister

Open Letter to My Sister
This letter is open to you, me and every woman in our realm. I’m thinking about my teenaged sister who I know needs me but I can’t seem to get through to her. With an ambition to launch a collective to mentor young ladies by women of all walks of life and social statuses, my... Read more »

FREE HUGS...

FREE HUGS...
There’s nothing more reassuring than the comfort of a BIG HUG! I’m a huge fan of hugs – always have been, always will be and they’re free. TODAY is National Hug Day It’s an annual unofficial event devised by Rev. Kevin Zaborney (Caro, MI). The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to... Read more »
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If It's Not Working For You, Get the Hell Out!

If It's Not Working For You, Get the Hell Out!
by Gina B. There are problems with staying in a bad relationship. What is a bad relationship?  One that drains you, reduces your self esteem and causes you to act out of character.  It’s one that doesn’t have the promise to provide for you, emotionally.  In fact, it might be one that’s abusive or causes... Read more »