July 12-13 USC-Sponsored Hackathon Aims to Help Those With Developmental Disabilities Gain A Stronger “Voice” In Personal Healthcare Using AI-Driven Assistants

July 12-13 USC-Sponsored Hackathon Aims to Help Those With Developmental Disabilities Gain A Stronger “Voice” In Personal Healthcare Using AI-Driven Assistants
Healthcare is a major topic of discussion for many American families. With new implementations of healthcare legislation and changes in benefits for many underrepresented and vulnerable populations, advocacy is an important part of the process. As the mother of a teen daughter with developmental delays and epilepsy, one of my major concerns as she enters... Read more »

It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Talk About Breast Cancer

It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Talk About Breast Cancer
When I returned to Chicago in 2012 to date and marry my husband, I learned devastating news about my childhood friend. Her breast cancer had recently returned, and though I was able to chat and pray with her via phone, I never saw her alive again. It was a tough blow, and since then, I... Read more »

Omni Hotel Offers Amazing Farm to Table Experiences

Omni Hotel Offers Amazing Farm to Table Experiences
Along with their amazing accommodations, Omni Chicago offers delicious fresh cuisine from their 5th Floor herb garden that overlooks Michigan Avenue. They are excited to offer two new summer packages at the all-suite Omni Chicago Hotel on the Magnificent Mile. Guests can savor an authentic farm to table experience this summer at the Omni Chicago. Executive Chef Josh... Read more »
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Fun Family Weekend: Garden Court Hotel

Fun Family Weekend: Garden Court Hotel
One of the joys of being a mom, is the ability to create authentic memories for our children. When I was 15 years old, a new line of exclusive dolls hit the scene. American Girl dolls were created as a way to connect children with historical periods throughout American history. The best thing is that... Read more »

Mother’s Day Is Around the Corner Time to Start Creating

Mother’s Day Is Around the Corner Time to Start Creating
With Mother’s Day around the corner, there is finally a way to  turn your photos into postcards, greeting cards, and beautiful presents. You can do this straight from your phone, desktop or tablet. It’s an easy and spontaneous way to send messages thoughtful notes and gifts to friends and family all over the world. It... Read more »

New Concept Makes Sustainable Baby Clothing Easy and Accessible to All Parents

New Concept Makes Sustainable Baby Clothing Easy and Accessible to All Parents
Many parents know what it is to overspend on baby clothes and end up with way more items than needed. According to a 2010 USDA report, the average middle-income family will spend roughly $12,000 on child-related expenses in their baby’s first year of life. By age two, parents are up to more than $12,500 per... Read more »
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New Smart Sock Helps Monitor the Health of Aging Parents

New Smart Sock Helps Monitor the Health of Aging Parents
In the black community, diabetes is often referred to as sugar. In fact, it wasn’t until I was a young adult that I heard of the term diabetes, when I learned from my father that his grandfather had sugar, or diabetes, and had to have his leg amputated. Over 25% of all US adults over... Read more »

The Ada App: Assesses Symptoms Before Your Doctor's Visit

The Ada App: Assesses Symptoms Before Your Doctor's Visit
As the mom of three girls, I am grateful for the opportunity to stay home and raise them full time. With the threat of flu season and respiratory-related illnesses, I am cautious of new symptoms that arise–even for the common cold. It is specifically challenging to diagnose my nonverbal deaf and autistic daughter. I monitor... Read more »

Manchild: The Story of Schea Cotton

Manchild: The Story of Schea Cotton
(Los Angeles – California) – On Monday February 12th, Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story, touched the hearts of hundreds at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Manchild tells the story of now retired ball player, Schea Cotton. He was once regarded as the greatest pre-high school aged player ever, even better than LeBron James. The celebrity VIP guests... Read more »
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American Girl Doll of the Year: Luciana Vega

American Girl Doll of the Year: Luciana Vega
As a former educator, I am thrilled about American Girl’s choice for the American Girl Doll of the Year. STEM is such an important aspect of education, and the new Luciana Vega doll will expose young girls to endless possibilities in the sciences and space travel. Her storyline is unique and engaging. Luciana Vega is... Read more »