Yoga in Airports

Yoga in Airports
I am thrilled to see more and more yoga rooms popping up in airports.  After lifting heavy luggage, waiting in lines and sitting for many hours; there is nothing more beneficial than a place to unwind, breathe and do yoga.  Even if it is five minutes, it can change your travel experience. Here are the... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Mashed Cauliflower

Meatless Monday: Mashed Cauliflower
I usually don’t buy cookbooks, but a cute, new independent book store opened in my neighborhood and I really want to support the locally owned business.  Or maybe I used that as an excuse to buy Well Fed, a beautiful paleo cookbook of photos and recipes. First I tried the mashed cauliflower, because my children... Read more »

How to Stop Drinking Wine

How to Stop Drinking Wine
Whenever I check Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom’s Google analytics results, I am always shocked to see that How to Stop Drinking Wine is always the most popular Google results that leads readers to this article about Mom Drinking. I am very far from an expert of this topic because I LOVE to drink... Read more »
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What I am Reading: Parenting with Love and Logic

What I am Reading: Parenting with Love and Logic
My therapist friend suggested I read Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay.  Not a huge fan of parenting books, I took this recommendation openly as my smart and stubborn daughter has been giving me a hard time lately. I am very interested in the concept that teaches children responsibility instead... Read more »

My kids sleep in my bed: Why is that so horrible?

My kids sleep in my bed: Why is that so horrible?
I am sharing a secret with you today.  My kids sleep in my bed.  This is something I don’t tell everyone because there is a lot of judgment about the family bed. According to Sheknows.com, sleeping in a family bed encourages independence, builds self-esteem, promotes physical and mental well being and reduces risk of stress... Read more »

Meeting Martha Stewart on a Cold Day in Chicago

Meeting Martha Stewart on a Cold Day in Chicago
My mom invited me to an event at a fancy club off of Jackson to see Martha Stewart speak.  Then I tried to explain to my children who Martha Stewart was.  ”A cook, decorator and business woman. She is a good example of working hard, despite mistakes she has made.” “What kind of mistakes?”  My... Read more »
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Yoga Teacher Training: Is it the right decision?

Yoga Teacher Training: Is it the right decision?
I get asked all the time about yoga teacher training.  For me, it was one of the best decisions of my life.  For others, it is a big commitment and a challenge to fit into a busy schedule.  Serena is a ChicagoNow writer that recently began her teacher training.  I asked her to share her story... Read more »

Teddy Bear Bread: A cold weather activity

My sister texted me while I was still in bed.  She told me the museums were free during this frigid weather and I should make teddy bear bread. That was a blast from the past that I hadn’t thought about it years, but I remember making it with our Mom when we were little.  The... Read more »

Delicious, All Natural, Kid Approved Protein Bars

Delicious, All Natural, Kid Approved Protein Bars
I struggle to find snacks for my kids and myself that are filling, satisfying and tasty.  They want treats and I want them to eat good-for-you foods. I believe I finally found an answer to that problem.  These protein bars are packed with immunity fighting seeds and nuts, plus natural sweetness from the dates and... Read more »
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Travel to the same place or try something new

Travel to the same place or try something new
Did you travel ever the holidays?  I love to get away, yet am most comfortable at home. I realize that travel is an expense that everyone cannot handle.  In our family, we sacrifice other luxuries in exchange for the gift of traveling.  There is so much joy, learning and bonding that happens while away with... Read more »
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