While I'm Away - Links to Keep Busy

While I'm Away - Links to Keep Busy
Today at 3:00 p.m. Winter Break officially begins!  Although the kids love school, they (and me) are thrilled for a two week break.   Tomorrow we head to warm Mexico with my family and I’ve decided to leave my computer at home. (I went a few days this week without a phone and it was surprisingly... Read more »

My phone is in a bowl of rice

My phone is in a bowl of rice
We are on day two of quarantine.  Some virus hit my son on Sunday night and it hasn’t let up yet.  Surprisingly myself and my girl have avoided it;* there are only so many times I can sanitize the remote control. The stir craziness set in this morning, I could not bare the thought of... Read more »

Chicago's Redmoon Winter Pageant Entertains All Ages

Chicago's Redmoon Winter Pageant Entertains All Ages
Opening night of the Redmoon Winter Pageant captured the attention of wide eyed children on the floor and equally the mesmerized adults in the bleachers. Set atop a massive glacier, the love stories are brought to life by a cast of more than 40 performers and a pair of explorers  – in search of a precious mineral... Read more »
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Yoga Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Yoga Holiday Gift Guide 2014
It is that time of year, regardless if you want to accept the fast movement of time or not, the holidays will be here very soon.  Trust me it is smart to shop now as I’ve been burned before on last minute shopping.  Come gift time you will be pleasantly prepared and avoid last minute... Read more »

Meatless Monday: One-Pot Pasta with Eggplant and Mushrooms

Meatless Monday: One-Pot Pasta with Eggplant and Mushrooms
You know the nights; you want to eat something delicious and healthy, but don’t have energy to make a big mess that needs to be cleaned up?  The Minimalist Baker solved that problem with this tasty Pasta with Eggplant and Mushrooms.  Sounds simple, but packed with veggies and did I mention that you only need... Read more »

Local Favorite Be By Baby Closes, Can't Compete With Amazon

Local Favorite Be By Baby Closes, Can't Compete With Amazon
Chicago north side moms have counted on Be By Baby for the past ten years.  Not only did we go there for help with tying slings properly and nursing support, but also for mom and baby yoga, sign language and massage classes. The staff patiently took their time with each overwhelmed and overtired new mom and... Read more »
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"Serial" Podcast: You are missing out if you are not listening

"Serial" Podcast: You are missing out if you are not listening
The free and downloadable podcast, Serial is the best thing that I have listened to…maybe ever. The true story reports on the 2000 murder conviction of a Baltimore-area high school student, Adnan Syed.  Syed, now 34, is serving a life sentence and continues to fight his case through the legal system. Reporter Sarah Koenig, who has... Read more »

An interview with my nine-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my nine-year-old on his birthday
I’ve been thinking a lot about how my son’s ninth birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year.  If there ever is a child to be grateful for it is this mellow, sensitive, confident, observant, thoughtful bookworm. This boy would rather celebrate his birthday over Dim Sum in Chinatown with two classmates than a big hoopla with... Read more »

Disability Day: A Holiday to Celebrate Everyone Regardless of Differences

Disability Day: A Holiday to Celebrate Everyone Regardless of Differences
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: “Create a new holiday, or holidays, that you believe should exist.” This can be about anything and take place anywhere, it can be another traditional holiday, a food holiday, Congressional gridlock holiday, metaphysical holiday, Bieber... Read more »
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Cranberry, Cinnamon Candle Craft for Thanksgiving

Cranberry, Cinnamon Candle Craft for Thanksgiving
Inspired by a plain white candle and a bag of fresh cranberries, my daughter and I began to glue the fruit and cinnamon sticks to the candle. There is no right or wrong way to assemble this decorative candle. We began using Elmer’s Glue, but at the end I attached a few stubborn cranberries with... Read more »
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