Archive for September 2011

Pedicures and Childcare Under One Roof at Urban Mom Salon

Pedicures and Childcare Under One Roof at Urban Mom Salon
You know those days where you’ve spent the majority of it cleaning up pee, poop, syrup, cheerios, drool and tears?  You catch a glimpse of your reflection in the mirror and notice your pony tailed hair desperately in need of a trim?  You think of when you can find the time and childcare to get away for a... Read more »

My Yoga Breathing Helps My Child Sleep

My Yoga Breathing Helps My Child Sleep
Lately my daughter has insisted she won’t go to sleep unless I lie in bed with her.  I try to encourage her to sleep by herself; both for her independence and by the time I get her to bed, I’m itching for space and some “me” time. She screams and cries “mamamamamamamom” so many times I... Read more »

Monday Mantra: Do Unto Others As You Want Others to Do Unto You

Monday Mantra: Do Unto Others As You Want Others to Do Unto You
Yesterday morning my family and many other volunteers of all ages delivered five thousand Rosh Hashanah baskets to those in need.  We visited homes of grateful recipients thrilled to receive boxes containing challah, eggs, chicken, wine, apples, honey, candles and more.  They eagerly shared photos of their grandchildren, chatted and offered us candy. Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago did a fabulous job... Read more »
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I'm Giving Away my Snack Obsession: SkinnyPop Popcorn

I'm Giving Away my Snack Obsession: SkinnyPop Popcorn
As much as I love eating fresh vegetables, whole grains and nuts; sometimes I am in need of something with a little more crunch.  I proceed to eat too much and in turn feel guilty.  Until I discovered SkinnyPop Popcorn.  It is all natural, dairy, peanut, gluten, trans fat and cholesterol free.  It really is the ideal snack and I can’t... Read more »

Parents: Ask Your Questions to GRASP Founders

Parents: Ask Your Questions to GRASP Founders
Autumn reminds me of when my son was born almost six years ago.  The days felt long and lonely since I knew very few other moms to bounce problems off of.  Now my kids and I have met some wonderful friends and confidants through playgroups, school and the neighborhood.  Yet, I still can easily bring myself back to 2005 when I would have... Read more »

Storing Up for the Winter and Drying Herbs

Storing Up for the Winter and Drying Herbs
The air is crisp and my wardrobe has switched from sun dresses to jeans and scarfs; it is quite clear fall is not far behind.  This also means the end of my garden for the season.  I have had  much success with my herbs this summer using them in almost every dish I’ve prepared from... Read more »
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Monday Mantras: Choose Happiness

Monday Mantras: Choose Happiness
I’ve learned more than I could have imagined from my weekly Meatless Monday posts. My family and I have eaten new foods and learned how flavorful herbs and vegetables can be.  I still intend to observe Meatless Mondays and continue to share recipes, but weekly posts are on hiatus until I become inspired instead of obligated. In its place, I’m... Read more »

Instead of Medicine, Try Yoga First

Instead of Medicine, Try Yoga First
I very rarely get sick, I credit eating healthy and drinking a lot of water.  But, over the weekend I got a cold.  Maybe it was the changing of the seasons or germs from going to McDonalds, but it happened.  I tried to somewhat rest on Saturday and Sunday, but Monday I did not want to... Read more »

Meatless Monday: When You Don't Have the Time or Energy to Cook

Meatless Monday: When You Don't Have the Time or Energy to Cook
I know a lot of you don’t cook.  Maybe you live alone or don’t have the time, money or energy.  I understand.  There are many days I avoiding preparing meals for one of those reasons.  Just because you don’t watch Top Chef, doesn’t mean you can’t eat meatless and delicious meals. Trader Joe’s strength is in their prepared... Read more »
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Remembering September 11th: Link Up Your Posts Here

Remembering September 11th: Link Up Your Posts Here
My son recently printed out a September calendar and asked my husband and me why September 11th is “a holiday.” We patiently attempted to explain that it is a day to honor heroes who lost their lives on that date.  My son, like most curious children, asked his favorite word, “why?” “Well,” I started and paused. What else could I say? Ten... Read more »
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