Archive for July 2012

Team Bullied: Ending the Cycle of Fear - Link Up Posts Here

Team Bullied: Ending the Cycle of Fear - Link Up Posts Here
My Chicago Now friend, Carrie, started Team Bullied: Ending the Cycle of Fear to support the release of her book Bullied. Carrie Goldman became an unexpected voice for the antibullying movement after her blog post about her daughter Katie’s bullying experience went viral and an online community of support generated international attention. In Bullied, Goldman brings... Read more »

Highland Park's New In the Raw Satisfies for Meatless Monday and More

Highland Park's New In the Raw Satisfies for Meatless Monday and More
I recently wrote an article questioning if you can be social and eat healthy. The answer is yes at In the Raw, an organic, vegan, gluten free family-friendly bistro, juice bar and organic coffee shop tucked on a corner of Central Street in the North Shore. If you wonder why to eat raw, here is a fantastic... Read more »

Win A Trip to The Yoga Journal Conference

Win A Trip to The Yoga Journal Conference
I’ve never been to an out of state yoga conference. I admire them with envy, but with my children still being young a combination of logistics, guilt and money have never gotten me to one. Then I was contacted by Ahnu, this cool shoe company that is sponsoring the Yoga Journal Conference in Denver, and... Read more »
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Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Holstein Park

Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Holstein Park
At the beginning of the month I introduced a new series, Breaking Down Chicago Parks One by One.  My daughter and I are visiting a different park in the city of Chicago each week and sharing the good, bad and parking situation of each playground. The past few weeks we explored Welles Park and Adam’s Playground; this week... Read more »

Can You Be Social and Eat Healthy?

Can You Be Social and Eat Healthy?
In my journey towards clean eating, I am consciously aware that all social gatherings are centered around food.  Rarely do I spend time with my family or friends when a meal is not involved. Savoring the after dinner light, my boy enjoys riding his bike and my daughter loves to hop, run or skip down... Read more »

My boy learns to ride a bike and inspires my yoga practice

My boy learns to ride a bike and inspires my yoga practice
This is a big summer for my boy.  Summer of 2012 will go down as the one he learned to ride his bike without training wheels and also swim.  These two major rites of passage are happening at the same time! My six year old is not especially athletic or coordinated and his analytical and... Read more »
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Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Adam's Playground

Breaking Down Chicago Parks: Adam's Playground
A few weeks ago I introduced you to a new series, Breaking Down Chicago Parks One by One.  My daughter and I are visiting a different park in the city of Chicago each week and sharing the good, bad and parking situation of each playground. Last week we went to Welles Park, and this week Adam’s... Read more »

Meez Meals delivers everything you need to cook Meatless Monday dinner

Meez Meals delivers everything you need to cook Meatless Monday dinner
Do you love to cook but don’t have time to get the right ingredients? Do you want to learn to prepare healthy meals for your family? Are you struggling to find unique vegetarian recipes? Are you home with young kids or busy at work and can’t get to the store to buy fresh ingredients? I... Read more »

I Completed P90X: Ninety Days of Exercise

I Completed P90X: Ninety Days of Exercise
Three months ago my husband and I jumped out of our comfort zone and began P90X.  We dedicated to ninety days of intense workouts and have seen and noticed changes in our bodies, minds and motivation. As a reminder, here are my results at Day 15, Day 45 and Day 75.  Towards the end, life... Read more »
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How Can No Seat Belts on School Buses Be Legal?

How Can No Seat Belts on School Buses Be Legal?
Most would agree I’m a somewhat laid back mom.  I don’t freak out about my children falling off their bikes or climbing up jungle gyms. I do worry about field trips. How can it be legal to drive thousands of kids around in a big, yellow, hard to drive vehicle that doesn’t have car seats... Read more »
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