Archive for August 2012

Flywheel Sports: A Bike Ride Experience

Flywheel Sports: A Bike Ride Experience
Since P90X ended at the beginning of summer, I have been spinning consistently at my local YMCA to keep up with my cardio.  The spin classes are challenging and enjoyable. Yet, I continue to read and hear about Flywheel Sports, the latest workout craze similar to Spin. The Flywheel experience is crafted by Ruth Zukerman,... Read more »

How does a stay-at-home-mom answer, "What do you do for a living?"

How does a stay-at-home-mom answer, "What do you do for a living?"
This past weekend my family attended a New Member’s Reception at our newly joined synagogue.  Without going into too much detail about our decision to join, I will say it felt really good, after a busy week, to be together as a family in a media free, beautiful and spiritual building. Our curious kids asked... Read more »

River Park: A free natural habitat along Chicago's river

River Park: A free natural habitat along Chicago's river
At the beginning of the summer I introduced a 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 weeks we explored Welles Park, Adam’s Playground, Holstein Park, Berger Park, Indian Boundary Park and Ward A. Montgomery... Read more »
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Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe" On Repeat in My Car

Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe" On Repeat in My Car
My husband and I met the first day of college.  During those four years plus the following six years, until we began procreating, we took every free opportunity to take a road trip.  We drove everywhere from the Smokey Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Cell phones and GPS were not mainstream yet and instead used... Read more »

Avocado Tortilla Soup made in my new Vitamix

Avocado Tortilla Soup made in my new Vitamix
About 10 years ago my husband and I went camping out West around this time of year.  We were in Bend, Oregon on my birthday and my husband/boyfriend at the time gave me a smallish black box for a present. Could it be a fancy necklace or dare I say it – an engagement ring?... Read more »

Ward A. Montgomery Park: An Oasis Among the High Rises

Ward A. Montgomery Park: An Oasis Among the High Rises
At the beginning of the summer I introduced a 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 weeks we explored Welles Park, Adam’s Playground, Holstein Park, Berger Park and Indian Boundary Park.  This week... Read more »
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What I've Learned in 35 Years

What I've Learned in 35 Years
Thirty-five years ago today, my Mom and Dad rushed to the hospital to welcome the most adorable little girl (so they say), which was me.  Now that I am a mother, I can only imagine the joy, stress, love and challenges my parents have faced the past 35 years.  I will tell you they did... Read more »

Are you an over sharer or an under sharer?

Are you an over sharer or an under sharer?
It is dark and rainy, the windows are open and the air conditioning is finally turned off after months of over exertion.  I’m reflecting and taking inventory on my life, as I know my birthday is looming around the corner. I’ve been listening to the words of my yoga teachers and have noticed the word... Read more »

Indian Boundary Park: A Community Treasure

Indian Boundary Park: A Community Treasure
At the beginning of the summer 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 weeks we explored Welles Park, Adam’s Playground, Holstein Park and Berger Park. This week we... Read more »
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Kale Recipes and Benefits to Make You Feel Good

Kale Recipes and Benefits to Make You Feel Good
  At the beginning of the season I listed some avocado heavy summer recipes, as I couldn’t get enough of creamy avocado at the time.   As summer has progressed, I’ve become fascinated with the benefits and options of the queen of greens, kale. For those of you who have never tried kale or don’t... Read more »
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