Archive for July 2013

Goldfish Swim School: A different way to learn to swim

Goldfish Swim School: A different way to learn to swim
As far as activities go, I am mildly open to allowing my kids to voice what they want to sign up for as I enjoy watching them find and follow their interests.  Except for the one non-negotiable must in my house: swimming.  Yes, swimming is fun and great exercise, but it is also a life... Read more »

Visit the Statue of Liberty and bring patience

Visit the Statue of Liberty and bring patience
I’ve always hoped to visit The Statue of Liberty during my short New York vacations.  In the past our weekends in the Big Apple were always packed with late nights out, Broadway plays and fabulous meals with no time to devote an entire day to seeing the symbol of our country. My son, the one... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Vegan Pesto

Meatless Monday: Vegan Pesto
My sister-in-law taught me to make pesto a few summers back as a way to use up my overgrowing basil.  When using the freshest parmesan cheese, the pesto was by far, my favorite summer dish. This summer I was worried how I would use my basil and make my favorite dish dairy free.  I had... Read more »
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Try North Avenue Beach Yoga

Try North Avenue Beach Yoga
It has been a treat to spend time at North Avenue beach the past two weeks as my kids are at zoo camp right over the North Avenue Bridge.  Yesterday I noticed a sign for daily beach yoga classes at 10:00 a.m. (as well as 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) and decided I had no... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Make in advance Black Bean, Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Meatless Monday: Make in advance Black Bean, Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
I love to entertain especially in the summer when the kids can play in the yard and the adults can sit in the sun and catch up about how fast life is going by. Or at least try to chat as we chase after the little ones. I don’t love to be stressed in the... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo and surrounding areas are an oasis in the city

Lincoln Park Zoo and surrounding areas are an oasis in the city
ChicagoNow Bloggers are banding together today to give our readers the best of Chicago in the Summer. We will be sharing our favorite places, events, and summer activities all around Chicagoland. Get ready to experience the most comprehensive list of summer hot spots brought to you by true Chicagoans.  Read the other articles here.   ... Read more »
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Chemical-Free Natural Mosquito Repellent

Chemical-Free Natural Mosquito Repellent
It is that time of year when we need a natural mosquito repellent.  The sticky, sweltering long summer days where we are joined outdoors by pesky mosquitos is here. My family is suffientely covered in red mosquito bites and bumps and I always struggle as I try to resist the chemical laden brand named bug... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Summer Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho

Meatless Monday: Summer Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho
After returning from a week at the beach, I am in full on summer mode.  The heat decreases my appetite of heavy dishes and I am gravitating toward light fresh meals. I ordered Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho from The Post House in South Carolina, and although wasn’t blown away by that version, my wheels began to... Read more »
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