Archive for December 2013

Rest in Peace, Grandma

Rest in Peace, Grandma
Yesterday we said goodbye to my Grandma, who peacefully passed away on Friday at the age of 95.  It was a cold morning at the graveside, but warmed by friends and family who all agreed my grandmother was a women to be honored. Of course, I wanted to speak as a tribute to the special... Read more »

My 2013 Wrap Up

My 2013 Wrap Up
It is true what they say, time goes faster the older you get.  2013 has sped by so fast, it seems I was just wrapping up 2012. 2011 doesn’t seem too long ago either.  It is retrospective to look back and realize I’m content with the place I am in right now. 1. What did you... Read more »

Cook with your kids: Cheerio Chex Mix

Cook with your kids: Cheerio Chex Mix
My daughter hangs out with me every night while I’m making dinner.  She is usually playing school.  I wish her teachers could hear the impact they have on her as she explains to her imaginary students about the “Morning Message.” She would rather help me cook, but honestly it is SO MUCH easier for me... Read more »
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I Survived the ChicagoNow Holiday Party

<a href "http://www.chicagonow.com/i-want-a-dumpster-baby/"> Katy </a>, <a href "http://www.chicagonow.com/mary-tyler-mom/"> Sheila </a>, and <a href "http://www.chicagonow.com/old-single-mom/"> J.A.</a>
Last night was the much-anticipated party for ChicagoNow bloggers.  In years past I’ve brought my husband or sister as my plus one, but this time decided to go at it alone. Not intimidating at all to walk into a room of hundreds that you have only previously talked to from behind your computer screen. My... Read more »

23 things I learned today

23 things I learned today
Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour!  Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to publish a post in one hour. Here is tonight’s challenge: “Write about something you learned or experienced since you woke up this morning.” Be creative, enjoy the process. Use words, images or video. Whatever you need to tell your story. Be... Read more »

The unlit fireplace

The unlit fireplace
We moved into our home in July of 2008, weeks before our daughter entered the world.  It was immediately put to good use as my baby girl experienced all her milestones under this roof.  I vividly remember her pulling herself to standing for the first time using the baby gate, potty training both kids, first... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Garlic Bok Choy

Meatless Monday: Garlic Bok Choy
Do you ever get in a vegetable rut? Spinach and broccoli are pretty standard in my house, but sometimes I look around the market in amazement at all the other nutritional possibilities. This weekend I randomly bought bok choy. Bok choy or leafy Chinese cabbage is one of the popular mainland crops in China, Philippines, Vietnam and... Read more »

Gifts for a Yoga Lover

This <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TYEYK6/ref=s9_simh_gw_p201_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0PD0W5BE6JJ75CKQC5QR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630083502&pf_rd_i=507846"> Thai Buddha Peace statue</a> is small enough to create a personal shrine to practice in front of.
The holiday season is over for my family since we celebrate Hanukkah and it was extremely early this year.  But, I know many of you are shopping and wondering what to get your yogi friend, spouse, sister, mother or cousin. We yogis don’t like a lot of clutter, so it is important to find a... Read more »

Stay home and make homemade play dough

Stay home and make homemade play dough
In Chicago it is bitter cold and it appears most of the country is experiencing this winter freeze. Bad weather days are difficult for moms with little kids.  I often wonder if it is worth it to bundle the kids in snow pants, boots, jackets, gloves, hats and scarfs only to take them off a... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Fries

Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Fries
If there is one unhealthy food that I cannot say no to it is French fries.  I never understand how my husband can leave a few fries on his plate without eating them as I can never resist every last greasy morsel. We all know the tasty fried potatoes are far from healthy or good... Read more »
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