Archive for May 2014

Prenatal Yoga in Chicago

Prenatal Yoga in Chicago
This interview was written and originally published in 2011 by my blogger friend Kate Schott Bolduc.  Sadly, Kate is ending her blog as she is busy with her kids and many other things.   Over the years, I’ve received many phone calls and emails from the article. Kate and I agreed this post was one to... Read more »

Your kids will never be bored again

Your kids will never be bored again
I have a quick project that you can do while watching television and I promise your children will never be bored again. Step one: Get your supplies together. You will need: Empty oatmeal container Construction paper Scissor Glue Printer Printer Paper Letter Stickers (optional) Step two: Print out this link of already written activities for... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Black Bean Enchilada Bake

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Black Bean Enchilada Bake
Are you interested in eating meatless on Mondays?  Or limiting the amount of meat in your diet?  Are you one of those people that need substantial meals?  Here are some benefits of cutting meat from your diet one day a week. I adapted a recipe from Tablespoon that is a hit with all ages.  It... Read more »
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No more excuses with Artizone Healthy Snack Packs

No more excuses with Artizone Healthy Snack Packs
I’ve pretty much given up on snacking these days.  I can’t eat one piece of chocolate or a handful of pretzels without wanting to go back for more. After this realization, I’ve stocked up on fruits and vegetables and not bought any of the junk.  As a result, my kids have been forced to eat... Read more »

The good and the bad of the fitbit

The good and the bad of the fitbit
My parents gifted me a fitbit flex for Mother’s Day.  They know me well and my interest in staying healthy and in shape. Honestly, I hadn’t thought much about the device before it was in my hands as it seemed a little too gimmicky for me.  After all, I assumed I knew to move more... Read more »

I fell asleep and forgot to pick up my kid

I fell asleep and forgot to pick up my kid
My biggest fear came true.  I am beyond neurotic about being late; I have timers and reminders set and show up everywhere I go ten minutes early. After an active day, I laid down in my bed for 20 minutes enjoying the quiet until I had to get ready for after school pick up.  There... Read more »
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Asana of the Day: Pigeon Pose

Asana of the Day: Pigeon Pose
Today is the first in a new series where I will be detailing yoga asanas and the benefits they offer your body. For now I’m sticking with basic poses that most people can do.  I will offer tips to modify if needed. One-legged King Pigeon or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana is a deep hip stretch. Here... Read more »

Tegu blocks: Our new favorite toy

Tegu blocks: Our new favorite toy
Last weekend in New York, my husband and I had some time to walk on the High Line and explore the Chelsea area.  We stopped in a unique pop-up shop called Story. Each 4-6 weeks, Story closes down and starts over with a new concept.  The current concept is Good; this includes all sorts of... Read more »

Letters to a new mom: Top 10 tips for new moms

Letters to a new mom: Top 10 tips for new moms
As part of a ChicagoNow series, Letters to a New Mom,  I was asked to give my best advice to moms.  There is nothing better in my life than being a mother and I’ve learned a lot in these past eight years.  I wish I knew many of the below points when I was a... Read more »
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Neil Patrick Harris Delivers in Hedwig and The Angry Inch

Neil Patrick Harris Delivers in Hedwig and The Angry Inch
Broadway is lucky to have the unbelievably talented Neil Patrick Harris starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre. The play, written by John Cameron Mitchell, with music and lyrics by Steven Trask, is a 1998 cult musical about an endearing tragic East German singer making the most of a botched sex... Read more »
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