Archive for June 2014

Instagram Yoga Challenge

Committing to be a part of a June Instagram Yoga Challenge was a risk for many reasons. 1.  Posting photos of myself daily in yoga poses. 2.  Finding confidence in my body and form was necessary. 3.  Proving to myself just because I have MS doesn’t mean that I can’t be active and do yoga. 4.... Read more »

Our last morning on the beach

Here are a few photos of our last morning on the beach. We snuck out in our pajamas before it got too hot or crowded.  There was a beautiful glow as we got our feet wet, did some yoga and even found a large crab. As always it has been lovely to get away, but... Read more »

With Monkeys and Gossip Girl: Our Top 5 Tips for New Moms

With Monkeys and Gossip Girl: Our Top 5 Tips for New Moms
I wish I had met Jocelyn and Peggy when I was pregnant with my children.  Between the two dynamic ladies they basically offer everything you need while pregnant and nursing. Ohana is a wonderful resource for women looking for childbirth classes, doulas and maternity conceirge in Evanston, Illinois. Much gratitude to these ladies, for sharing their tips... Read more »
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Manduka Kids Yoga Mat Giveway

Manduka Kids Yoga Mat Giveway
Manduka, the maker of the yoga mat I practice on daily, unveiled its summer line starring the new LiveON collection.  It offers yogis the first-ever 100% reclaimable and recyclable mats for kids and adults.  I love the idea of the whole family practicing together with eco-friendly mats. This is also Manduka’s first printed mat with animal design... Read more »

Goldfish Swim School's Jump Start Clinics are ideal for a safe and fun summer

Goldfish Swim School's Jump Start Clinics are ideal for a safe and fun summer
Last summer, my stubborn daughter learned to swim in six weeks at Goldfish Swim School. Because we live in Chicago, we experience many months of winter and very limited swimming opportunities. I wasn’t sure if my kids even remembered how to swim after the brutally long winter. I figured it was important to start off... Read more »

Our Summer Bucket List

Our Summer Bucket List
Saturday, June 21 at 6:51 a.m. is the summer solstice and the first official day of summer.  After our brutal winter, the kids and I created a summer bucket list to do our best to enjoy our favorite season. Our Summer Bucket List 1. Go swimming 2. Ride a horse 3. Make popsicles 4. Go... Read more »
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Q&A with a ChicagoNow Blogger: Pimps, Preachers and Politicians

Q&A with a ChicagoNow Blogger: Pimps, Preachers and Politicians
As many of you know I am part of ChicagoNow, a wonderful community of writers and people that I have learned so much from.  As part of an optional project, we were paired with other bloggers to interview and write about them. I was lucky enough to be matched with Kay, writer of Pimps, Preachers... Read more »

Dear Congress: Please Fix the Gun Problem

Dear Congress: Please Fix the Gun Problem
Dear Congress, We have a big problem regarding gun control. These facts from  The Washington Post literally make me dizzy and weak. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 81,300 nonfatal injuries and 31,672 deaths every year involving guns. That works out to about 308 shootings and 86 deaths every day.... Read more »

Mom Drinking: How I stopped drinking wine every night

Mom Drinking: How I stopped drinking wine every night
It happened sometime after my second child was born.  After months of not drinking while pregnant plus the new added stress of two little needy children, I turned to wine. It started at playgroups where wine was served at 4:00 p.m.  Due to being awake since 6:00 a.m. and spending every minute changing diapers, feeding,... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Coconut Milk with Kale and Chickpeas

Meatless Monday: Coconut Milk with Kale and Chickpeas
Salads can get very boring.  I often find myself craving warm, vegetable heavy dishes.  Todays recipe, adapted from Go Dairy Free, uses coconut milk to make the nutrient dense meal rich and hearty despite the good for you and filling ingredients. I could eat this every day. Coconut Milk with Kale and Chickpeas 2 quarts (8... Read more »
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