Archive for January 2015

Swastikas in the bathroom at my son's school

Swastikas in the bathroom at my son's school
I woke up this morning to a note on a private message board for my son’s school. “…my 5th grader came home today and shared something that is pretty scary to me and I wanted to see if anyone knows anything more.  He claims someone drew swastikas in one of the bathrooms at the school.... Read more »

Yoga in Airports

Yoga in Airports
I am thrilled to see more and more yoga rooms popping up in airports.  After lifting heavy luggage, waiting in lines and sitting for many hours; there is nothing more beneficial than a place to unwind, breathe and do yoga.  Even if it is five minutes, it can change your travel experience. Here are the... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Mashed Cauliflower

Meatless Monday: Mashed Cauliflower
I usually don’t buy cookbooks, but a cute, new independent book store opened in my neighborhood and I really want to support the locally owned business.  Or maybe I used that as an excuse to buy Well Fed, a beautiful paleo cookbook of photos and recipes. First I tried the mashed cauliflower, because my children... Read more »
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How to Stop Drinking Wine

How to Stop Drinking Wine
Whenever I check Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom’s Google analytics results, I am always shocked to see that How to Stop Drinking Wine is always the most popular Google results that leads readers to this article about Mom Drinking. I am very far from an expert of this topic because I LOVE to drink... Read more »

What I am Reading: Parenting with Love and Logic

What I am Reading: Parenting with Love and Logic
My therapist friend suggested I read Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay.  Not a huge fan of parenting books, I took this recommendation openly as my smart and stubborn daughter has been giving me a hard time lately. I am very interested in the concept that teaches children responsibility instead... Read more »

My kids sleep in my bed: Why is that so horrible?

My kids sleep in my bed: Why is that so horrible?
I am sharing a secret with you today.  My kids sleep in my bed.  This is something I don’t tell everyone because there is a lot of judgment about the family bed. According to Sheknows.com, sleeping in a family bed encourages independence, builds self-esteem, promotes physical and mental well being and reduces risk of stress... Read more »
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Meeting Martha Stewart on a Cold Day in Chicago

Meeting Martha Stewart on a Cold Day in Chicago
My mom invited me to an event at a fancy club off of Jackson to see Martha Stewart speak.  Then I tried to explain to my children who Martha Stewart was.  “A cook, decorator and business woman. She is a good example of working hard, despite mistakes she has made.” “What kind of mistakes?”  My... Read more »

Yoga Teacher Training: Is it the right decision?

Yoga Teacher Training: Is it the right decision?
I get asked all the time about yoga teacher training.  For me, it was one of the best decisions of my life.  For others, it is a big commitment and a challenge to fit into a busy schedule.  Serena is a ChicagoNow writer that recently began her teacher training.  I asked her to share her story... Read more »

Teddy Bear Bread: A cold weather activity

My sister texted me while I was still in bed.  She told me the museums were free during this frigid weather and I should make teddy bear bread. That was a blast from the past that I hadn’t thought about it years, but I remember making it with our Mom when we were little.  The... Read more »
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Delicious, All Natural, Kid Approved Protein Bars

Delicious, All Natural, Kid Approved Protein Bars
I struggle to find snacks for my kids and myself that are filling, satisfying and tasty.  They want treats and I want them to eat good-for-you foods. I believe I finally found an answer to that problem.  These protein bars are packed with immunity fighting seeds and nuts, plus natural sweetness from the dates and... Read more »