Archive for April 2015

Chicago Mom and Wishcraft Workshop Owner Shares How She Does it All

Chicago Mom and Wishcraft Workshop Owner Shares How She Does it All
A couple months ago I was invited to join a group called Moms in Business.  Besides my own personal pride, I quickly found out that these women are smart, helpful, kind, honest, resourceful and supportive. I struggle with balancing my marriage and my business (it still is hard for me to admit and believe I’ve... Read more »

Romantic getaways are awesome, but not real life

Romantic getaways are awesome, but not real life
My husband and I have both been very busy lately.  We are passionate about our work and projects and both of our minds, thoughts and eyes have been pretty focused on our own next steps.  With the added benefit of two spirited children in need of attention, love, time, problem solving and transportation; often our... Read more »

My second week of acupuncture: can it cure my short temper?

My second week of acupuncture: can it cure my short temper?
Yesterday morning, more relaxed I headed to my second acupuncture appointment.  As soon as I entered, I was lead back to the same room as last week. Again I took off my shoes and socks and laid on the table.  Dr. Z checked my pulse and shape of tongue and explained I was very dehydrated and... Read more »
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Five ways to workout while your kids play at the park

Five ways to workout while your kids play at the park
Now that the weather has warmed, my kids and I visit a park almost daily.  Just as we adults need exercise, I notice a big difference in behavior when my kids get fresh air, run around, climb and explore. Instead of sitting at a bunch staring at our phone, we can workout and include our... Read more »

Can I Wear A Jumpsuit?

Can I Wear A Jumpsuit?
I stumbled upon this jumpsuit and spent a long time studying it.  It appears soft, super easy and roomy, but in reality I am not really sure if I, or anyone that is not a supermodel or too young to drive can pull off a jumpsuit. In my mind, I imagine myself wearing this on... Read more »

My first acupuncture experience and why I will be going back next week

My first acupuncture experience and why I will be going back next week
I tried acupuncture years ago while in Jamaica with a friend.  I was tense and don’t remember it being pleasant. According to the Mayo Clinic: “Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat... Read more »
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What is AcroYoga?

What is AcroYoga?
The past few years I have noticed more and more yogis getting involved in AcroYoga.  The practice is beautiful, challenging and intimate. AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.... Read more »

Finding my balance in parenting with yoga

Finding my balance in parenting with yoga
I’ve been at this parenting thing for almost a decade, yet I’m constantly growing, learning and changing.  Today as I focused my drishti and found my balance in my headstand, I realized in my yoga practice I am also growing, learning and changing. It is often an instinct of a new parent to dive in... Read more »

Ten genius ways to repurpose shoe boxes

Ten genius ways to repurpose shoe boxes
Recently, I took my kids to an actual shoe store (instead of buying them shoes online as I usually do).  When their feet were measured they were both a full size bigger than I had thought.  Anyway, I ended up with some shoe boxes and because it is also spring break I knew there had... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Food Babe's Avocado & Carrot Salad

Meatless Monday: Food Babe's Avocado & Carrot Salad
More and more I’ve been reading about clean eating programs that help autoimmune diseases, sensory processing disorders, behavior and a general sense of well being for everyone.  The Food Babe does a wonderful job of making our food (and world) healthier and shares this simple recipe that makes eating vegetables enjoyable. Food Babe’s Avocado &... Read more »