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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 »

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 »

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 »
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BP Spills Oil in Lake Michigan: Do you drink tap water?

BP Spills Oil in Lake Michigan: Do you drink tap water?
I do sometimes. We have filtered water on our fridge and honestly it is pretty slow.  In the morning when I’m rushing to get the kids off and to school I sometimes quickly fill two glasses of water from the sink.  My kids call it sewer water.  Essentially it is and more. BP confirmed that... Read more »

King Spa: An Oasis in a Strip Mall

King Spa: An Oasis in a Strip Mall
How was this my first time at King Spa and Sauna? Vacation always brings my husband and I to this awesome place of love.  There are periods of time we have a hard time finding that when we have the stresses of work, the kids, dog and other chaos of our life.  Obviously, we cannot... Read more »

Multiple sclerosis and cold weather don't mix

Multiple sclerosis and cold weather don't mix
Extreme temperature change affects those with multiple sclerosis.  Many claim to be bothered by heat, but the cold seems to attack me harder. According the  National MS Society, Many people with MS experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms when the weather is very hot or humid or they run a fever, sunbathe, get overheated... 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 »

Chicago Cryo Spa freezes to heal

Chicago Cryo Spa freezes to heal
Cryotherapy is a treatment invented in Japan in 1978 that reduces inflammation, repairs muscles and joints, fights depression, provides anti-aging benefits and boosts your metabolism. This alternative therapy is mostly done in Europe and there is only one Cryo Spa in Chicago and very few in the United States. Chicago Cryo Spa opened in Chicago last... Read more »

Goldfish Swim School: A different way to learn to swim

Goldfish Swim School: A different way to learn to swim
As far as activities go, I am mildly open to allowing my kids to voice what they want to sign up for as I enjoy watching them find and follow their interests.  Except for the one non-negotiable must in my house: swimming.  Yes, swimming is fun and great exercise, but it is also a life... Read more »
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Try North Avenue Beach Yoga

Try North Avenue Beach Yoga
It has been a treat to spend time at North Avenue beach the past two weeks as my kids are at zoo camp right over the North Avenue Bridge.  Yesterday I noticed a sign for daily beach yoga classes at 10:00 a.m. (as well as 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) and decided I had no... Read more »
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