Posts tagged "Chicago"

My Listen To Your Mother performance video

My Listen To Your Mother performance video
Back in May, I shared with you my journey to the stage as part of Listen To Your Mother Chicago.  Many of you kindly asked to see the video, and I am proud today to share it with you. I’m grateful for the experience.  Stepping out of my comfort zone and standing on that stage... Read more »

Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones

Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones
Last night my sister and I practiced yoga on a rooftop as the sunset over Chicago’s beautiful skyline. The weather was ideal and a DJ accompanied us as we flowed; yet it was silent. When we arrived, we were handed a set of wireless glowing LED headphones and it surprised me how much they could... Read more »

Moving is stressful

Moving is stressful
My mom told me, “Moving is one of the most stressful times in your life.” “I know,” I responded.  But really didn’t know, or remember from our previous moves. We are considering moving this summer. I can’t say we are moving because there are no signed contracts and I am very aware that everything can fall... Read more »
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Bob Dylan and Phish: A good weekend in Chicago for music

Bob Dylan and Phish: A good weekend in Chicago for music
It was definitely a good weekend in Chicago for music.  I felt lucky to be treated to both Bob Dylan and Phish back to back on a warm, summery weekend. Friday we started in suburban Highland Park at the beautiful Ravinia to listen to legendary Bob Dylan.  The picnic and friendly atmosphere was close to... Read more »

Road trip from Chicago to the Grand Canyon

Road trip from Chicago to the Grand Canyon
My husband and I camped at the Grand Canyon before we were married.  It was an eye-opening road trip for many reasons and I believe my ten and seven-year-old are at an age they can appreciate the beauty and greatness of nature and the family experience. Or so I thought. Since we sat down and... Read more »

The best salads in Chicago

The best salads in Chicago
I love to eat out, but try to make healthy choices especially this time of year.  Luckily, I have eaten salads all the way from Roger’s Park to Pilson and compiled my list of the best salads in Chicago for you. Robust Rosa at Left Coast Food. Everything is delicious at this new north side... Read more »
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Chicago's Listen to Your Mother 2016

Chicago's Listen to Your Mother 2016
On Sunday I walked onto the stage in front of a packed crowd at the 104-year-old Athenaeum Theatre as part of Chicago’s Listen to Your Mother and read my words.  I started off a little shaky, yet as I spoke I became comfortable under the hot lights and absorbed the energy of the audience and... Read more »

Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining

Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining
Happy Friday and Earth Day!  Things have been very busy around here lately.  It is Spring Break, and I’ve been making a conscious effort to experience and appreciate our city. My husband and I loved the Avett Brothers last night at the Chicago Theatre.  The brothers and their band from North Carolina have a unique... Read more »

Who I Am project gives confidence to tweens

Who I Am project gives confidence to tweens
As my children are growing up and my son is now a (gasp) tween, I often reflect back to myself during those awkward years of insecurity, doubt and little confidence. Shalimar Beekman, a Chicago mom and photographer, created the Who I Am project to fill in the forgotten photo years while enriching the lives of pre-teens.... Read more »
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Excited to be a part of Listen to Your Mother 2016

Excited to be a part of Listen to Your Mother 2016
Before my Listen to Your Mother audition last weekend, I sat in my car, felt the sun beat on my face, closed my eyes and meditated. Despite the breath work and visualization, I was still terrified at my audition and didn’t stop shaking until more than half way through my piece. I left relieved it... Read more »