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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 »

Meatless Monday: Senegalese Peanut Soup

Meatless Monday: Senegalese Peanut Soup
My family and I are in Indiana to celebrate Passover.  After this bitter cold weekend, I couldn’t be happier to sit outside without a jacket watching the kids run around. My friend, Christine who writes The New Abides, graciously offered to write this weeks Meatless Monday recipe. *    *    *  A couple of... Read more »

Living and Laughing with MS

While I am away vacationing with my husband and desperately trying to disconnect, I’m pleased to introduce you to another Chicago Now writer, Mr. Patrick O’hara.  Patrick is a Chicago born comedian and writes Comedy, Tragedy and Me.  Patrick was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few months ago, and like me when I was diagnosed; found... Read more »
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Yoga during pregnancy

Yoga during pregnancy
My husband and I are celebrating ten years of marriage far away.  Kim Z. Dale, a Chicago Now blogger and fellow yogi, is writing today about yoga during pregnancy and afterwards.  Please check out Kim’s blog Listing Towards Forty and welcome her to Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom.   Isn’t pregnancy supposed to... Read more »

My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it

My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it
Yoga to my husband is the the time he watches the kids and I return happier, lighter and more fun to be around. For my birthday this week we discussed dinner options and I cautiously mentioned I instead wanted to practice yoga together as I knew it would benefit us both. “Whatever you want.” He... Read more »

Two ChicagoNow bloggers in a bar: unintended inspiration found

Two ChicagoNow bloggers in a bar: unintended inspiration found
Today I have a very special Guest Post from the incredible Erin Skibinski.  Her story blows my mind. For a “stranger” to tell you that you have inspired them and made a difference in their life is pretty much my life goal.  Before you read Erin’s story, I quickly want to share mine. My mom... Read more »
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Therapists weigh in on how to tell a child their mom is sick

Therapists weigh in on how to tell a child their mom is sick
I’ve been struggling to figure out where my kids belong in this multiple sclerosis roller coaster we have been put on.  As I mentioned in my last post, a karmic email ended in my inbox asking if I had any questions for Individual and Family Connection.  Abbie Kelley and Julianne Neely are two Chicago based... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Stuffed Acorn Squash

Meatless Monday: Stuffed Acorn Squash
Today is the first Monday of 2013.  Whether you made resolutions, intentions or nothing; today is a good day to start off the year eating meatless one day a week.  If you missed it, here is a reminder of all the benefits for your body and environment by simply eliminating animal products on Mondays. Rachel... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Comforting Crepes

Meatless Monday: Comforting Crepes
One of the biggest benefits of blogging is when I receive message from readers telling me I have made a difference in their lives.  Chicago Now blogger Shannan Younger, writer of Tween Us, sent me a note to let me know her family has been going meatless on Mondays and added, “Thanks for the encouragement... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Halloween Chili, Spooky Witches Fingers and Gruesome Eyeballs

Meatless Monday: Halloween Chili, Spooky Witches Fingers and Gruesome Eyeballs
My friend and spin instructor, Tiffany, wrote this week’s Meatless Monday post.  She writes over at Adventures of a Superhero Mother when she isn’t mothering her two adorable children. Please check out her site and share below any special Halloween foods you like to serve. *     *     *   Halloween week... Read more »
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