Tag: Holidays

Yoga Mom's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Yoga Mom's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is here.  Gift buying can be expensive, excessive and stressful, but I’ve decided to make it easier and fun for you. Here are some presents that are simple to purchase and still send a positive message. 1. Hamsa Shirt. I am all about shopping local, especially this time of year.  Chicago artist... Read more »

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Date With My Son

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Date With My Son
It is cold and gets dark by 4:30 these days.  It is easy to stay home in yoga pants, munch on popcorn and watch Netflix.  Or you can go to the theater and see Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! It is worth it as State Street is decorated in it’s finest and despite... Read more »

Inside my Joyful Hanukkah Shopping

Inside my Joyful Hanukkah Shopping
  In the half hour after yoga before preschool pick up, I naively thought I could simply pop into Toys R Us to return one item and get one Hannukah gift for each of my children. Apparently weekdays at 1:40 is a prime time to shop as the place was bustling with long return lines,... Read more »
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My Tips for a Successful Trip to Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

My Tips for a Successful Trip to Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier
Winter WonderFest arrives every December at Navy Pier.  Although, we have only gone for the past three years, I fancy myself somewhat an expert on a hassle free visit. 1.  Arrive Early.  The Exhibition Hall opens its garage door at 10:00 a.m.  I suggest arriving around 9:45 to buy your tickets so you are ready... Read more »

Regifting

Nothing brings me greater joy than regifting.  It is matchmaking at its finest.  To find the perfect present for someone else; why not give it to them?  It shouldn’t matter if your boss, friend or relative gave it to you first.  Right? Regifting saves money, the environment, shopping time and declutters your home.  To me it is win, win,... Read more »

Celebrating Hanukkah in a Christmas World

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah and I nearly forgot. There wasn’t a reminder every time I walked in a store or turned on the television or computer. I was at Costco today and saw rows of Christmas decorations and not even a corner dedicated for Hanukkah.  No menorah, candles, latkes, nothing.  Since I needed wrapping paper, I... Read more »
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