Archive for May 2013

Summer Must Do: Shoreline Sightseeing Architectural Boat Tours

Summer Must Do: Shoreline Sightseeing Architectural Boat Tours
Sometimes it is fun to be a tourist in your own town. We did this over Memorial Day weekend when we took the whole gang on an Architectural Boat Tour of the Chicago River. Shoreline Sightseeing offers a variety of tour experiences. Yes, you will be on a boat with mostly tourists. But this tour offers a... Read more »

Chicago Children's Museum debuts Ready, Pet, Go!

Chicago Children's Museum debuts Ready, Pet, Go!
Ready, Pet, Go!, Chicago Children’s Museum’s brand new exhibit, is a celebration of all things pet and pet-related. We had a chance to check it out over Memorial Day Weekend and my kids fell in love. Ready, Pet, Go! offers children the opportunity to act like pets; climb in, out and around super-sized pet structures; dress up... Read more »

Getting Organized (a mom's work is never done here)

Getting Organized (a mom's work is never done here)
Due to the largely crummy weather over the weekend, I spent a ton of time getting my house organized. It felt good. Really good. Three kids means tons of stuff to manage. And I struggle to keep on top of everything. I WANT to be organized. But sometimes I need some help. And sometimes I... Read more »
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Mom Knows Best (She Really Does)

Mom Knows Best (She Really Does)
Moms really know their stuff (even if you may not want to hear it at the time). In some ways, mothering is the same now as it was in the early 1900′s. But is many ways, this parenting gig is a totally different game. I recently had the opportunity to interview three generations of mothers... Read more »

Women.Wine.Wear Fundraiser: A good time for a good cause

Women.Wine.Wear Fundraiser: A good time for a good cause
Love good wine, spring fashion and a night out with your girlfriends? Then you are going to love the women.wine.wear fundraiser with Nicole Miller benefiting Step Up Women’s Network. This event takes place on Wednesday, May 29, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Vertigo Sky Lounge located at the dana hotel & spa, 2 West Erie... Read more »

Discover the Hidden Power in Your Parenting

Discover the Hidden Power in Your Parenting
Parenting my kids is my greatest joy. But boy, it is tough sometimes. We are all working hard to make sure that our kids are healthy and happy. But the reality is that parenting can be a lot more challenging that most of us anticipated! As parents, we fret over making the right decisions, feel guilty over perceived mistakes and struggle to know whether we are making the right decisions (at least, I know this is true for me). These are some of the most common feelings parents have. Chicago mom and parenting coach (and my friend) Jill Hope of I Shine is offering Chicago parents some easy-to-implement tools to help them navigate their own parenting journey. Jill is offering a four-part workshop series called “How to Overcome Guilt, Worry and Self-Doubt by Discovering the Hidden Power in Your Parenting” to show Chicago parents that there are some very simple strategies they can use to take control of these feelings, reverse them, and feel confident about their parenting. This sounds pretty good, right? ...
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Thursday is going to be a very good hair day (thanks to the Vidal Sassoon Pop Up Salon)

Thursday is going to be a very good hair day (thanks to the Vidal Sassoon Pop Up Salon)
Know that feeling when you leave the salon with your hair all done? It's an instant pick-me-up, right? Chances are you don't have the time to primp and fuss daily to create the perfect 'do, but salon-happy hair shouldn't have to be a once every two-to-six month thing. We all deserve to look and feel that good every day, don't you think? Enter Vidal Sassoon and the new Pro-Series Line. The revolutionary Vidal Sassoon made salon-ready hair accessible and attainable for every woman. And this Thursday, Chicago women have a chance to celebrate his styling genius with complimentary dry styles at the mega Walgreens located at State and Lake. ...