Tag: Chicago

Cadella Medical Spa and Wellness Center: A Sincere Space for Aesthetic Guidance

Cadella Medical Spa and Wellness Center: A Sincere Space for Aesthetic Guidance
I have a pretty basic approach to my beauty regimen, and find as I drift into my more sophisticated years, I have become in tune with my body. Inevitably, just as I have my internal and external physique figured out, I become pregnant, my body changes and I must start again. Hormones, the most powerful... Read more »

Heartwarming Story Alert: Awesome Kids, Awesome Teachers

Heartwarming Story Alert: Awesome Kids, Awesome Teachers
I love being inspired by others and find people who work with children and teens to be on my list of people I most admire. Some teachers really changed my life and the memory of what they taught me still sticks in my mind to this day. I have known Michelle Darcy for several years... Read more »

Newly pregnant and dumped...by my stylist

Newly pregnant and dumped...by my stylist
I’ve been dumped. Yes, I will admit, I have been avoiding speaking of this subject and curse myself for being so naive, for ignoring the signs…But disheveled and 5 months pregnant, I sit and stare out the window today wondering, “Why?” My husband came home that sunny spring afternoon just 5 short months ago and... Read more »
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ChicagoNow Has a New Look! Let's Celebrate!

Tranquility Spa and Wellness, St. Charles
In celebration of our new look on ChicagoNow.com we are honoring our 118th Facebook fan, Courtney from Naperville. A lovely collection of PWAP’s favorite products have been donated by several local establishments! We treasure all of our readers and fans and appreciate every moment of your support. Don’t be sad if you missed out on... Read more »

One breath at a time: being the parent of a child with cystic fibrosis

Parenting. One of the hardest jobs, in my opinion, because you are driven by love and have an unspeakable bond to a tiny human being. Emotionally (and sometimes physically) attached, a parent is held responsible for equipping children with the tools they need to survive, until they can go out on their own and take... Read more »

One Mother Confesses her Dirty Little Secrets

Lightning trying to flee from his stinky dirty cage.  If only he would stop spitting out and flinging the food he refuses to eat, the cage would be a lot cleaner!
Forgive me, Fellow Mothers and Fathers, for I have sinned.  It has been too long since my last parental confession:  In the beginning before my first child was born, I was a great mom, a text book mom.  As I was unemployed during my first pregnancy, I had plenty of time to memorize both of... Read more »
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Tomorrow is like any other day...

I realize everyone in Illinois and Wisconsin will be glued to their televisions tomorrow, but I know there exists a small population of people who will not mind if they miss a touchdown or two. As the Bears and Packers go face-to-face (or is it head-to-head?) in one of the most anticipated games in B/P... Read more »

Stains on my mattress (Spare me the judgment...)

Here we are tan and perfectly put together!
I completely admit this headline is gross, but our blog is all about the reality of life. And sometimes, there are stains on life and on your mattress. I like to take showers at night and when you go to bed with wet hair, it is possible to get a yellowish ring on your pillow.... Read more »

Running without reservation: How a frazzled, tired mother of three finally got her groove back

Contrary to the lie that I tell my children, John Mayer was not really inspired to write the lyrics, “Your body is a wonderland…” by me. Now, my children have never believed my feeble attempts to convince them, as they still do not understand the concept of knock-on-a-closed-bedroom-door-before-you-open-it and they have seen me in nothing... Read more »
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Chicago: A Love/Hate Relationship

At this time of year when the air turns cold and the sky turns a flat, ugly gray, I always wonder, why do I live in Chicago and not in say, Barbados? As with anything in life, there is a good and bad side to everything, including the Second City. Here are 5 reasons why... Read more »