Tag: Facebook

Amazing Moms Need Recognition, Extravagant Gifts And Cabana Boys

All moms should be recognized, preferably with extravagant gifts and cabana boys with palm leaves fanning us on a warm summer day, right ladies? I was excited to hear Bump Club and Beyond announce the launch of their BCBesties Awards honoring everyday Chicago moms who have gone above and beyond to be a friend, resource... Read more »

Mommy Guilt: Play With My Kids or Play With My iPhone?

by Brandi Lee, Parenting Without A Parachute Contributor There have been a few articles and blog posts making the Facebook rounds recently, addressing the evils of the iPhone or other similar cellular devices.  Have you read them? 
I stumbled across the first one a few months ago, and the author’s words coaxed me into a... Read more »

Going Solo: Road Trips Suitable for Time Alone

I’m sick of being connected. Between emails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, I need a little peace and quiet from the constant conversation of the world. I have been trying to turn off my phone and log off of my social networks periodically throughout the day. After all, no one will die if... Read more »

ChicagoNow Has a New Look! Let's Celebrate!

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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 »

Giving a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

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Inspired by a few amazing people in recent months, I am committed to writing about local and global individuals who are dedicating their lives to change the lives of others. From nonprofit organizations to super parents, a ripple effect of kindness is making a significant change to the whole world. But what can we do... Read more »

Adoption: When your new little bundle of joy is hairy

Adoption: When your new little bundle of joy is hairy
The kids have been asking to get a kitten for months. “Mama. We love kittens. Let’s get a kitten,” they say, innocently blinking their blue eyes at me. From another room, my husband replies, “We will never get a cat. EVER.” Tears ensue and I hold my devastated children in my arms as they ask,... Read more »

We buy our friends!

*Please note: only the 118th and 138th Facebook fans and the friend who referred #118 and #138 will receive a gift. We would love to give gifts to everyone, and once we really make it big, we would love to make this a habit! 🙂

A big thank you from the 'Burbs

This morning I checked ChicagoNow.com for my scheduled blog post and my eyes caught an earlier submission entitled, “Suburban People are Assholes“, from one of my favorite bloggers, The Masked Server. Intrigued at the title (and a teensy bit annoyed), I clicked through to read the rest of the post.  In short, the post did... Read more »