Archive for February 2011

Looking for Fiery Nights? Head to the Boudoir

Looking for Fiery Nights? Head to the Boudoir
Every woman should have at least one great photograph of herself where she looks and feels beautiful. I’d argue that a woman should have one for each chapter of her life – the smokin’ hot 20s, the ripeness of pregnancy, the confidence that comes with one’s 30s, and onward. At least one of those should... Read more »

Chicagoland Kids Expo in Schaumburg Next Weekend

The Chicagoland Kids Expo is taking place Saturday, February 26 – Sunday, February 27 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Show hours 9am – 6pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 3-12. Kids under 3 are free.  The weekend includes over 100 exhibitor booths,... Read more »

Tied to a Stroller? Day Trips to the City Can Still Be a Snap

With the weather warming up, I know our household definitely has a serious case of spring fever. That combined with the past month of cabin fever has us dying for some good adventures. I have two kids, two and under, which means that although it’s not hard to plan activities in the city, it takes... Read more »

Great Hot Dogs Aren't Limited to the City - Just Ask Rachel Ray

They'll even let you have ketchup
Earlier this month, Rachel Ray and the folks from Serious Eats declared Gene and Jude’s in River Grove to have the best hot dog in the country. A standing room only joint, this is a true Chicago dog. Don’t even think about uttering the word “ketchup” while there, but do expect to enjoy some great... Read more »

Why Should Mall Walkers Have All of the Fun?

I’m thinking about staging a coup. Every morning, malls open up early to accommodate mall walkers. Even “Stroller Strides” classes are allowed there. Meanwhile, we lowly runners shiver our way into all kinds of crazy tights and masks to get out to stretch our legs. Or if you’re like me, you look outside, realize it’s... Read more »

Thinking about Running the Chicago Marathon for Charity? Partners and Minimums

The Chicago Marathon is expected to close earlier than ever this year. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am a DetermiNation athlete for the American Cancer society. I do it because I love it. But, for those on the fence and concerned about fundraising, you’d better think fast. Those minimum fundraising requirements often... Read more »

Sometimes It Sucks to Live in the Suburbs, But Not in a Blizzard

There are many, many days that I pine away from my city apartments of old, the noise, the grit, and the faces. Tonight, though, I am thrilled to be a suburbanite. And it all revolves around a garage. I have one. I don’t have to dig out a parking spot, circle for hours, or decide... Read more »