Archive for October 2014

Why I am banning my children from Bounce Houses

Why I am banning my children from Bounce Houses
The news just reported another bounce house accident.  A gust of wind blew a house off the ground filled with a handful of children. Emergency room visits are all too common when these popular kids activities are present. Last May a bounce house flew 50 feet into the air and sent two kids to the hospital.... Read more »

Meatless Monday : Au Gratin Potatoes

Meatless Monday : Au Gratin Potatoes
I hosted my family for dinner last Friday to celebrate the beginning of Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur.  As you may know, it is traditional for Jews not to eat after sundown until the following sundown 24 hours later. The last meal on Kol Nidre is meant to be heavy to provide sustenance for the long... Read more »

It takes a village to create Modern Day MS

It takes a village to create Modern Day MS
I began writing Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom for ChicagoNow four years ago.  I was a very different person in 2011.  I was a writer wanting to be heard and naive to my impending multiple sclerosis diagnosis. The authors and camaraderie at ChicagoNow have taught me so much and given me the confidence... Read more »
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Introducing Modern Day MS

Introducing Modern Day MS
I do believe I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis for a reason.  Why else would a healthy, active, clean eating, yoga teaching Mom get diagnosed with MS the same week my daughter started Kindergarten and my son began second grade? Since the September morning I woke up with a numb hand and foot and typed... Read more »