Archive for April 2011

An early Mother's Day present -- to myself

I love my family. I love being the mama of three incredibly delightful little people. But sometimes, I find myself totally exhausted. I know that you mamas out there know what I am talking about.  Our day-to-day lives are hectic and sometimes it is nice to have a break — I am not talking about... Read more »

Listen to Your Mother!

Mother’s Day gifts can be tricky business. So much of the Mother’s Day advertising, marketing and general chatter has nothing to do with what moms really want — which is just some quality time with the family (and maybe a homemade macaroni noodle necklace or something). If you are searching for a Mother’s Day gift... Read more »

Guest Post: Avoiding Meltdowns by Redefining Discipline

The non-stop rainy, dreary spring weather hasn’t brought out my best parenting. I am not proud of it, but we have had some very, very long days at our house lately. Because I have been seriously off my parenting game, I was thrilled to hear from my friend Angela D. Hunsicker, LCSW. Angela is a... Read more »

Autism Awareness Month: Advice from a local expert

I am sure that you know a family that has been affected by an autism spectrum disorder. We know many who have. Many. April is Autism Awareness Month. The objective is simply to “highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism.” I think that part of increasing awareness is knowing the best local... Read more »

Jellies Opens at the Shedd Aquarium

The much anticipated new Jellies exhibit opened at the Shedd Aquarium yesterday and this morning we got a chance to take a look and see what all of the buzz is about. The jellies themselves are absolutely mesmerizing. Visitors (particularly little visitors) can get right up go the glass and watch the different varieties of... Read more »

Check out Mommy and Me Yoga at Vessel -- for free!

Although I don’t make it to class as often as I would like to, I love, love, love my yoga studio. For over two years now, I’ve been attending classes at Vessel Yoga. What keeps me coming back? My teacher Margo Kellison. Margo is a fabulous instructor and a kind person. Her students adore her... Read more »

Mama, get your move on with Stroller Strides

I don’t know why I’ve never taken a  Stroller Strides class before. I am their target audience. I have three kids. I own at least 10 different strollers (albeit in various states of disrepair). I exercise from time to time. Seems like a perfect fit, right? Well, until a few weeks ago, I had never... Read more »

Nature's Architects opens at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

They’ve done it again over at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Opening today, the Nature’s Architects exhibit highlights what the Museum does best: education for all ages mixed with fun, hands-on activities. Based on our sneak preview yesterday, I think that this exhibit is going to be the talk of the town this spring and... Read more »