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Mini & Me

The Power of Pink Hair

We’ve all heard the saying, “Let children be children,” but in an ever-changing society, what does that even mean anymore? It’s been a difficult week. I’ve spent a lot of time processing the idea of sending my child off to school and it is absolutely terrifying. Seeing bulletproof vests and shields and reading about different evacuation and lockdown drills on …

Three Reasons to Love More on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is in less than 24-hours away and if you haven’t done anything, don’t worry because most people haven’t either. The beautiful thing about Valentine’s Day is that it is a day about celebrating love. It doesn’t matter who you’re celebrating – it could be your partner, your children, a teacher, a crossing guard or simply yourself. You can …

3 Reasons Why Your Child Should Spend Time Without Mom

Recently, Spiro decided he wanted to enroll Zelda in a class with the idea that this would be their special time together. He researched classes (a total miracle in my household since I do 99% of the planning) and came to me with an idea. At this point, I was game for anything he wanted to do, aside from skydiving, …

Zelda Takes the Waldorf Astoria Chicago

At the end of last year I set a goal to elevate everyday tasks. Even if it was only a little bit, I knew it would make my experiences more meaningful. I knew it wouldn’t be possible every time or for every task, but I wanted to break up the mundaneness of the things we always do.   

The Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s Greektown

In a fast paced world that is always changing, Spiro and I think it's important for Zelda have a strong understanding of her heritage. Many adults don't have a good grasp on where they came from, so we decided it was something we wanted to introduce Zelda to at a young age. Learning about your family and where you came …

Family Goal Setting: Taking Our First Ski Lesson at Wilmot Mountain

Happy 2018 everyone! It is a new year and with that comes a clean slate. We all have resolutions and goals that we take on to reset ourselves for the year. Many times, these things only last a few weeks but other times, goal setting can bring meaningful change. The change of the New Year is such a healthy time because …

Why It’s Okay to Break Holiday Traditions

The holidays are rapidly approaching and with the festivities come our favorite traditions. Whether you bake a special pie with your mom, play games or meet up with high school friends, we all have certain warm and fuzzy things we look forward to doing each year. However, sometimes traditions start to feel forced. We feel like …

The Dreaded C-Word: Co-Sleeping

Today we are going to tackle one of those topics that has so much shame and stress associated with it. No, we are not talking about breast feeding. We are talking about co-sleeping and I’m not sure why it has such a negative stigma. Co-sleeping is something I am very passionate about because it has worked well for …
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Knock Out the Flu

It’s that time of year. The days are shorter, the holidays are creeping closer and everyone wakes up with a scratchy throat. What do you call this time of year? FLU SEASON! Unfortunately, flu season is here and as a business owner I began to feel the impact almost immediately. It all started on Monday – it was dark,

Why I Want to Share My #MeToo Story

I’m not going to lie. This post is difficult for me to write. However, yesterday I had a conversation with one of my girlfriends and now I feel like it is necessary for me to share. Not talking about it makes me feel complacent and I need to tell my story. Yesterday the hashtag #metoo was circulating everywhere. I saw …
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