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  • Twelve days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me seven swans a swimming
    Twelve days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me Seven Swans a swimming
    Continuing with our ongoing series about the various gifts given by True Love to his darling with a faith-based twist, we move on to the seven swans that he gave to her. Swans are very similar to geese in that obviously they are both very big...
  • Healthy snacks to keep energy up for holiday shopping
    Five snacks to energize your holiday shopping trips
    With the last push to complete the holiday shopping lists, everyone is running low on energy. The long lines, empty shelves and impatient shopper can put tensions on high. When the energy dwindles, a few easy snacks can re-energize those final...
  • Stressful family moments during the holidays
    Tips to deal with family over the holidays
    Holidays are a time to savor the moments with friends and family. In theory, the concept sounds enjoyable. Unfortunately, bringing together people who haven’t seen each other in a year can be stressful. From the little quirks that drive...
  • Last minute Walmart deals
    Last-minute deals and stocking stuffers at Walmart
    As the final weekend of holiday shopping approaches, Walmart is gearing up for the shopping frenzy. From big ticket items to toys for the kids, Walmart can cover the entire list of gifts at good deals.Walmart stores will have a stocking stuffer...
  • Get hooked on Joe Fish's brunch
    Joe Fish, get hooked on a lavish brunch
    The leisurely weekend brunch can be overlooked by the uber-hectic life that consumes everyone. The idea of spending an hour or two to sit, converse and enjoy a delicious meal on a weekend seems indulgent. Joe Fish Chicago is the perfect locale to...
  • Colgate Enamel Health
    Colgate launches enamel health oral care product line
    With the holidays comes lots of family and friend get togethers, and inevitably there is a lot of tasty food. Everyone knows brushing teeth regularly is needed to remove food particles and substances that can lead to bad breath and cavities. But...
  • Overcoming the Holiday Blues
    Helping Older Adults Overcome the Holiday Blues
    During the holiday season, many people experience sadness, especially older adults. Memories of family and friends who have passed on or the longing for family holidays of the past can cause them to feel isolated even when they are with family...
  • Me Twain, you Jane
    Me Twain, you Jane
    America’s literary darling of the 20th century, Jane Austen, is being especially fawned over this week. Austen was born on December 16, 1775.Austen was not widely known during her lifetime. She published her novels anonymously, and lived...
  • Scrumptious holiday baking recipes with Krusteaz
    Scrumptious holiday baking recipes with Krusteaz
    Holidays are the ideal time for baking. It creates tasty treats for everyone to enjoy, and also creates a great opportunity for kids and parents to make something special together.The Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen is a group of bloggers chosen by...
  • American Craft Kitchen and Bar, brunch options
    American Craft Kitchen and Bar, highlighting local, seasonal ingredients
    Located in the atrium of the Hyatt Regency Chicago, American Craft Kitchen and Bar focuses its cuisine on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu spans regionally inspired dishes. To highlight the...
  • Holiday happenenings at Chicago restaurants
    Holiday celebrations at Chicago favorite restaurants
    As everyone rushes to finish all the holiday preparations, a relaxing dinner out can be a perfect way to unwind. Chicago's vast and varied restaurant scene has some special holiday inspired dinner options for the season. Whether diners want to...
  • Twelve days of Christmas
    Twelve days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me six geese a laying
    In keeping with the faith-based twist to the Twelve Days of Christmas, today we will consider the geese given by True Love to his sweetheart.If this is your first visit to this series, you will find some interesting information about this song...
  • Big Bar supports Ronald McDonald House
    Big Bar’s Home Sweet Home cocktail benefits Ronald McDonald House
    Chicago has many nicknames, like the city of big shoulders or the windy city. While these names may be true, the city has great heart. One of the pinnacle hotels in the city, Hyatt Regency Chicago, will be supporting Ronald McDonald House.Hyatt...
  • Just say no to holiday stress and simplify your life
    Just say no to holiday stress and simplify your life
    With less than a week until Christmas, stress levels begin to increase for many parents. Holiday stress is often the result of the desire to create a perfect holiday experience for your family.If it seems like there's too little time and too...
  • George Ranch Dining Room
    George Ranch Historical Park hosts holiday events
    This December, the George Ranch Historical Park will host its ‘Campfire Christmas,’ ‘Christmas in the Park,’ and ‘New Year’s Eve Historical Bash & Meal.’The Campfire Christmas will take place on...