{pregnancy} Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Symptoms of Kate Middleton via @RushCopley @ABC7Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
Photo Credit: Rush Copley Medical GroupOur fascination with the royal family becomes hyper active especially when we think there is drama in the Palace. All this talk and concern about the Princess especially in her early stages of pregnancy has caused almost a world-wide panic about these symptoms!My personal OBGYN,...

{kids health & parenting} Bullying In Schools - Don't Turn A Blind Eye

Parenting
As a daughter of a missionary, I always moved around as a kid. Going from school to school and having to make new friends every couple of years was tough. And I had my share for being bullied. The feeling of not having any control, and even worse, feeling like...

{school garden} VOTE for @MuirRanch and Help Shape the Future of Los Angeles

Parenting, Lifestyle
Muir Ranch in Pasadena, California is an urban farm taking up 2 acres of John Muir High SchoolIf I told you about a fabulous farm in sunny southern California, growing fresh flowers, vegetables and fruits and even delivers a CSA and provides food for school cafeteria lunches, what do you...

{video} No Kid Hungry Bake Sale Hosted By My Daily Find Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry Bake Sale 2013 – Hosted by MyDailyFindChicago.comAccording to Share Our Strength one of every five children struggle with hunger.Hunger prevents kids from reaching their full potential. It’s an epidemic that’s threatening America’s future.More than 16 million kids in America live in households who struggle to put food on...

$10 OFF Your First Order From Door To Door Organics - Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
Door To Door Organics was a sponsor of Momma Cuisine’s segment on WGN NewsWe all love and support organic, local and artisan food. The problem (or excuse) can be that it’s not accessible, expensive and hard to find. Door To Door Organics, which you can find in the Tri-State, Kansas City, Colorado,...

Instagram Cooking With Kids | How To Clean a Bell Pepper

Parenting
  I love getting my kids in the kitchen. Whether it’s them physically helping me out, or simply watching me cook, or even just in the vicinity of the kitchen, I believe there are many lessons to be learned in cooking. On this night, I was trying to julienne some...

General Mills Announces That Original Cheerios Are Now Non-GMO

Lifestyle, Parenting
VICTORY FOR CONSUMERS: GENERAL MILLS ANNOUNCES THAT ORIGINAL CHEERIOS ARE NOW NON-GMO (via PR Newswire)Consumers across the country took action with the GMO Inside Campaign to push General Mills to make Cheerios non-GMO WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 40,000 Facebook posts from consumers who took part in GMO Inside's...

{parenting} Red Rover's First Parenting Round Table with Naperville, IL Moms

Lifestyle, Parenting
On November 28, 2011, Red Rover App, a new social networking site and mobile app geared towards busy moms, held it’s first ever Parenting Round Table event in Naperville, Illinois hosted by Black Finn American Saloon in beautiful Downtown Naperville, with Red Rover Chicago Community Manager and Chicagonista editor, MJ Tam and myself.In the Red...

{holiday} My Christmas Lesson

Lifestyle, Parenting, Holiday
As I write this, I am literally wiping the tears off my eyes.This evening, I sat on the living room floor with my husband, fussing over wrapping presents for the family for Christmas. We sent the kids away to my parents where we will be meeting tomorrow so that we...

{lifestyle} Momma Cuisine, a Real Food Blogger Advocate for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Lifestyle, Parenting
“We want to change the way America eats by educating every child about food, giving families the skills and knowledge to cook again, and motivating people to stand up for their rights to better food; which in turn will fight the epidemic of obesity“Like many people, I first learned about Jamie Oliver on TV. I...

{lifestyle} McDonald's Pink Slime - I'm Lovin'...Whaaa?!!

Lifestyle, Parenting
The picture above has been all over the news as reports of McDonald’s stating that they will no longer use the pink slime filler in their burgers have made headlines across the country.In the McDonald’s website, their Media Statement says:Discontinued Use of Select Lean  Beef Trimmings SLBT“At McDonald’s, the quality and safety...

{lifestyle} Lexicon of Sustainability Project

Lifestyle, Parenting
I was going about my evening, planning to write the recipe of what dinner was this evening (Tilapia con Salsa), like I always do, when I was sidetracked by a conversation that was starting on Twitter called #reclaimfood.I learned about the chat from @perennialplate, the Twitter handle of chef and...

{lifestyle} Hunger Hits Home Documentary for Share Our Strength

Lifestyle, Parenting
This video is hard to watch. Hearing straight from the kids about living without food for days is heartbreaking. It will bring you to tears.On one side of the coin our country is experiencing a great epidemic in childhood obesity. This is something we are constantly talking about, and rightfully...

{Announcing} Buick & Momma Cuisine Summer French Market Tour

Travel, Lifestyle, Parenting
Starting on June 16, 2012 in Lisle, Illinois, I will be touring six Chicagoland French Market locations with Buick. The French Markets, managed by Bensidoun USA are popular attractions throughout the Chicago suburbs and city as market goers clamor to meet farmers and local food artisans.This year, the French Markets have partnered...

{parenting} Keeping Kids Healthy During Summer Break

Lifestyle, Parenting
Now that it’s Summertime, the kids are lounging around the house and playing with the neighborhood kids. And if they’re anything like mine, they will pummel through a refrigerator full of food in one weekend!At school the kids have scheduled times to eat. (What they’re eating is a different blog...

by @DavidGrotto: Cocoatmeal Pancakes from @Hersheys #ModNatn

Lifestyle, Parenting
I first met David Grott0, RD at an event hosted by Chicagonista, MJ Tam at the Paint Chicago Red event sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission. There he taught me and the invited guests about the nutritional values of strawberries as well as got to sample some pretty amazing foods highlighting the star of the evening,...

{lifestyle} RedRover App

Lifestyle, Parenting
 Like many things created by moms, Kathryn Tucker, mother and critically acclaimed independent film-maker, sought out an answer to a personal need and founded RedRover App.The RedRover App is a PRIVATE social networking website and application where you share events and whereabouts with your REAL FRIENDS in real time. Some tech experts have...

Read the Summer Issue of Great Everyday Meals Magazine

Parenting, Lifestyle, Holiday
Read the Summer Issue of Great Everyday Meals MagazineEditor’s NoteSimplicity of SummerWith the kids out of school, take the time to enjoy the simple joys of summer, bond with the family and remember that you can create life-long memories without spending a lot of money.I am the first to admit, that...

{travel} Holiday Travel Tips for Families by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Travel, Lifestyle, Parenting, Holiday
No cooking.  No cleaning.  No ‘who’s hosting?’ debates.Is it any wonder that holiday vacations have become so popular?More and more families are choosing to spend their holidays on vacation for the holidays rather than ‘home for the holidays’.  Popular family destinations are responding to that demand with amazing holiday decorations...

{travel} Chicago Area Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Parenting, Lifestyle, Holiday, Travel
Staying in the Chicagoland area this holiday season?  There are no checked baggage fees or weather delays at this fun events!SHORT TRIPS:Santa’s Candy Cane Express at the Hesston Steam MuseumLa Porte, Indiana (Michigan border)12/10-11A great day or overnight trip, the Hesston Steam Museum offers Santa’s Candy Cane Express during the first...