Last summer, for two solid weeks before my daughter left for college, she sang that crazy ‘80s song, The Final Countdown, by Swedish rock band, Europe. Even though I can’t stand her taste in music, I thoroughly enjoyed her enthusiasm as she pranced around the house, packing and singing!
Have you ever watched Masterchef, Iron Chef or Chopped, those amateur cooking challenges on TV? No need to turn on the tube to catch the latest in culinary challenges because we have our very own: Effortless Eater Kid's Cook-off competition.
Have you ever been introduced to someone and were instantly impressed by that individual’s strength of character? That was my experience when I met Heena Musabji, a mother of three children, ages seven, four and one; and if that isn’t enough, she’s operating a successful solo law practice.
I’ve had a blog theme running for a few weeks: Giving Back! And, my focus of attention has been on Hephzibah Home. It is again except this time it’s the kids at Hephzibah who are giving back to the Berry family with their second Lemonade Stand this Friday, August 12th from 1 - 3 p.m. in front of Hephzibah Home at 946 North Blvd, Oak Park.
The minute you walk through the front door of Hephzibah Home, you know it’s a magical place as you’re greeted by warm, friendly people who have a singular passion: helping traumatized children heal. Yet the real magic happens when you leave; you’re transformed, wanting to give back in any way you can.
I’m new to the brain development and research scene, which makes me sound, well, kind of stupid, but science was never my strong suit! Nevertheless, I’ve been learning facts about the human brain that are astounding.
Co-authors, Don MacMannis, Ph.D., and Debra Manchester MacMannis, M.S.W., will be doing a presentation and book signing for How’s Your Family Really Doing? 10 Keys to a Happy Loving Family, on August 4th at 7 p.m. at The Magic Tree Bookstore.