Christmas Cookies-A Tradition Not to be Lost

I’m going to preface this post with a disclaimer… I’m not a baker. It’s not a talent of mine… I can make a dirndl fit someone in Canada without ever seeing them, but making cupcakes from a box is about as far as my baking skillsRead more

 

The Chopping Block: Holiday Tea Party

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing. You probably already need a break from the shopping and parties. That’s exactly what tea parties are for!

The history of the tea party began with England’s King Charles II married Catharine ofRead more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Nursing Home Named Performing Nursing Home

Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Nursing Home was recently named on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Top Performing Nursing Homes. The facility is one of only five in Chicago to make the prestigious list. 
U.S. News & World Report released its 2017-18  Best Nursing HomesRead more

 

Happy Howl-idays – Keeping your furriest family member safe and sound this season

Brittney Frazier, CPDT-KA, Found Training Center

While most of us are decking the halls and planning for feasts and friends this holiday season, we may not be taking our pets into consideration. Holidays tend to be a time for joy and cheer, but can sometimes proveRead more

 

Family Fun Activities for Over the Holiday Vacation

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy

Have a family game night

Chances are many of your family's favorite board and card games reinforce social and academic skills such as attention, inhibition, turn taking, theory of mind, counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usuallyRead more

 

Schulter Foundation Celebrates Six Years

by Peter von Buol

The Gene and Rosemary Schulter Foundation on the evening of October 5 celebrated its sixth anniversary by hosting its annual “Positive Impacts” fundraiser, which was once again held at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro at 3905 N. Lincoln Avenue.

At theRead more

 

The Chopping Block: You are the Apple of our Pie

Can you believe it’s already time to start planning the Thanksgiving feast? One of the most important courses of the meal (always) is dessert. Pie is traditionally served at the holiday table, but do you know why? No, the colonists did not have pie atRead more

 

Swedish Covenant Hospital Launches Heart Rescue Project to Bring CPR/AED Training to the Community

by Bill Ligas

Swedish Covenant Hospital is launching an ambitious program to help save lives by bringing free CPR/AED training to the community.

“We recognized a critical opportunity to help save lives by empowering our community with tools to respond with confidence in an emergency cardiacRead more

 

Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Understanding and Embracing Dog Domestication

Brittney Frazier, Found Chicago Boarding and Training

“Man’s best friend” wasn’t an easy title to earn. Our dogs truly are everything from our playmates, to our protectors, to our partners, to our sleeping buddies. They help us raise our children, make friends with people we mayRead more

 

Making the Holidays More Enjoyable for Special Needs Children

From our friends at Black Bear Academy

Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are nearly upon us, which can mean travel, time with family, and special meals. For families of children with special needs, these deviations in routine can add stress to an already busy time ofRead more