Rockin’ Out with Mr. Dave’s Music

If you’re a parent in Chicago, you’ve likely heard of Mr. Dave’s Music and if you haven’t, where have you been hiding?! Even before having Chloe, I heard about this “kid favorite” for his authentic, fun and modern take on music and ability to bring families together to celebrate it.

I was eager to get on the Mr. Dave Music bandwagon once Chloe was born and was beyond excited when he opened his very own location just blocks from our home. It didn’t take long before I finally understood the loyalty and love that kiddos and parents share for Mr. Dave’s Music, so I wanted to share my take with all of you. Plus, he’s offering readers $5 off on all classes through February (yes, unlimited all month!!) – details inside!

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1/22/15 – A Day I’ll Never Forget

2 years have gone by since my MS diagnosis. I remember the day as if it were yesterday. My heart sank when I learned the news and I felt as if I couldn’t breathe. Even writing about it now makes me feel anxious, scared and numb all over again.

I only wish I knew then what I do now, but I am proud to look back at the pledge I made to myself and to know that I’ve kept my promise. This was the hardest thing I’ve ever written but I needed to do it. It helped me accept my position, determine next steps and commit publically that I wouldn’t let my newfound diagnosis overcome me. It’s held me accountable every day since and I hope it will continue to indefinitely. Read more

An Interview with Dr. Haley E. Titus on MS Research & Progress

I’m excited to introduce you all to Dr. Haley Titus, a Neuroimmunologist and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She’s also a member of the National MS Society’s Multiple Solutions board (which is how we initially met), a dedicated philanthropist, and has made it her goal in life to help cure MS in her lifetime.

A few months ago, Dr. Haley Titus provided an update to National MS Society board members on the progress that’s been done relating to MS research and lofty goals for a cure. In our interview below, she addresses not only what’s being done to stop MS but also what’s being done to repair the damage that’s already done to those with MS. Currently, there are many medications to stop the progression of the disease but nothing out yet to help repair, so this felt huge to me.  I felt so hopeful after that update that I wanted to share her promising updates with the larger community here. Read more