Monthly Archives: June 2013

meet liz: chicago professor, milwaukee resident, passionate writer

Liz has her undergraduate degree in history, and her Ph.D in 19th and 20th century American history with minors in public history and women and gender.

Liz has her undergraduate degree in history, and her Ph.D. in 19th and 20th century American history with minors in public history and women and gender.

Liz Matelski teaches American pluralism and history of sexuality at Loyola University Chicago. While she’s concentrating on turning her dissertation into a full-blown book this summer, I got to spend an evening with her Continue reading

meet lauren: chicago wedding photographer

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Gary, Lauren and their pug, Goose, make one happy little trio. Photo by Jenna Davis.

I walked into Lauren Wakefield’s vibrant apartment and immediately felt like I got a glimpse into her personality. Goose, her adorable pug, greeted me at the door Continue reading

meet brooke and sarah: milwaukee vino queens

“It’s like a coffee shop with wine.” Sisters Sarah Smith, 28, and Brooke Boomer, 33, took the ambience of a cool coffee cafe, added their own twist on pouring vino and made their dreams come true. Continue reading

meet dara and kelley: chicago parenting mompreneurs

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“Older generations will say, ‘Well I did it this way and you survived,'” says Dara. “Is survival the goal? Parenthood is all about making informed choices. Sharp Mamas is here to give you  good information so you can make an informed choice. This is your journey.”

For Dara Tarkowski and Kelley Farrell, it all boils down to love. Because they love their families and their jobs so very much, they created Sharp Mamas. They provide custom prenatal and parenting education classes, nanny and caregiver training, and maternity concierge services for to-be or current parents. Continue reading