Springtime Puzzles

Springtime Puzzles

I know spring is here and we are almost firmly out of puzzle season. But there will still be rainy days which means time for puzzles and boy do I have some recommendations. Great Puzzles for the Spring First on my list is Springbok puzzles. Springbok features great photos of really dynamic pictures—great for any…

Get Your Easter Candy at Oswald’s

Get Your Easter Candy at Oswald’s

Easter is less than a week away; are you ready? We are! If you are going Easter shopping in Naperville, don’t forget to swing by Naperville Plaza and pick up the best Treats at Ozzie’s! What are the best treats? I’m glad you asked. Chocolate Bunnies What is an Easter basket without a chocolate bunny?…

Your Gluten Free Guide to Oswald’s 

Your Gluten Free Guide to Oswald’s 

“You can get the salad.” Before restaurants began offering gluten-free options, I was used to hearing that as my only option when dining out. However, today’s world offers many opportunities for people on a gluten-free diet like me. Here at Oswald’s, I’m delighted with the array of gluten-free products we carry. What is gluten-free? Gluten is…

IBS Awareness Month

IBS Awareness Month

Growing up, my only association with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) was the scene in Along Came Polly where Reuben (Ben Stiller) experiences intense IBS symptoms as a result of eating Moroccan cuisine to impress Polly. If you’ve seen the film, you know the scene (hard to forget) but if you haven’t, you probably have you…

A Message From Bill April 2019

A Message From Bill April 2019

Nicki and I finally finished remodeling our kitchen and living room this past week. The project seems like it took forever but it was just a little over two months. Everything looks great and we are getting used to the newness of it all. During upheavals like this (particularly in a 149-year-old house), you always…

How to Prepare for Springtime Allergies

How to Prepare for Springtime Allergies

What are allergies/why do people have allergies? Everyone is familiar with allergies. Constant sneezing. Nasal congestion. That awful runny and itchy nose… who can forget symptoms like those? Most people don’t know that allergies are actually our bodies overreacting to something that it normally wouldn’t (or shouldn’t). Our bodies and immune systems fight back against…

Renting or Buying a Mobility Scooter

Renting or Buying a Mobility Scooter

If you have mobility issues, you are well aware of the frustration that comes with. Being unable to keep up with family when you go out. Long trips to and from any store. Parking issues. Sometimes a cane isn’t enough, and a wheelchair is too much. Is there a comfortable medium? Mobility scooters are the…

New Gift Items at Oswald’s

New Gift Items at Oswald’s

Spring has not quite sprung, but our new gift items from the Atlanta Gift Show have already popped up to be admired. I don’t even know where to begin—we have so much great new stuff. We have a bunch of new gift lines like The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, Easy Tiger, Karma, Modern Sprout, Wit, Alio,…

Purchasing a Lift Chair: Where to Start

Purchasing a Lift Chair: Where to Start

When you are in need of a lift chair, the options may seem overwhelming. You might even think that it doesn’t really matter which lift chair model you choose. The truth is that your choice does matter and we are here to help you get the perfect chair for your needs. This blog addresses three…

A Guide to Renting a Wheelchair for Spring Break

A Guide to Renting a Wheelchair for Spring Break

If you are going on Spring Break injured (or with an injured family member) you probably have some questions about how you’re going to get around. Should you rent a wheelchair when you get to your destination? Or should you rent a wheelchair before the trip? Can you fly commercial with a wheelchair? Questions like…

A Guide to Taking Your Medications on Vacation!

A Guide to Taking Your Medications on Vacation!

Spring is just around the corner, or so the warmer weather tells me. Spring is the first ‘break’ of the year, and many people go on sunny, tropical vacations. Medications seem to be the last thing on many people’s list of stuff to bring with them on vacation, and often get left at home. While…