Cheap Ways to Make Your Home Handicap Accessible (and How to DIY)

Cheap Ways to Make Your Home Handicap Accessible (and How to DIY)

Making a home accessible to guests with disabilities sounds like a challenge. More specifically; an expensive challenge. Mobility ramps, bathroom modifications, grab bars—that stuff is expensive, right? I’m here to tell you that making a home accessible for guests with disabilities is not expensive. Temporary Home Modifications For this article, the word temporary will refer…

A Message From Bill May 2019

A Message From Bill May 2019

How many of you are on LinkedIn? If you are not familiar, LinkedIn is a professional networking website that’s been around since 2003. It’s kind of like Facebook for business professionals. You get connection requests regularly from people that would like to become part of your network. I was on LinkedIn recently and noticed I…

Naperville’s Best Post Office is at Oswald’s Pharmacy

Naperville’s Best Post Office is at Oswald’s Pharmacy

Did you know that there is an official USPS post office inside Oswald’s? Up until a year or two ago, it was known as one of Naperville’s ‘best-kept secrets.’ It may not be a secret anymore, but our post office still offers the fastest service in the area. Quick Post Office Visits The post office…

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…