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Failing With Gusto

Failing With Gusto

by Marianne Walsh

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One Chicago mom's attempt to keep an accurate log so her kids will have something helpful to show the therapists.


Trending

Trending

by Meredith Sinclair

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In her new weekly vlog series, Meredith Sinclair will give busy moms a look at what's "trending" in the world of fashion, beauty, and all around style.


White Dad Problems

White Dad Problems

by White Dad Problems

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Three former college roommates, now hapless Dads on “the wrong side of 35”, investigate the mystery that is fatherhood... without a clue.


Pin It!

Pin It!

by Samantha Schultz

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Your guide to all things Pinterest.


Peanut Butter in my Hair

Peanut Butter in my Hair

by Melissa Haak

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Melissa lives in her minivan and dreams of a clean kitchen. She chronicles the sticky bits of motherhood at Peanut Butter in my Hair.


Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

by Mandy Fayne

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Kids in the Kitchen inspires families to have fun in the kitchen together by creating easy, quick and nutritious recipes


Healthy Jasmine

Healthy Jasmine

by Jasmine Jafferali

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While she doesn't blog for her health, Jasmine writes to inspire you to make positive, healthy changes


The Self-Aware Parent

The Self-Aware Parent

by Cathy Cassani Adams

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Seeking peace and serenity in the chaotic world of parenting.


Kate Hall

Kate Hall

by Kate Hall

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When she’s not answering bizarre questions or wiping poop off the walls, you can find Kate Hall attempting to write jokes on Twitter (@KateWhineHall) and Facebook or other funny crap on her blog: Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine with My Morning Quiet Time?


Stretching My Limits

Stretching My Limits

by Sara Kutliroff

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Sara is constantly trying to unearth the deep minds of teens, tweens and tots while raising her 17-year-old son and three daughters, aged 14, 10 and 4. She has delved into college applications, driver's ed and toilet training simultaneously, remembering to breathe deep and write on.


D.A.D. - Dad All Day

D.A.D. - Dad All Day

by David Wallach

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David Wallach is here to share his stories, insights, recipes, ideas, reviews and the occasional rant. He is far from perfect, his kids are far from perfect, his life is far from perfect. All he can do is try his best and learn from the rest. David writes two other blogs for Chicagonow.com DAD - Dad All Day and The Pace of Chicago - an endurance sports blog.


Pinwheel

Pinwheel

by Rebecca Little

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Rebecca Little, a native Chicagoan, writes Pinwheel, a style, service and shopping blog for Chicago parents. Follow it at PinwheelChicago.com.


Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom

Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom

by Beth Prystowsky

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Beth Prystowsky candidly shares her highs and lows as she attempts to raise calm children in a chaotic world while eating green and coping with MS. Beth can be found on twitter at @upsanddownsyogamom.


Hannemaniacs

Hannemaniacs

by Lisa Hanneman

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Lisa Hanneman is a mother of three. She writes about her family’s daily nonsense and overbooked life at Hannemaniacs.


Undercover Mother

Undercover Mother

by Hyacynth Worth

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While she admittedly enjoys covering bare baby bottoms with diapers, she does, from time to time, miss covering chair-throwing, name-calling town hall meetings as a journalist. But those moments of day-dreaming bliss are often burst by the reality of light saber fights which, ironically enough, does include pee-wee chair throwing and name calling.


Thoughts from Her

Thoughts from Her

by Amanda Ortiz

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When not searching for a missing sippy cup or trying to solve some major teenage drama, you can find Amanda Ortiz - a full-time working mom of two - on her blog, Thoughts from Her, where she writes about family, Midwest family travel, and Chicagoland family-friendly venues.


Passport Family

Passport Family

by Amy Bizzarri

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Amy Bizzarri is a writer, Chicago public school teacher and mom to two kids - a preschooler and a middle schooler. She blogs at amywrites312.com.


O...The Places We Go

O...The Places We Go

by Cheryl Eugenio

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Cheryl Eugenio is a wife and mommy to two toddler boys who are officially addicted to traveling and exploring Chicagoland and beyond. She recounts her family adventures at O..the Places We Go. She also contributes regularly to Trekaroo.com. She is living proof that yes, it IS possible to travel with kids - without pulling your hair out!


Lollygag Blog

Lollygag Blog

by Keely Flynn

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Keely Flynn is a Chicago playwright, freelance writer, and blogger residing in a fixer-upper that would make The Money Pit blush. She lives with three young children, an extraordinarily tolerant husband, and two cats who just try to make it through the day without being ridden like ponies. An avid fan of mysteries and classic rock trivia, Keely prides herself on the ability to nap on any surface - and she uses hyperbole more than anyone in the entire world.


A Gracefull Life

A Gracefull Life

by Kari Wagner

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Kari Wagner is stay-at-home mom by day, superhero by night. She loves to write about her adventures in life, love and decorating.


Tween Us

Tween Us

by Shannan Younger

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Shannan blogs about parenting a tween at Tween Us on ChicagoNow and at Families in the Loop and was honored to be in the 2013 Chicago cast of Listen to Your Mother. A recovering attorney who works at a small nonprofit, she was excited to be quoted by the BBC, but hoping that they come back again soon to talk about something other than Justin Bieber.


Alma Klein

Alma Klein

by Alma Klein

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Alma Klein has been blogging at MarketingMommy.net since 2006. She lives in the practically-perfect village of Oak PArk with her husband Josh and elementary school-aged daughters.


Erin Skibinski

Erin Skibinski

by Erin Skibinski

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Erin Skibinski, a native to Chicago's far South Suburbs, Erin is addicted to DIY, comedy, cooking, and reading, according to her husband. She currently resides in Frankfort with her handy husband, and three adorable children all born in a span of 33 months (yes, she realizes this is insane).


Only Laila

Only Laila

by Only Laila

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Laila is the creator of Only Laila, a site dedicated to sharing simple solutions for single and working moms. Laila uses her site - recently named by Red Tricycle as one of the Top Chicago Mom Blogs - to share her own experiences as a single mom as well as lifestyle tips for working parents.


Jackie Berger

Jackie Berger

by Jackie Berger

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Jackie Berger lives with her husband and two rascally boys in Volo. Jackie blogs about the mostly joyous, sometimes painful, but always entertaining aspects of being a full-time mom to a couple of little lunatics.


Prego for Men

Prego for Men

by Kevin Whitehead

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Kevin Whitehead lives in the southwest suburbs with his wife and almost 1-year-old daughter, Brynlee. He started PregoForMen shortly after finding out his wife was pregnant. Never missing a day, Kevin kept a “journal” of daily events showing a guy’s perspective on what it’s like to be a nervous, unexpecting, first-time dad.


Beyond the Park

Beyond the Park

by Chrissy Jones

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Chrissy Jones is a local Chicago mom blogger with three children (12,7 & 4). Her blog Beyondthepark.com showcases the best special events, activities, restaurants and products for Chicago families. From indoor playspaces and conventions to restaurants where kids can eat free, Chrissy offers an inside and first hand account of how to have fun with the family in the great Windy City.


Me, Myself and Jen

Me, Myself and Jen

by Jennifer Evers

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Jennifer Evers is a 40-something blogger and small business owner living in the Chicago suburbs with her two young daughters and a DVR full of reality television shows. She blogs about her life at Me, Myself and Jen (www.memyselfandjen.com) - single parenting, recipes, crafts and home projects, crazy things her children do, travel, celebrity encounters, community events and those wacky "Real Housewives."


Home with Keki

Home with Keki

by Cecilia Cannon

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Born and raised in Chicago and it's northern suburb, Cecilia is a traveling hockey/soccer momma to her two boys, the business owner of one of Chicago's most successful Home Staging firms and a crazed Thrifty Home D.I.Y blogging fanatic documenting it all as her alter ego on homewithkeki.blogspot.com. And she manages to schedule all this around midnight feedings for the newest addition to her family, little Lucy.


It Builds Character

It Builds Character

by Tracy Jensen

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Tracy Jensen, aka ChiMomWriter, is a writer, marketer, mother, fundraiser, marathoner, and music lover. A single, working mom of two kids ages five and three, she is notorious for doing things the hard way. She survives suburban exile by blogging about life's foibles at It Builds Character, Everyday Family, and SheKnows.com.


Milk n Honee

Milk n Honee

by Charlotte Betts

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Charlotte Betts is a Canadian expat adopted by the Windy City. Mother to a curious toddler, wife to a computer tech and owner of Preface Agency, Chicago's first style agency catering to mothers. She curates milknhonee, an inspirational mommy and me style blog.


Always Jacked

Always Jacked

by Alan Kercinik

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Alan has three sons and he writes about fatherhood (read: exploits his children), trying to turn boys into good men and his hatred for Caillou at alwaysjacked.com. His writing has also appeared at Families in the Loop, The Good Men Project, ThirtyMag and Pregnancy Magazine.


Run Eat Play

Run Eat Play

by Heather Holtz

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Heather Holtz is a fitness and health enthusiast who lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two boys. She blogs at Run Eat Play about fitness, food, and family. Her blog shares healthy living tips, workouts, recipes, and daily escapades of life with children.


Justina Olenick

Justina Olenick

by Justina Olenick

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Justina is a twenty-something, professionally trained toddler wrangler and photographer. Feel free to follow along as she shares photo-blogs of their adventures in Chicagoland and tips to take better pictures of your own children. *All images are copyright of Justina Olenick*


Sarah Parisi

Sarah Parisi

by Sarah Parisi

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Sarah was a lawyer in her former life, but left that behind when she became a mom. Now she spends her days with three energetic young boys.


ChiTown Parent

ChiTown Parent

by Chicago parents

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Adventures in urban parenting. Follow 12 city parents living, working and raising kids on the potholed streets of Chicago.


In it Together

In it Together

by Chicago Parent staff

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Nine parents on the Chicago Parent staff invite you into their water cooler conversations.


Houseful of Nicholes

Houseful of Nicholes

by Natasha Nicholes

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Natasha is 1/6 of the Nicholes clan who live in the heart of the city. She's a mother of four and the wife of a husband she met in 8th grade. Passionate about being heard, she started blogging when she found out she was having twins. Now she blogs because she's addicted.


 





 
 
 
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