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The Paternity Test

By Matt Boresi

The Paternity Test consists of the three former college roommates, now “on the wrong side of 35” and diagnosed with a chronic case of fatherhood. Being a dad is a test … and failure isn't an option. In addition to this National Parenting Media Association Award-winning blog, the dads host a weekly podcast that's been an editor's pick in parenting humor by iTunes and was's most downloaded U.S. Kids and Family podcast in 2014.


Sponsored by Expedia

Expedia Viewfinder is a world traveler, taster of new cuisine and lover of new experiences. From jet setting around different regions to dabbling in local culture, we inspire our readers to globe trot, embark on new adventures and brave the unknown. We provide expert advice and insider tips, while encouraging everyone to catch the travel bug.

Momma Knows Best

By Jackie McGoey

Digital Editor Jackie McGoey is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her second child, Baby E. Follow along, from her third trimester through Baby E's first months of life, as she tests out the best products on the market to find the ones Chicago moms and dads can't live without. Email her at [email protected] to share your favorite products!

University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

Sponsored by University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art children's hospital. Teams of pediatric experts use advanced diagnostic and medical techniques to care for children of all ages. Learn more:

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The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Center

Sponsored by The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Center

The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Center is a nonprofit organization, a 501 (c)(3), dedicated to speech and hearing health care.

Living the #JettLife

By Martellus Bennett

Together with his wife Siggi, Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett shares their experiences -- the good, the bad and the messy -- as they journey through daughter Jett's first year of life. #JettLife

PediaPath – A Path For Your Child's Health and Development

Sponsored by PediaTrust

PediaTrust is a new private partnership of seven pediatric practices located in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Justina Olenick

By Justina Olenick

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*

Run Eat Play

By Heather Holtz

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.

Milk n Honee

By Charlotte Betts

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.

Beyond the Park

By Chrissy Jones

Chrissy Jones is a local Chicago mom blogger with three children (12,7 & 4). Her blog 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.

Erin Skibinski

By Erin Skibinski

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).

Houseful of Nicholes

By Natasha Nicholes

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.

Tween Us

By Shannan Younger

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.

A Gracefull Life

By Kari Wagner

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

Lollygag Blog

By Keely Flynn

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.

O..The Places We Go

By Cheryl Eugenio

Cheryl Eugenio is a wife and mommy to two toddler boys and a newborn girl 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 She is living proof that yes, it IS possible to travel with kids - without pulling your hair out!

Passport Family

By Amy Bizzarri

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

Kids in the Kitchen

By Mandy Fayne

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

Peanut Butter in my Hair

By Melissa Haak

Once lived in heels and dreamed of traveling the world, now lives in her minivan and dreams of a clean kitchen. | writer | creator | localist with

White Dad Problems

By White Dad Problems

White Dad Problems is now The Paternity Test. Visit the new blog page ( for more great content.

Pin It!

By Samantha Schultz

Your guide to all things Pinterest.

Failing With Gusto

By Marianne Walsh

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


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