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Red Lipstick, Red Stroller

By Kelly Q. Anderson

Kelly is a storyteller by profession and by bedtime, who pens blogs, books and newspaper columns from her home in Glencoe. She has two kids, a Boston Terrier and she will NOT share her Brussels sprouts so don't even ask. Learn more at

Stroller Squad in the Suburbs

By Stephanie Benavidez

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Stephanie, her hubby, Marcus, and two daughters, Sophia and Gianna, reside in the Northern suburbs. The B’s take full advantage of their city (and the Lake!) exploring by foot or on their boat. Follow her stroller squad adventures here and on Instagram @freshpickedwords.

Chicago Mom Goes Suburban

By Michelle Magee Elfvin

Michelle and her husband, Bayard, have three sons. Although they have a River Forest address, they can’t give up their 312 area code phone numbers. Michelle writes about her life surrounded by (sports) balls on Instagram and Facebook at @ChicagoMomGoesSuburban.

Motherhood What

By Taylor Wood

Taylor Wood is a Florida-raised, Chicago-obsessed mom living in Buena Park with her son, dog, cat and husband. When she isn’t trying to find that coffee she just put down two minutes ago, she can probably be found exploring the city with the kiddo. She also blogs about her (mis)adventures at

Katie Niekerk

By Katie Niekerk

Katie is a North suburban mother of one. She is a marketing copywriter by day, worker-outer whenever possible and valiant lover of top 40 hits.

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.

Momma Knows Best

By Jackie McGoey

Digital Editor Jackie McGoey tests out the best products on the market for moms and babies to find the ones Chicago parents can't live without. Email her at [email protected] to share your favorite products!


Mom Factually

By Shannan Younger

Shannan Younger blogs at Beween Us Parents and Mom She is a recovering attorney living in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and teen daughter. Her writing has appeared on the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, Mamapedia, Mamalode, Scary Mommy and In the Powder Room, and her essays have been included in two anthologies by The HerStories Project. She was in the 2013 cast of Listen to Your Mother despite the fact that her daughter often fails to do so.

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!

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

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