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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.

Always Jacked

By Alan Kercinik

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.

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.

It Builds Character

By Tracy Jensen

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.

Home with Keki

By Cecilia Cannon

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.

Me, Myself and Jen

By Jennifer Evers

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."

Beyond the Park

By Chrissy Jones

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.

Prego for Men

By Kevin Whitehead

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.

Jackie Berger

By Jackie Berger

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.

Emily Dickey

By Emily Dickey

Mom-of-two Emily is a writer and virtual marketer for small businesses. You can find her blog at babydickey.com.

Tabitha Green

By Tabitha Green

Tabitha Green is a veteran wife, rookie mom, full-time marketer, part-time blogger, former fashionista, self-proclaimed foodie and aspiring chef. Amidst her full-time career, Tabitha writes for her personal blog Defining Tabitha covering all the things that define her life.

Only Laila

By Only Laila

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.

Sarah Rae Vargas

By Sarah Rae Vargas

When Sarah Rae was 21, she had a daughter. 9 months later, she had a son. Sarah Rae writes and inspires others through her fashion and lifestyle blog, RavingsByRae.com. She survives her days with a lot of sarcasm, a little self-deprecation and endless amounts of frappuccinos. It wasn’t the life she planned for but it’s the one she would never give up because she knows that working with the negatives can make for better pictures.

Little Island Studios

By Nicki

Nicki, founder of Little Island Studios, is extremely passionate about family fun, creating new recipes, and designing play spaces for kids! Follow her on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook to join in the fun.

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).

Alma Klein

By Alma Klein

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.

Beth Gorden

By Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of three and the creator and author www.123homeschool4me.com where she shares 150+ {free} printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together. Connect with Beth on Google +, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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 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!

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 amywrites312.com.

Thoughts from Her

By Amanda Ortiz

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.

Undercover Mother

By Hyacynth Worth

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.

Sarah Parisi

By Sarah Parisi

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.

Hannemaniacs

By Lisa Hanneman

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

Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom

By Beth Prystowsky

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.

Pinwheel

By Rebecca Little

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

D.A.D. - Dad All Day

By David Wallach

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.

Stretching My Limits

By Sara Kutliroff

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.

Kate Hall

By Kate Hall

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?

Healthy Jasmine

By Jasmine Jafferali

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

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

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

White Dad Problems

By White Dad Problems

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

Trending

By Meredith Sinclair

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.

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.

Families in the Loop

By Wendy Widom

ChiTown Parent

By Chicago parents

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

The Self-Aware Parent

By Cathy Cassani Adams

Seeking peace and serenity in the chaotic world of parenting.

In it Together

By Chicago Parent staff

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

 







 
 
 
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