The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Center is a nonprofit organization, a 501 (c)(3), dedicated to speech and hearing health care.
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
PediaTrust is a new private partnership of seven pediatric practices located in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago.
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*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Kari Wagner is stay-at-home mom by day, superhero by night. She loves to write about her adventures in life, love and decorating.
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.
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!
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.
Rebecca Little, a native Chicagoan, writes Pinwheel, a style, service and shopping blog for Chicago parents. Follow it at PinwheelChicago.com.
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.
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.
While she doesn't blog for her health, Jasmine writes to inspire you to make positive, healthy changes
Kids in the Kitchen inspires families to have fun in the kitchen together by creating easy, quick and nutritious recipes
Melissa lives in her minivan and dreams of a clean kitchen. She chronicles the sticky bits of motherhood at Peanut Butter in my Hair.
Three former college roommates, now hapless Dads on “the wrong side of 35”, investigate the mystery that is fatherhood... without a clue.
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.
Your guide to all things Pinterest.
One Chicago mom's attempt to keep an accurate log so her kids will have something helpful to show the therapists.
Adventures in urban parenting. Follow 12 city parents living, working and raising kids on the potholed streets of Chicago.
Seeking peace and serenity in the chaotic world of parenting.
Nine parents on the Chicago Parent staff invite you into their water cooler conversations.