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Wendy blogs for Chicago Parent in her capacity as a city mom, entrepreneur and as co-founder of Families in the Loop, a Chicago neighborhood organization that strives to make parenting fun, showcase the city's fantastic talent and resources, and plan some fierce and fabulous events for moms, dads and their children.

Should moms be financially dependent on their spouses?


Posted Apr 30, 2012 4:08 PM

Wendy Widom asks: Wouldn't it be nice if we transformed a tired debate about working vs. staying at home into a constructive conversation about how women across the mommy spectrum do not have the support they need?
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Three's Company?


Posted Apr 9, 2012 12:17 PM

Wendy Widom wonders why we always have to take vacations with our kids? Is there time in your life for one-on-one with your spouse?
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Join Chicago's Biggest Family Party of the Year: FITL's Spring Fling


Posted Mar 19, 2012 2:44 PM

Families in the Loop Brunch & Boogie series celebrates everything spring. Join them on March 25 for a party that's as fun for parents as it is for tots.
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Enjoy a Big Belly Laugh on Saturdays at iO's Story Town


Posted Jan 26, 2012 2:59 PM

Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday morning in the city? iO's improv for kids, Story Town, is always funny and ever changing.
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When kids and music don't mix


Posted Jan 4, 2012 10:47 AM

Wendy Widom is listening closely to lyrics these days. And she's not sure she wants her daughter to do the same.
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Yes, We’re the Band-Aid Generation


Posted Dec 14, 2011 12:43 PM

Wendy Widom wonders what her generation - the generation now raising small children - is doing to inspire people and change the world.
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Holiday shopping made easy


Posted Nov 28, 2011 5:22 PM

Families in the Loop posts their holiday gift guide.
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Putting the “Give” in Thanksgiving


Posted Nov 20, 2011 9:50 PM

Wendy Widom and Jamie Fishman with a list of what you and your family can do to give back.
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Oprah, Me, and a Big Life Lesson


Posted Nov 1, 2011 10:34 AM

Jamie Fishman puts her life in perspective, with a little help from the queen of television.
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Make outs and music for the marrieds


Posted Oct 18, 2011 11:11 AM

Wendy Widom finds the music to put the make out back in her marriage.
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