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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.

Big Ideas with Families in the Loop


Posted Oct 4, 2011 12:11 PM

FITL is going post-partisan this month, with stories from parents about how they thrive despite the rancor permeating the zeitgeist.
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Girls Getting Dressed: Defusing the Morning Mayhem


Posted Sep 26, 2011 11:43 AM

Jamie Fishman wonders how a simple question like "What would you like to wear today?" could ignite such passion in her 4-year old daughter.
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Perfect mom vs. me


Posted Sep 12, 2011 2:20 PM

Wendy Widom takes a look at how she measures up as a mom.
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Fall Into Fun


Posted Sep 2, 2011 1:14 PM

Families in the Loop is jumping right into autumn.
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Little Beans Cafe: A break from the heat in Chicago


Posted Aug 5, 2011 2:34 PM

It has been a long, hot summer. (Really, Chicagoans, do we need to mention record-breaking, 90+ heat?) When we’re not strolling the city streets, sweat creeping into zones sweat was not meant to go, we're looking for cool places to hang with the kids and have some fun.
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Dreaming big for our kids


Posted Aug 3, 2011 11:23 AM

For us parents, that's what it's all about – dreaming big for our kids and, guess what, for ourselves, too! That's why the August theme at Families in the Loop has to be ... "DREAM ON."
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BYOBaby movie morning and bringing sexy back this month in Chicago


Posted Jul 8, 2011 10:30 AM

Is it just us, or does it seem hard to believe it’s July already?
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Disney World: Magic, my tush


Posted Jun 15, 2011 9:29 AM

Those commercials with princess breakfasts and Mickey hugs make Disney World look so magical. Well, magic my tush.
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Summer in Chicago with FITL: Dot & Ziggy after-party, a Benefit Cosmetics event and more


Posted Jun 3, 2011 11:46 AM

Feel, taste, and experience Chicago with your kids in a brand new way this summer.
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Chicago dog owners: Take heed


Posted May 24, 2011 9:11 AM

Today is the day I throw off the yoke of dog oppression and proudly declare that I get to protect my daughter and me and not feel like a animal-hating, fur-wearing dog hater.
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