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2013

Lend a helping hand: 5 ways for Chicago families to give back


Posted Mar 13, 2014 10:59 AM

Overwhelmed by all the devastation both locally and around the world, Laila decided to find ways to help where she can. Will you follow her lead?
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Chicago mom reflects on her own technology use


Posted Feb 27, 2014 11:50 AM

Teens aren't the only ones who can be too attached to social media. Sometimes moms need to leave the screen and enjoy their family moments.
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Chicago mom: How single parents can enjoy Valentine's Day


Posted Feb 13, 2014 11:49 AM

Valentine's Day isn't just for couples. Single parents can enjoy the day just as much with these suggestions from Laila.
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Chicago mom: Rainbow Looms are for boys, too


Posted Jan 30, 2014 11:03 AM

Popular Rainbow Looms are the coolest accessory for kids right now. Girls love them, and boys do too!
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Chicago mom remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Posted Jan 16, 2014 11:21 AM

The celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday is very special to Laila, and there are certain things she wants to teach her son about the Southern preacher with a dream.
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Chicago mom: There's value in our kids learning about different religions


Posted Dec 6, 2013 10:30 AM

Laila wants her son to grow up with a certain respect and understanding of different religions. She shares tips on how other families can approach interfaith dialogue.
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Chicago mom asks: What's in a name?


Posted Nov 7, 2013 10:00 AM

Did you factor in how society would perceive your child's name before you chose it?
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Overscheduled kids: A Chicago mom wonders how much is too much


Posted Oct 24, 2013 11:37 AM

Do we sign our kids up for multiple activities for their benefit, or so we can have bragging rights?
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Chicago mom: Single parents need a tribe for support


Posted Oct 10, 2013 10:06 AM

Being a single parent isn't always easy. Having a trusted support system is not only making Laila a better mom, it's also making her a better person.
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Chicago mom: My son's perfectionism causes him frustration


Posted Oct 3, 2013 11:28 AM

How can you help your children overcome unrealistic expectations of themselves and learn that no one is perfect? Chicago mom Laila is trying to figure that out.
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