Only Laila

Chicago mom remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. Read...

 

Chicago mom: There's value in our kids learning about different religions

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.  Read...

 

Chicago mom asks: What's in a name?

Did you factor in how society would perceive your child's name before you chose it?  Read...

 

Overscheduled kids: A Chicago mom wonders how much is too much

Do we sign our kids up for multiple activities for their benefit, or so we can have bragging rights?  Read...

 

Chicago mom: Single parents need a tribe for support

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.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: My son's perfectionism causes him frustration

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.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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