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Amy Bizzarri wears many hats: teacher, writer, and most importantly, a mother to two beautiful children, ages 3 and 11. She and her family live on the Near North Side of Chicago and enjoy exploring our city together. Amy also blogs at tiramisumom.com.Amy is a member of the ChiTown Parent blog team. Read more from this blog.Read more from this blog
The (mostly) un-programmed summer in Chicago
April 25, 2013
As the school year winds down, Chicago mom Amy Bizzarri is thinking about ways to make the most of her summer with her family. Have you started planning yet?
When no one can pronounce your child's name
March 14, 2013
As parents who put time & love into choosing a child's name, do we laugh or wince when their name is mispronounced?
Four children's books to read this Halloween
October 8, 2012
Amp up your Halloween celebrations by unwinding with some spine-tingling stories.
Ann Arbor with kids
September 10, 2012
Don't call it a college town. This family-friendly destination offers plenty to eat, see and do for all ages.
7 Suggestions for Holiday Books
December 9, 2011
Amy Bizzarri loves reading, and has fond memories of getting books for Christmas. Here are her suggestions for your young readers, page-turners or spine chewers.
I'm thankful...that I'm living and raising my kids in the city
November 22, 2011
Amy Bizzarri loves living in Chicago - where she has a huge backyard, great pets and can travel the world any time she wants.
"The Great Fire" at Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre
October 7, 2011
Amy Bizzarri's take on the story that tells the story of Chicago.
A show AND a sitter
September 15, 2011
Amy Bizzarri is grateful for a theatre company that offers kids activities while parents see the show.
Car Seat Installation for Dummies
September 6, 2011
Amy Bizzarri with help on just how to install that car seat.
Back to Reality
August 26, 2011
Amy Bizzarri preps both her kids and herself for going back to school.