What happens when you pluck an overachieving, nerdy gal from her three jobs and two-hour daily commute and plop her in the house all day? You get a restless mama who reads everything, spends hours trying to perfect her new domestic callings and is willing to try just about anything with her little guy.
Courtney is originally from Chicago's far south side and after wandering in the desert of Missouri, Kansas and Michigan, came back to Chicago in 2003 to pursue a graduate degree in clinical child psychology at DePaul University. She's lived in Edgewater, South Shore and Washington Park neighborhoods before settling in Woodlawn, where she now lives with her computer geek husband, Tre, and 16-month-old son, Dru.Courtney is a member of the ChiTown Parent blog team. Read more from this blog.Read more from this blog
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Chicago's Lil Kickers has converted this sports-hating mama
July 1, 2011
With the help of an adorable size 2T jersey and the uneven thuds of toddler feet stampeding towards the goal, I became a full fledged member of the soccer mom squad.
A trip to Chicago's 57th Street/Hyde Park Art Fair with baby in tow
June 14, 2011
Last weekend we managed to knock an item off of our summer bucket list: our first outdoor summer festival!
The family car: Flashy or functional?
May 20, 2011
My son is not a happy car rider. And our car - with no DVD player or entertainment console - doesn't help.
My name is Courtney and I'm a judgmental mom ... and a judged mom
May 2, 2011
When I’ve had a bad momming day, being able to say, “well, at least I don’t do THAT” brings a brief moment of relief from the constant uncertainty of whether I’m playing this parenting game the right way. But that doesn't make it right. It's too easy to judge.
Why Chicago's low voter turnout is bad for our kids
April 7, 2011
We chose to raise our son in Woodlawn because we care deeply about the community, and Tuesday's election reminds me that not everyone does.
My attempt at homemade cloth diapers
April 4, 2011
Yeah, that’s right. I spent four hours making something my kid is going to intentionally poop in. That’s dedication.
Meeting the Bloggers: Courtney
March 9, 2011
Get to know Courtney, whose coming plans include making cloth diapers, introducing her 17-month-old to soccer and (gasp!) turning 30.