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Laila is the creator of Only Laila, a site dedicated to sharing simple solutions for single and working moms. Laila uses her site - recently named by Red Tricycle as one of the Top Chicago Mom Blogs - to share her own experiences as a single mom as well as lifestyle tips for working parents. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her son and his Legos.
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Chicago mom reflects on her own technology use
February 27, 2014
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.
Chicago mom: How single parents can enjoy Valentine's Day
February 13, 2014
Valentine's Day isn't just for couples. Single parents can enjoy the day just as much with these suggestions from Laila.
Chicago mom: Rainbow Looms are for boys, too
January 30, 2014
Popular Rainbow Looms are the coolest accessory for kids right now. Girls love them, and boys do too!
Chicago mom remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 16, 2014
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.
Chicago mom: There's value in our kids learning about different religions
December 6, 2013
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.
Chicago mom asks: What's in a name?
November 7, 2013
Did you factor in how society would perceive your child's name before you chose it?
Overscheduled kids: A Chicago mom wonders how much is too much
October 24, 2013
Do we sign our kids up for multiple activities for their benefit, or so we can have bragging rights?
Chicago mom: Single parents need a tribe for support
October 10, 2013
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.
Chicago mom: My son's perfectionism causes him frustration
October 3, 2013
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.