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Sara Kutliroff is a freelance writer and blogger trying not to forget the "me" in mommy. Sara is constantly trying to unearth the deep minds of teens, tweens and tots while raising her 17-year-old son and three daughters, aged 14, 10 and 4. She has delved into college applications, driver's ed and toilet training simultaneously, remembering to breathe deep and write on. Peek right in on her thoughts on parenting, marriage and finding moments to just be at http://stretchingmylimits.com/
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Chicago mom learns that being a parent never really ends
March 7, 2014
No matter how old our children get, no matter how old we get, our kids will always need us for something and we will always need our parents for something. It's just the nature of the circle of parenting.
A trip to New York recharges Chicago mom
February 21, 2014
It's easy for parents to get burned out. The unrelenting winter was especially taking a toll on Sara, so she hopped a plane to New York for some much needed "me time."
Chicago mom: How to have the sex talk with your kids
February 7, 2014
The dreaded "talk." Many parents want to just get it over with, but Sara recently learned that it's important to keep the conversation going.
Place your bets: Chicago mom says house hunting is like playing roulette
January 23, 2014
The Kutliroff family are playing the Real Estate Game. Looking for a new home is proving to be much more frustrating than mom Sara originally thought.
Chicago mom conquers fear of heights on non-traditional family vacation
January 10, 2014
When we last heard from Sara, she and her family were embarking on a 9.5 hour road trip to Gatlinburg, TN. Did they survive their trip to the mountains?
Chicago mom adventures: Family holiday road trip
December 26, 2013
The Kutliroff family are ditching their traditional holiday plans of a week in Wisconsin Dells for a 9.5 hour road trip to a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN. Will they survive?
Chicago mom debate: Tough love vs. enabling
December 13, 2013
It's a difficult parenting debate: Do you enable your kids or show them tough love? The simple answer: It really depends on the child.
Chicago families prepare to celebrate "Thanksgivukkah"
November 15, 2013
This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day - and Chicago families are preparing to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event!
The Ugg-ly debate: A Chicago mom weighs the pros and cons of buying pricey footwear
November 1, 2013
"Everyone else has it" doesn't fly with Sara. So, imagine her own surprise when she caved in and bought her daughter the shoes she coveted.
Book club buddies: Chicago mom devotes more one-on-one time to her middle child
October 18, 2013
As we have more children, it can become increasingly difficult to engage each child individually. Sara Kutliroff found a special way to bond with her middle child after noticing she was often being overlooked.