Sara Kutliroff

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

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/

 

E-mail Sara at kutlirs@gmail.com

Past articles

Chicago mom: How to have the sex talk with your kids

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.  Read...

 

Place your bets: Chicago mom says house hunting is like playing roulette

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.  Read...

 

Chicago mom conquers fear of heights on non-traditional family vacation

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?  Read...

 

Chicago mom adventures: Family holiday road trip

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?  Read...

 

Chicago mom debate: Tough love vs. enabling

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.  Read...

 

Chicago families prepare to celebrate "Thanksgivukkah"

This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day - and Chicago families are preparing to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event! Read...

 

The Ugg-ly debate: A Chicago mom weighs the pros and cons of buying pricey footwear

"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. Read...

 

Book club buddies: Chicago mom devotes more one-on-one time to her middle child

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. Read...

 

A letter to firstborns everywhere from a Chicago mom

The oldest child is the first opportunity for parents to learn, well, how to be parents. Sara Kutliroff thanks firstborns everywhere for their patience and hopes they're all not messed up too bad.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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