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Sarah was a lawyer in her former life, but left that behind when she became a mom. Now she spends her days with three energetic young boys. Not content to stay home, Sarah and her family adventure throughout the Chicago area and she blogs about their experiences at Toddling Around Chicagoland. She fantasizes about having free time to sew or read and has a full-blown addiction to frozen cola beverages.
A Chicago mom’s experience with Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
January 27, 2014
Most new moms know to watch for signs of postpartum depression, but a new study by Northwestern University says moms also might suffer from postpartum OCD.
Chicago mom shares her favorite book of all time
January 15, 2014
"Oh, The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss has become an inspirational manual for life, for Sarah and countless others.
Travel tips for Chicago families hitting the road this holiday
December 16, 2013
No matter how far you have to travel for Christmas celebrations with family and friends, it helps to be extra prepared when you have kids. Check out these tried and true tips for peaceful driving.
A Chicago mom's simple, magical Christmas to-do list
December 6, 2013
Sarah knows how magical the holidays were for her as a little girl and she's determined to create the same wonder and whimsy for her kids.
Should parenting decisions be made out of fear for kids?
November 18, 2013
No parent wants their child teased, but Sarah Parisi wonders where to draw the line in letting kids be themselves.
Chicago mom reflects on a life perfectly lived
November 4, 2013
Sarah Parisi's parents always told her she could grow up to be anything she wanted to be. She wants to be Gramma Lu.
My three sons: Chicago mom learns to appreciate a house full of boys
October 21, 2013
As a mom of boys, Sarah Parisi shares some of the upsides. Moms of boys can relate, while moms of girls might be a little jealous right now.
Chicago mom shares adventures in teenage babysitting
September 16, 2013
Everyone has moments when they don't feel like being "the mom." That's when one Chicago mom turns her kids over to "the Teenage Babysitter."