On any given weekend, Selena Kohng can be found with her husband and two boys (5, the brains, and 3, the brawn) maximizing their time in the city on a mini budget: chowing down biryani at Ghareeb Nawaz, scouring vintage finds at an estate sale, or oohing and aahing at the Chick Hatchery at MSI. A Chicago native, Selena has lived in Albany Park, Lakeview, Old Irving, and Avondale before settling in Sauganash (for now). She is a freelance writer for websites like Home and Garden Ideas and Yellow Brick Road among others, but spends most of her time trying to figure out this whole mom thing. Selena also blogs at How About Cookie.Selena is a member of the ChiTown Parent blog team. Read more from this blog.Read more from this blog
A Chicago Public Schools strike then and now
September 12, 2012
One mom's take on the CPS strike and what's at stake.
When baby makes 5, how do you cope?
May 23, 2012
Blogger Selena Kohng is back, five months after the birth of her third child. She's wondering how other families cope with having three children.
Chicago mom: MIdwife for me for baby #3
July 21, 2011
I'm using a midwife for baby #3. I feel scared sometimes, yes, and even a little crazy, but empowered and excited to be taking a different path on this familiar journey.
Our neighbors to the north: an unofficial visitor's guide to Lincolnwood in Chicago
June 28, 2011
I've found myself spending time in Lincolnwood a lot these days - and not by accident. Here are some ways to get to know this friendly neighbor to the north.
What to expect when you weren't expecting
June 6, 2011
It’s funny that "someday" has a knack for showing up when I don’t feel ready—when I’m just getting the hang of juggling two kids.
Dear Whole Foods: Chicago mom gets a few things off her chest
April 19, 2011
Every time I walk into my Whole Foods, I feel like a minor in a liquor store: Surrounded by stuff I shouldn’t have access to, and trying to act like I know what I'm doing.
Summer in Chicago: What are you looking forward to?
April 13, 2011
Just when you think you can't bear to spend another winter in this city, summer comes along and makes it all worth it. Here's what I can't wait for.
Go (north)west, young man: The best spots on Chicago's northwest side for kids and families
March 29, 2011
Chicago's northwest side is the wallflower of the urban parent world: unassuming and not necessarily dressed to impress, but totally cool in its own right.
Meeting the Bloggers: Selena
March 10, 2011
Meet Selena, a Sauganash mom to two boys ("the brain" and "the brawn") who loves bargain-hunting, her iPad and her little corner of the city.