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Although she'd like to be taller and have more time to dive into good books, Shannan is awfully happy with her life in the western suburbs, where she moved after a decade of living on the north side of the city. She blogs about parenting a tween at Tween Us on ChicagoNow and at Families in the Loop and was honored to be in the 2013 Chicago cast of Listen to Your Mother. A recovering attorney who works at a small nonprofit, she was excited to be quoted by the BBC, but hoping that they come back again soon to talk about something other than Justin Bieber.
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Chicago mom: How to cope when your ex has the kids on a holiday
November 22, 2013
Most of us can't imagine being away from our kids during the holidays. But it's the reality for many parents who are separated or divorced. One Chicago mom shares the different ways she copes.
Chicago mom: Monitoring tweens online is exhausting but necessary
November 8, 2013
New social media sites are popping up all the time. It's becoming more and more important for parents to take the time to learn about these websites to protect their kids.
When tragedy strikes one Chicago mom longs for simpler times
October 25, 2013
Shannan Younger is having a difficult time explaining senseless acts of school violence to her tween daughter, because she cannot fully comprehend them herself.
Chicago mom: Why Amy Poehler is a great role model for smart girls
October 11, 2013
Shannan Younger has found the perfect role model . . . for herself and for her daughter: Amy Poehler! She shares how the actress and comedienne is helping girls and women everywhere embrace their inner smart girl.
Chicago mom: Annual apple picking trip is a beloved family tradition
October 1, 2013
Many things change as our kids grow up. Shannan Younger's annual apple picking trip with her daughter is one tradition that she's holding on to as long as she can.
Former city mom finds life in Chicago's suburbs surprisingly great
September 19, 2013
Shannan Younger thought moving to the suburbs meant giving up many of the things she loved about city living. She couldn't have been more wrong.