Shannan Younger

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

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.


 

E-mail Shannan at [email protected]

Past articles

5 fun and festive holiday events in Naperville

Soak up the magic of the season in Naperville. One of Chicago's largest western suburbs has so much to offer families this holiday. Read...

 

KitchenSurfing makes hosting a dinner party fun and easy

KitchenSurfing is a great company that connects people with local chefs who come cook delicious food at your house, and leave your kitchen spotless. What more can a busy mom want? Read...

 

Going to vote? Why it's a good idea to take your child with you

Every vote matters. Tomorrow is Election Day and a great opportunity to teach your kids about the importance of letting their voice be heard. Read...

 

9 tips for finding the perfect school for your child and family

The school search can be complex and overwhelming. Take these steps to help ensure you find a school that’s a great fit for your child and your family. Read...

 
 
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How to ensure the best learning environment for your hearing-impaired child

By working together, you, the school and your child, along with your audiologist, can create a great educational experience. Read...

 
 

A message of peace: What Chicago parents can learn from Malala and their own kids

Chicago families, and the world, honor Malala Yousufzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Read...

 

Night full of treasures at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre

Chicago's beautiful Auditorium Theatre kicks off its 125th anniversary in grand style. It has plenty of great things in store this year, including its free event Oct. 31: Chicago - A Movie Sing-A-Long & Costume Party.  Read...

 

5 creative ways to get Chicago kids to clean their rooms

Let's face it, most tweens and teens don't want to clean their rooms. But if you're pulling your hair out, try these creative tips to get them motivated. Read...

 

Chicago celebrates Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week. Can you imagine a world without "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Lorax," and "The Diary of Anne Frank?" All were, at one point, banned.  Read...

 
 



 
 
 
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