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 shan910@ymail.com

Past articles

Chicago mom resolves to be kinder to herself in 2014

The line between being able to laugh at your shortcomings and being overly critical of yourself is a fine one to walk.  Read...

 

Chicago mom fail: A cautionary tale of charitable giving

Shannan meant well when she and her daughter delivered a bag of toys to a local children's hospital. Unfortunately - but also hilariously - things didn't turn out exactly as she planned. Read...

 

Chicago mom: Female friendships are complex, intense and important

A new book (featuring two Chicago Parent bloggers!) explores how female friends have navigated motherhood, loss, maintaining adult friendships and more.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: How to cope when your ex has the kids on a holiday

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.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: Monitoring tweens online is exhausting but necessary

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.  Read...

 

When tragedy strikes one Chicago mom longs for simpler times

Shannan Younger is having a difficult time explaining senseless acts of school violence to her tween daughter, because she cannot fully comprehend them herself.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: Why Amy Poehler is a great role model for smart girls

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.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: Annual apple picking trip is a beloved family tradition

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. Read...

 

Former city mom finds life in Chicago's suburbs surprisingly great

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.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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