Sassy, sincere and super-duper smart, Wendy Widom brings heart in her quest to connect Chicago families. When Wendy's not coffeeshop-hopping for meetings with local business leaders, she's reliving her Peace Corps days in Poland at a buffet on Milwaukee Avenue, dancing to the Lion King Broadway soundtrack with her hubby and daughter, watching bad reality TV on the elliptical, or walking along Lake Michigan at sunset. Prior to Mom-ville, Wendy earned a BA from the University of Florida and a MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.Wendy are members of the ChiTown Parent blog team.Read more from this blog
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Should moms be financially dependent on their spouses?
April 30, 2012
Wendy Widom asks: Wouldn't it be nice if we transformed a tired debate about working vs. staying at home into a constructive conversation about how women across the mommy spectrum do not have the support they need?
April 9, 2012
Wendy Widom wonders why we always have to take vacations with our kids? Is there time in your life for one-on-one with your spouse?
Join Chicago's Biggest Family Party of the Year: FITL's Spring Fling
March 19, 2012
Families in the Loop Brunch & Boogie series celebrates everything spring. Join them on March 25 for a party that's as fun for parents as it is for tots.
Enjoy a Big Belly Laugh on Saturdays at iO's Story Town
January 26, 2012
Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday morning in the city? iO's improv for kids, Story Town, is always funny and ever changing.
When kids and music don't mix
January 4, 2012
Wendy Widom is listening closely to lyrics these days. And she's not sure she wants her daughter to do the same.
Yes, We’re the Band-Aid Generation
December 14, 2011
Wendy Widom wonders what her generation - the generation now raising small children - is doing to inspire people and change the world.
Holiday shopping made easy
November 28, 2011
Families in the Loop posts their holiday gift guide.
Putting the “Give” in Thanksgiving
November 20, 2011
Wendy Widom and Jamie Fishman with a list of what you and your family can do to give back.
Oprah, Me, and a Big Life Lesson
November 1, 2011
Jamie Fishman puts her life in perspective, with a little help from the queen of television.
Make outs and music for the marrieds
October 18, 2011
Wendy Widom finds the music to put the make out back in her marriage.