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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Chicago dog owners: Take heed
May 24, 2011
Today is the day I throw off the yoke of dog oppression and proudly declare that I get to protect my daughter and me and not feel like a animal-hating, fur-wearing dog hater.
Sheer hair genius for Chicago moms, dads, guys and gals
May 19, 2011
Senior stylist Violetta DiCristofano of Chicago's Marianne Strokirk Salon shares her secrets for spring cuts for the whole family (turns out "the Justin Beiber" is still in!)
Is marriage making us prude?
May 9, 2011
We know the color, density and velocity of our children's vomit, can give a line-by-line recitation of tense conversations with our in-laws, and even share our greatest fears about being swallowed up by marriage and parenthood. But my friends and I never talk about sex.
Chicago families in bloom: events and more to spruce up your spring
May 3, 2011
April showers bring May flowers! With all the curl-up-on-the-couch weather mostly (we hope!) behind us, we are celebrating the warmth and sunshine, Families in the Loop style.
The Permanently On-Call Mom - and why you shouldn't feel bad for me that my husband travels (a ton)
April 26, 2011
After years of hubby hitting the road from Monday to Friday, I’ve got a few solid reasons why this situation has its benefits. Two words: remote control.
When it comes to our friends, is honesty always the best policy?
April 19, 2011
Whether it’s an a ill-fitting dress, a dysfunctional relationship, a child who won’t stop hitting, a poor career decision…when is honesty the best policy?
A parents' guide to Chicago's parking meters
April 14, 2011
Whoever designed Chicago's pay-to-park box system has never traveled with young kids
A trip to New York City makes me wonder: Are we "soft" parents?
April 8, 2011
As my daughter and I elbowed our way through the bustling streets of Manhattan, I found myself asking: Am I properly preparing my child for her future?
Making sense of CPS: Chicago schools admission season in full swing
March 30, 2011
No matter how much you tell yourself it doesn't matter, when anything but an acceptance letter arrives, your first desperate thought is: What now?
Meeting the Bloggers: Wendy and Jamie
March 8, 2011
You, the fabulous and devoted readers of Chicago Parent, are just like us: parents on a mission to make Chicago a perfect place to raise a family.