Tamara L. O'Shaughnessy
When Tamara L. O'Shaughnessy tells moms and dads she's editor at Chicago Parent, they often remark that she must be the perfect parent. She's not. Not even close. What she is, though, is a mom who loves her three kids, Marty, Arlee and Zoe, so intensely it sometimes makes her heart hurt. She also loves putting out a magazine full of tips, articles and resources that helps other moms and dads. O'Shaughnessy spent 21 years working in daily newspapers, before joining Chicago Parent six years ago. Like so many parents, she struggles to keep work, home life with husband Bob and three very busy kids' activities in balance without losing her mind. Some days, she's successful; some days, not so much.
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Special needs resource fair set for Feb. 10 in Chicago
January 11, 2013
Families touched by special needs can find resources and information all in one place at the annual NPN Developmental Differences Resources Fair. Chicago Parent is one of the sponsors.
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Chicago Parent has a new look and fresher content in print and on your tablet.
Weekend family getaway to Fort Wayne
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One visit will add this Indiana city to your family's list of favorite weekend escapes.
A safe place to play and learn
June 11, 2012
The new Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center opens this weekend, bringing one Chicago community a much needed place to play and learn.
Easter Seals opens autism clinic
April 30, 2012
As autism numbers continue to climb, Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region see new clinic as a way to reach younger children sooner
Deerfield's Wonder! shuts its doors
February 20, 2012
Mega-store destination for kids and parents in Deerfield says it needs to restructure, but is hopeful the concept behind Wonder! can be preserved.
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February 20, 2012
Three moms share what they've learned to help others
Mummies on the loose at Field Museum
January 23, 2012
The Field Museum is opening its vault to show off mummies that haven't been on public view since the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.
Fever? ZocDoc can help
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A new online service allows you to get a doctor's appointment anytime you want - even in the middle of the night.
Family: Danny making a real difference for others
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