Tamara L. O'Shaughnessy

Editor

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.

E-mail Tamara at tamara@chicagoparent.com

Past articles

Parenting coach Eirene Heidelberger gives Chicago moms more "me" time

Our Mom of the Month is Eirene Heidelberger, who founded GIT mom, a coaching firm to help parents "get it together".  Read...

 

Chicago mom nominated as 2013 Military Spouse of the Year

Our Mom of the Month, Kelsey Liverpool, created a non-profit to teach and empower kids in military families.  Read...

 

Chicago celebrity violinist on parenting and lullabies

First-time mom Rachel Barton Pine talks about life as a parent and a professional musician, and her new CD of violin lullabies.  Read...

 
 

Chicago mom and novelist Thea Goodman talks about the transition to parenthood

Our Mom of the Month dishes on parenting in Chicago, sleep deprivation and more. Read...

 

Hard Rock Hotel offers families a real Chicago vibe

Rock out at this hotel, perfect for families thanks to a central location and helpful staff.  Read...

 

Chicago nature museum creates program for special needs

Breakfast with the Butterflies program gives families an opportunity to connect with nature in a unique setting. Read...

 

Mom of the Month: Lindsay Gaskins, CEO of Marbles: The Brain Store

We spoke with Lindsay Gaskins about her parenting style and being a gay family in Chicago. Read...

 

Mom of the Month: Shannon Guernsey Coulter

This Naperville mom is an author and creator of a seven-book series and activity website for kids.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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