Laura Amann

Contributor

Laura Amann is a freelance writer living in Elmhurst. She grew up in the Chicago suburbs but moved away and worked for ten years in the publishing industry. She returned here after the birth of her first child and considers the Chicagoland area the best place to raise a family. She and her husband have four children, two dogs, one hamster, one gecko, two fish and a wacky water frog named Skipper.

Past articles

New Year's traditions for Chicago families

We asked some Chicago area families for their ideas on creating rituals and traditions that spark memories and enthusiasm. Read...

 

Are you ready for the sex talk?

Children today are exposed to more graphic sexual images and innuendos at a much younger age, making it more important than ever that they learn the facts correctly. Research overwhelming shows that, despite their vehement eye-rolling, kids want and need that information to come from their parents. Read...

 

Next-baby showers

Not sure what to get the mom expecting baby two, three or four? We've got you covered. Read...

 

Paying for good grades Chicago Parents weigh in

Should you pay kids for excelling in school or sports?  Read...

 

How to help ease back-to-school jitters

First-day jitters are understandable, but sometimes they can turn into the shakes and before you know it, your child is worked into a worrying frenzy. Stop anxiety before it starts with these five tips.  Read...

 

Your guide to the ultimate summer sleepover in Chicago

Stock some extra pillows, grab some Tylenol and get a head start with these tested tips for surviving a pre-teen sleepover.  Read...

 

How to help your child start a pet sitting business in Chicago

If your child is itching to make some money this summer but isn't ready to babysit or run the lawn mower, consider pet-sitting. Here's how to get started. Read...

 

Siblings sharing a room is making a comeback

Due to the economy or just a desire to downsize and live smarter, kids are starting to share rooms again. Here's how to make it work.  Read...

 

How to get siblings to get along: 8 tips to do the trick

How do we actually raise siblings who get along, those mysterious brothers and sisters who enjoy being together and have each other’s back? Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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