Alena Murguia

Contributor

Alena Murguia has literally grown up at Chicago Parent and its parent company, Wednesday Journal, Inc. Starting as a teenager, she has worked in almost every department on both the newspaper and magazine sides, from Reception to Sales to Editorial. As the active mother of three boys, she is proud to continue her involvement with the magazine by working both as a contributing writer and as the "Maker of the Plan" for every issue. (That beautiful ad placement? All Alena). Her mission as a mom and as a writer is to seek out every treasure the Chicagoland area has to offer. With the help of her husband and sons, she is determined to explore them all.

You can Twitter Alena @AlenaMurguia. Or check out her blog: alenaslife.

Past articles

Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to Chicago

The show will be the premiere performance in the theater's first permanent home. Read...

 

Beauty and the Beast: A perfect story told by Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater uses outstanding voices, swift choreography, dynamic costumes and computer-animated graphics to bring the enchanted world of Belle and Beast to life. Read...

 

Palmer House with the family

Taking your family for an overnight at the Palmer House is like walking through history - with all the modern amenities and technology. Read...

 

Freshii restaurants are fun and inexpensive

Alena Murguia discovers Freshii - fast, healthy food. Read...

 

Enter your kids in the Little Boots Rodeo

You don't have to know how to ride a horse to compete in the Little Boots Rodeo in Elk Grove Village Read...

 

Three places to brunch in Chicago

When Alena Murguia thinks Mother's Day, she thinks brunch. Here are three spots perfect for brunch on Mother's Day or any other weekend. Read...

 

Mother/Daughter manicures at Rock Candy Salon

Rock Candy Salon caters to kids (and their moms) Read...

 

Nookies signs on to Healthy Fare for Kids

Our "Good to Go" writer, Alena Murguia, is thrilled to bring her kids to a restaurant that serves healthy food, as part of the Healthy Fare for Kids program. Read...

 

3 Chicago Gardens

Spring has sprung early, which means that the Garfield Park Conservatory, the Lurie Garden and the Chicago Botanic Garden are overflowing with feasts for the eyes. Read...

 
 



 
 
 
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