Alena Murguia


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

Mom: Adrian Peterson let my son down

How does a parent help their child when news breaks about their hero allegedly beating a child? Read...


Travel Europe without leaving the Midwest

Even if your budget won't let you cross the ocean this summer to visit the real Europe, there are plenty of places nearby to experience other countries. Read...


Best indoor amusement parks in Chicago and the suburbs

We put Chicagoland's indoor amusement parks to our very scientific "fun test" and these are our five favorites. So grab some cotton candy and keep summer alive at one of these fun destinations.  Read...


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