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

Family dining at Chalkboard

Alena Murguia finds that good food can be appealing to her kids, with a visit to Chalkboard. Read...

 

Undiscovered Worlds at Adler Planetarium

Alena Murguia's kids have discovered space at the new Adler show. Read...

 

Luxurious hotels perfect for families

Bask in the lap of luxury--with kids--in Chicago. Read...

 

A short shot at Shakespeare

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents this introduction to the Bard. The 75-minute version gets down to the essence of The Taming of the Shrew, with language that's a little more accessible. 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...

 

Old Oak Tap is hip, friendly and delicious

Alena Murguia's monthly restaurant review takes a bite out of a Ukrainian Village hot spot. Read...

 

Trampoline courts send kids Sky High

Sky High Sports in Naperville has kids flipping out. Read...

 

Drop-in classes at the Lillstreet Art Center

The Lillstreet Art Center in the Ravenswood neighborhood offers creative fun for hours - for parents and kids. Read...

 

3 escapes from winter blahs

Alena Murguia's recommendations for three fun, indoor things to do with your children Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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