Amy Bizzarri

Contributor and Blogger

Amy Bizzarri wears many hats: teacher, writer, and most importantly, a mother to two beautiful children, ages 3 and 11. She and her family live on the Near North Side of Chicago and enjoy exploring our city together. Amy also blogs at tiramisumom.com.

Past articles

Back to Reality

Amy Bizzarri preps both her kids and herself for going back to school. Read...

 

Biking the city with kids in tow

With a chorus of "You're crazy" and "Too dangerous" when I talk about biking in Chicago with kids, I put it biking on hold. What a mistake that was. Biking lets you and the kids see Chicago in a whole new way.  Read...

 

A teacher's perspective on back-to-school season

At the end of every summer, steeped in everything us moms do to manage our families, I wonder, with much anxiety: How am I going to do all this <em>and</em> work 40 plus hours per week?  Read...

 

Chicago mom takes on potty training...in Italy

Italian in-laws to the rescue.  Read...

 

My Chicago Family Bucket List

We're making a Chicago family bucket list, i.e. a list of all the things we want to do with our kids before they fly the coop.  Read...

 

Disney World on the cheap for Chicago families

The happiest place on earth comes with a price, but plan ahead and you’ll save a few dollars. Read...

 

Holstein Park: Our "country club" in Chicago

Every June, you'll find our family excitedly counting down the days until our "country club" opens.  Read...

 

How safe are Chicago's streets really?

My son just got a new shiny bike. Am I crazy for letting him ride it around the block alone?  Read...

 

The end of an era: Themed birthday parties

I guess the days of Thomas the Tank Engine and LEGO parties have to end someday. I just thought I had a little more time.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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