Heather Earnhart

Blogger, Parent Panelist

Heather is just an ordinary mom trying to make her kids' lives extraordinary. She plays dolls and trains, grows vegetables on the deck, and tries to soak in every moment with her family. She does chalk and bubbles on the building stoop, chases pigeons and watches squirrels. She goes to libraries, museums and kiddy classes.  She loves to attend, and often performs classical music concerts herself. She builds sand castles at the beach, and has sore arms from pushing playground swings. She has a love/hate relationship with the CTA. She eats her way around the world in the melting pot of Chicago and loves to cook. She used to drive a double stroller, but has finally upgraded to a car. If you're lucky, she'll share all her secrets about Uptown, the most diverse neighborhood in the city.

Past articles

One CPS mom's response to the announced Chicago school closings

This has been the most depressing spring break ever. My son's school is closing. Read...

 

Chicago Park District registration day success

What makes some city moms happy? Getting the classes they want when the park district opens online registration. Read...

 

Winter in Chicago: Please, Phil, be right

Heather Earnhart kicks off the return of our ChiTown Parent blog, a compiliation of thoughts from city parents living the dream. Read...

 

March Madness and the Race to Nowhere

Heather Earnhart is outraged at our education system's emphasis on quantity versus quality. And she is encouraging parents to do something about it. Read...

 

Watching our turkey grow

Heather Earnhart is thankful for the opportunity to teach her kids where turkeys (and other food) comes from - the farm. Read...

 

What back-to-school really means

Sure there's sadness when the kids leave for school, but all that is erased when you think about all the things you can finally do ... such as peeing in private. Read...

 

Turning forty ... forever

I finally turned 40, and now I find myself wondering about what I want for my children in the next 10 years, what life will look like at 50, and what to wear now that I've reached the big four-o? Read...

 

Chicago school says: “No kids allowed” at graduation: Huh?

It never crossed my mind to ask if my 3-year old would be allowed to attend his sister's kindergarten graduation. Boy, was that a bad move.  Read...

 

Parents as "potty mouths": Watching my language around the kids

If his reputation as a Potty Mouth is well-earned, I wonder how Mayor Emanuel talks around his kids. What about you? Do you watch your language around your kids? Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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