Kelly James-Enger

Contributor

Kelly James-Enger escaped from the law in 1997 to launch a fulltime freelance writing career. Since then, the former attorney has written eight books (including the Chicago-based "chick lit" novels, Did you Get the Vibe? and White Bikini Panties) and hundreds of magazine articles. She's also a popular speaker on topics ranging from health and wellness to goal-setting and stress management, and is an ACE-certified personal trainer.

But most importantly, she is the luckiest mommy in the world to Ryan and Haley. Her husband, Erik, and their golden retriever, Sugar Cookie, round out their Downers Grove-based family.

Past articles

Haha yourself healthy: The surprising facts about laughter and your health

Blood pressure, immune system, and overall feeling of well-being can all be boosted with a quick giggle. So give it a try: Laugh yourself healthy! Read...

 

Will technology toys make your preschooler smarter?

Visit any toy store and you’ll find a dizzying array of technology toys that claim to teach kids the skills they’ll need to excel in school. But we have to ask: Do they work? Read...

 

The perils of perfectionism

Pushing yourself to be perfect can set you up for failure and even hurt your kids in the process.  Read...

 

You can't avoid social media, so you might as well join it

Whether you’re just getting the hang of Facebook or have your own Twitter account, chances are you’re using some kind of social media. That’s part of life—and parenting—today.  Read...

 

Sending the right message is all about body language

Facial expressions, gestures, and even your hairstyle contribute to body language and impact what people think of you and how they respond to you. Read...

 

10 ways to handle the holidays like a pro

Skip the stress this holiday season -- we'll tell you how.  Read...

 

Lower your breast cancer risk in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s - and beyond

One in seven women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. But there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of getting sick -- and catch it early if you do.  Read...

 

5 friends every mom needs

Pals play an important role in a parent’s life. But as any new parent knows, it's easy to forget about yourself when there's a baby in the picture. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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