Natasha Nicholes


Natasha is 1/6 of the Nicholes clan who live in the heart of the city. She's a mother of four and the wife of a husband she met in 8th grade. These days, instead of dates to the library, she spends her time homeschooling 3/4 of her children while worrying that her older 1/4 is growing up too fast. She also likes fractions, reading, crime shows, sewing, and touring her city. Passionate about being heard, she started blogging when she found out she was having twins. Now she blogs because she's addicted.


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Staff title: Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

Want to try camping but don't like the idea of roughing it? The Forest Preserves of Cook County make it easier than you think at its five campgrounds. more

Jul 17, 2015 8:15 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Despite beliefs to the contrary, Chicago's largest food festival is actually a great place for kids. If you're in the know. more

Jul 8, 2015 8:07 PM Chicago Parent Archives

With a few simple supplies and a little bit of patience, your kids can have customized handmade costumes for Halloween! more

Oct 21, 2014 5:20 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Start your weekend off with an inspiring Vinyasa Flow yoga class underneath the night sky in the Adler’s Grainger Sky Theater. more

Mar 25, 2014 10:27 AM Chicago Parent Archives

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum unveils a new exhibit this weekend that will inspire kids and adults alike to conserve nature. more

Mar 20, 2014 5:04 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Fox TV debuts "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Sunday. To help Chicago families learn more, Adler Planetarium will host chats every Monday as well as create short podcasts of its artifacts. more

Mar 7, 2014 1:00 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Over the weekend, 5,000 educators descended on Chicago for the giant Opening Minds Conference. more

Feb 3, 2014 10:38 AM Chicago Parent Archives

In a fog of sleepless nights with the twins, things get messy when Natasha Nicholes "forgets" to put diapers on her babies before putting them back to bed. more

Oct 14, 2013 10:27 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago mom started out believing the city's Safe Passage program segregates the good schools and neighborhoods from the perceived "bad" ones. But now she's rethinking her opposition to the program. more

Sep 20, 2013 10:15 AM Chicago Parent Archives