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Ryan Salzwedel

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Ryan currently lives in Uptown with his wife, Pascale and 5 yearold son, Leo and works in Chicago as an actor and on-air host. Hisparenting philosophy is something along the lines of: "Play dumb,so when the fit hits the shan, you have no accountability." He alsolives by the "Gladiator code" of either thumbs up or thumbs down.When not working or parenting he spends his time reading books thathave lots of pictures and lifting very heavy objects at the gym. Heenjoys a good cup of coffee and cheesy 80s and 90s music. He grewup a Bears fan in a Packer household and stays out of the Cubs/Soxrivalries unless it there's a free beer in it for him. More funstuff on Ryan can be found anytime a ryansalzwedel.com.

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Staff title: Blogger, Parent Panelist

Kids will love watching the cooks in the window display along Wilson Avenue. Moms and dads will love the reasonably priced bread, plus unique cheese options and pâtés. more

Jun 29, 2012 11:56 AM Restaurant Picks

Ryan Salzwedel with the argument for why parents should raise kids in the city. more

Apr 23, 2012 12:17 PM Babies

Ryan Salzwedel hasn't been able to get into the Christmas spirit. But he's trying. He's REALLY trying. more

Dec 13, 2011 10:54 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Ryan Salzwedel has taken a different approach to being thankful since the economy tumbled. more

Nov 20, 2011 9:17 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Ryan Salzwedel is suddenly seeing images he saw before in a whole new light. more

Oct 25, 2011 11:55 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Ryan Salzwedel muses over setting up homework routines - and learning how much "help" parents should give. more

Sep 19, 2011 2:30 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Ryan Salzwedel lets go of preconceived notions about boys and gymnastics. more

Aug 29, 2011 2:00 PM Chicago Parent Archives

My son is addicted to ice cream. And so with much fanfare and jubilation we welcomed "The Purple Cow" to our neighborhood. more

Jul 18, 2011 1:44 PM Chicago Parent Archives

At first, the combination of recommendation from one of our "single friends," its Andersonville location, and the word “Mista” conjured up images of white tablecloths, wine glasses, and evil stares from non-breeders. But Mista is a cozy, unpretentious and affordable spot for a family dinner. more

May 31, 2011 9:45 AM Chicago Parent Archives

A $20 family breakfast, free parking and all the "24-hour diner" ambience you can handle. more

May 23, 2011 10:17 AM Chicago Parent Archives

It's a beautiful Saturday morning and Leo has just pounded down his "Horizons Organic Low-Fat Vanilla Milk" and is polishing off his three mini doughnuts when a thought occurs to me: he has never known a world without a "Starbucks" on every other corner. more

May 9, 2011 11:43 AM Chicago Parent Archives

The finer side of dining, packed up to-go. At least the only tablecloths your kids ruins are your own. more

May 5, 2011 1:22 PM Chicago Parent Archives

We're in Europe right now, and it's great. But it is NOT Chicago. more

Apr 20, 2011 4:08 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Spring for us this year mean lots of travel - our 5-year-old is already "packing his wallet" to "buy some stuff" in Paris. more

Apr 13, 2011 2:21 PM Chicago Parent Archives

My son and I got our skateboards as part of my plan to age as ungracefully as possible. It's been a fun three years on the board with Leo. more

Apr 6, 2011 12:03 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Every Friday, the same thing. It's like my life is going to pass me by while I am filtering the cream cheese out of my crab rangoon. more

Mar 30, 2011 10:33 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Get to know Ryan, an Uptown dad and actor and who's anxiously awaiting a brighter day in his 'hood. more

Mar 13, 2011 10:52 PM Chicago Parent Archives