Shannan Younger


Shannan Younger is a writer and recovering attorney living in the western suburbs of Chicago. Her husband is tad bit more tolerant of her bad jokes than her teen daughter. Raising adolescents isn't easy, but it can be a ton of fun, especially in and around Chicago. She blogs at and ChicagoNow. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @ShannanYounger.

See a film for a dollar? Yes, please! more

May 26, 2017 5:05 AM PLAY

12 productions offer something for everyone. more

Nov 9, 2016 5:59 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Without paying for theater tickets. more

Sep 14, 2016 1:51 PM Arts & Culture

Give the best season in Chicago a proper send-off. more

Aug 30, 2016 2:17 PM Nature

There's plenty to learn during the competition. more

Aug 3, 2016 1:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Blogger series: How would you spend the perfect summer Sunday? more

Jul 15, 2016 4:11 PM Neighborhood Guides

Seeing parents read has a big impact on kids. more

Jul 6, 2016 3:25 PM Education & Workshops

Plus, educational activities to go along with them. more

Jun 1, 2016 8:17 PM Arts & Culture

Honoring those who died in service to our country. more

May 24, 2016 8:32 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Summer is a great time to fall in love with books. more

May 11, 2016 2:44 PM Indoor Fun

“He who plants a tree plants a hope.” – Lucy Larcom more

Apr 27, 2016 2:02 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age. more

Mar 21, 2016 5:59 PM Travel

Macarons are about as close as it gets to the perfect treat. more

Mar 16, 2018 10:07 AM Sweet Treats

Nature and Southern hospitality score high with families. more

Mar 13, 2018 10:03 AM Travel

53 terms and what they mean. more

Feb 28, 2018 10:02 AM General Parenting

New 3-D board game, Ship of Dreams, is flying off the shelves at Target. more

Feb 20, 2018 11:27 AM Stuff We Love

Celebrate the Year of the Dog. more

Feb 12, 2018 11:23 AM Holiday Fun

From math to reading to teamwork, kids can learn about more than hockey on a Chicago Wolves game. more

Feb 4, 2018 12:00 AM Sponsored Content

Dive into learning about these fascinating creatures. more

Jan 17, 2018 11:40 AM Museums


Photo provided by Elgin Academy

Helping children become both good students and good people is more important than ever. more

Jan 12, 2018 2:02 PM Sponsored Content

A day to honor the civil rights crusader. more

Jan 12, 2018 6:00 AM Holiday Fun

Brr, it's cold out there! more

Jan 3, 2018 9:36 AM City Faves

Chicago Wolves games are family fun without breaking the family budget, but there's so much more that families will love. more

Jan 2, 2018 6:00 AM Sponsored Content


Photo courtesy of Northside Catholic Academy

In the Chicago area, private schools are leading the way when it comes to mindfully using technology in the classroom. more

Jan 1, 2018 12:00 AM Sponsored Content

A parenting shift is needed. more

Dec 30, 2017 3:16 PM General Parenting

Two weeks can stretch on and on with bored kids. more

Dec 20, 2017 10:17 AM PLAY


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