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

Each filled with Sehr gut food! more

Sep 19, 2017 10:31 AM EAT

Celebrate your endless curiosity. more

Sep 17, 2017 1:38 PM Museums

2017 is the Year of Public Art. more

Sep 13, 2017 9:52 AM City Faves

How to help your kids succeed socially. more

Aug 11, 2017 9:53 AM Education & Workshops

Anyone can join in this game of hide-and-seek. more

Aug 2, 2017 3:15 PM LEARN

Transport yourself to the islands via your taste buds. more

Aug 2, 2017 10:01 AM Restaurant Picks

Six places that will leave you and the kids with lasting memories of a great summer. more

Jul 31, 2017 12:00 AM Sponsored Content

The Blue Whale Challenge is getting more attention in the U.S. as deaths are linked to it more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM General Parenting

Take a playground tour across Chicagoland. more

Jul 14, 2017 10:13 AM Outdoor Fun

Youth triathlons have been gaining in popularity. more

Jul 5, 2017 1:40 PM Health & Fitness

Great year-round, but especially fantastic in the summer. more

Jun 30, 2017 7:16 AM Nature

9 awesome activities and experiences to try. more

Jun 22, 2017 1:02 PM Travel

Looking for an adrenaline rush? more

Jun 21, 2017 12:28 PM PLAY

Live it up on the lake this summer! more

Jun 7, 2017 6:53 PM Outdoor Fun