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

A Q&A with co-founder Sarah Michelle Gellar. more

Nov 13, 2017 2:37 PM Sweet Treats

The starting point for meaningful conversations with your kids. more

Nov 10, 2017 9:31 AM Museums

Whether you're decorating a nursery or updating the family room. more

Nov 9, 2017 11:27 AM Stuff We Love

A lot of heart and soul goes into planning parties, but there are a few things parents might overlook. more

Nov 9, 2017 10:09 AM General Parenting

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin more

Nov 8, 2017 9:35 AM Arts & Culture

Just add popcorn. more

Nov 6, 2017 12:10 PM Holiday Fun

Pie and playtime = a win-win! more

Oct 30, 2017 6:00 AM Neighborhood Guides

Top shops to celebrate National Chocolate Day. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:22 AM Sweet Treats

Get outside and explore. more

Oct 11, 2017 9:53 AM Nature

The hay-filled figures are synonymous with fall. more

Sep 27, 2017 6:00 AM , Fairs & Fests

See art, paint art and dance with art! more

Sep 26, 2017 9:54 AM Museums

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