Wendy Widom


Sassy, sincere and super-duper smart, Wendy Widom bringsheart in her quest to connect Chicago families. When Wendy'snot coffeeshop-hopping for meetings with local business leaders,she's reliving her Peace Corps days in Poland at a buffet onMilwaukee Avenue, dancing to the Lion King Broadway soundtrack withher hubby and daughter, watching bad reality TV on the elliptical,or walking along Lake Michigan at sunset.  Prior to Mom-ville,Wendy earned a BA from the University of Florida and a MA inOrganizational Psychology from Columbia University.

Author Email: [email protected]

Staff title: Bloggers

Five ideas to try this week to have your best Valentine's Day ever -- while keeping the flames hot between the sheets more

Feb 12, 2014 10:12 AM General Parenting

Wendy Widom asks: Wouldn't it be nice if we transformed a tired debate about working vs. staying at home into a constructive conversation about how women across the mommy spectrum do not have the support they need? more

Apr 30, 2012 4:08 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Wendy Widom wonders why we always have to take vacations with our kids? Is there time in your life for one-on-one with your spouse? more

Apr 9, 2012 12:17 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Families in the Loop Brunch & Boogie series celebrates everything spring. Join them on March 25 for a party that's as fun for parents as it is for tots. more

Mar 19, 2012 2:44 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday morning in the city? iO's improv for kids, Story Town, is always funny and ever changing. more

Jan 26, 2012 2:59 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Wendy Widom is listening closely to lyrics these days. And she's not sure she wants her daughter to do the same. more

Jan 4, 2012 10:47 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Wendy Widom wonders what her generation - the generation now raising small children - is doing to inspire people and change the world. more

Dec 14, 2011 12:43 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Families in the Loop posts their holiday gift guide. more

Nov 28, 2011 5:22 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Wendy Widom and Jamie Fishman with a list of what you and your family can do to give back. more

Nov 20, 2011 9:50 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Jamie Fishman puts her life in perspective, with a little help from the queen of television. more

Nov 1, 2011 10:34 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Wendy Widom finds the music to put the make out back in her marriage. more

Oct 18, 2011 11:11 AM Chicago Parent Archives

FITL is going post-partisan this month, with stories from parents about how they thrive despite the rancor permeating the zeitgeist. more

Oct 4, 2011 12:11 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Jamie Fishman wonders how a simple question like "What would you like to wear today?" could ignite such passion in her 4-year old daughter. more

Sep 26, 2011 11:43 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Wendy Widom takes a look at how she measures up as a mom. more

Sep 12, 2011 2:20 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Families in the Loop is jumping right into autumn. more

Sep 2, 2011 1:14 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Going Green isn't all or nothing. Do what you can. Avoid the stress. The Green Mama tells you how. more

Aug 26, 2011 10:32 AM Chicago Parent Archives

It has been a long, hot summer. (Really, Chicagoans, do we need to mention record-breaking, 90+ heat?) When we’re not strolling the city streets, sweat creeping into zones sweat was not meant to go, we're looking for cool places to hang with the kids and have some fun. more

Aug 5, 2011 2:34 PM Chicago Parent Archives

For us parents, that's what it's all about – dreaming big for our kids and, guess what, for ourselves, too! That's why the August theme at Families in the Loop has to be ... "DREAM ON." more

Aug 3, 2011 11:23 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Is it just us, or does it seem hard to believe it’s July already? more

Jul 8, 2011 10:30 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Those commercials with princess breakfasts and Mickey hugs make Disney World look so magical. Well, magic my tush. more

Jun 15, 2011 9:29 AM Chicago Parent Archives