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When was the last time you read a book?

Four simple ways to find time to read this summer.

8 creative ways to beat summer brain drain in Chicago

Mix fun with learning this summer and you'll be sure to beat summer brain drain!

All children matter: Chicago mom joins the movement to #BringBackOurGirls

200 girls stolen in Nigeria, kids shot down in Chicago streets; one thing is clear to Laila: it all must stop.

Plant the seed: Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

Laila is participating in Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day in hopes of showing her son how to balance the pressures of career and family.

Lend a helping hand: 5 ways for Chicago families to give back

Overwhelmed by all the devastation both locally and around the world, Laila decided to find ways to help where she can. Will you follow her lead?

Chicago mom reflects on her own technology use

Teens aren't the only ones who can be too attached to social media. Sometimes moms need to leave the screen and enjoy their family moments.

Chicago mom: How single parents can enjoy Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day isn't just for couples. Single parents can enjoy the day just as much with these suggestions from Laila.

Chicago mom: Rainbow Looms are for boys, too

Popular Rainbow Looms are the coolest accessory for kids right now. Girls love them, and boys do too!

Chicago mom remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday is very special to Laila, and there are certain things she wants to teach her son about the Southern preacher with a dream.

Chicago mom: There’s value in our kids learning about different religions

Laila wants her son to grow up with a certain respect and understanding of different religions. She shares tips on how other families can approach interfaith dialogue.
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