RSS

Amanda Ortiz

media8803139amandaortizheadshot.jpe

Amanda Ortiz is a full-time working mom to two kids (a teen and a toddler), living in suburban Chicago.  When not searching for a missing sippy cup or trying to solve some major teenage drama, you can find Amanda on her blog, Thoughts from Her, where she writes about family, Midwest family travel, and Chicagoland family-friendly venues.

  

Author Email: amanda@thoughtsfromher.com

Staff title: Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

With the weather and the kids on spring break, it's easy to see why many Chicago parents are longing for a respite from everyday life. Amanda found three easy getaways that will make you feel rejuvenated. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Dinner and a movie is great. A classic even. But every once in a while it's nice to try something new. Enter Date Night at Ignite Glass Studios. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

As wonderful as our city is, it's not easy living here during the winter, but if there's one thing all Chicagoan's know, it's how to survive the cold and dreary winter months. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago is a melting pot of different cultures. Amanda loves her mixed heritage and the hodgepodge of holiday traditions she celebrates with her family. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The safety tips you need to know to ensure your family has a fun Halloween. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The snow and below freezing temperatures will be here before you know it. Amanda Ortiz shares her "bucket list" of family activities to complete before winter comes. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

When did music get so loud anyway? A routine car ride with her teenage daughter left Amanda Ortiz feeling out of touch, uncool and just plain old. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

With the weather and the kids on spring break, it's easy to see why many Chicago parents are longing for a respite from everyday life. Amanda found three easy getaways that will make you feel rejuvenated. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Dinner and a movie is great. A classic even. But every once in a while it's nice to try something new. Enter Date Night at Ignite Glass Studios. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

As wonderful as our city is, it's not easy living here during the winter, but if there's one thing all Chicagoan's know, it's how to survive the cold and dreary winter months. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago is a melting pot of different cultures. Amanda loves her mixed heritage and the hodgepodge of holiday traditions she celebrates with her family. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The safety tips you need to know to ensure your family has a fun Halloween. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The snow and below freezing temperatures will be here before you know it. Amanda Ortiz shares her "bucket list" of family activities to complete before winter comes. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

When did music get so loud anyway? A routine car ride with her teenage daughter left Amanda Ortiz feeling out of touch, uncool and just plain old. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Calendar

Submit Your Event View more