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Courtney Everette

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What happens when you pluck an overachieving, nerdy gal from herthree jobs and two-hour daily commute and plop her in the house allday?  You get a restless mama who reads everything, spendshours trying to perfect her new domestic callings and is willing totry just about anything with her little guy.

Courtney is originally from Chicago's far south side and afterwandering in the desert of Missouri, Kansas and Michigan, came backto Chicago in 2003 to pursue a graduate degree in clinical childpsychology at DePaul University.  She's lived in Edgewater,South Shore and Washington Park neighborhoods before settling inWoodlawn, where she now lives with her computer geek husband,Tre, and 16-month-old son, Dru.

Author Email: courtney.everette@gmail.com

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With the help of an adorable size 2T jersey and the uneven thuds of toddler feet stampeding towards the goal, I became a full fledged member of the soccer mom squad. Read more

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Last weekend we managed to knock an item off of our summer bucket list: our first outdoor summer festival! Read more

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My son is not a happy car rider. And our car - with no DVD player or entertainment console - doesn't help. Read more

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When I’ve had a bad momming day, being able to say, “well, at least I don’t do THAT” brings a brief moment of relief from the constant uncertainty of whether I’m playing this parenting game the right way. But that doesn't make it right. It's too easy to judge. Read more

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We chose to raise our son in Woodlawn because we care deeply about the community, and Tuesday's election reminds me that not everyone does. Read more

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Yeah, that’s right. I spent four hours making something my kid is going to intentionally poop in. That’s dedication. Read more

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Get to know Courtney, whose coming plans include making cloth diapers, introducing her 17-month-old to soccer and (gasp!) turning 30. Read more

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