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Laila is the creator of Only Laila, a site dedicated to sharing simple solutions for single and working moms.  Laila uses her site - recently named by Red Tricycle as one of the Top Chicago Mom Blogs - to share her own experiences as a single mom as well as lifestyle tips for working parents. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her son and his Legos.

  

Author Email: laila@onlylaila.com

Staff title: Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

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

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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. Read more

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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? Read more

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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. Read more

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

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Did you factor in how society would perceive your child's name before you chose it? Read more

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Do we sign our kids up for multiple activities for their benefit, or so we can have bragging rights? Read more

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How can you help your children overcome unrealistic expectations of themselves and learn that no one is perfect? Chicago mom Laila is trying to figure that out. Read more

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Four simple ways to find time to read this summer. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

Mothers have their day, so one Chicago mom believes we should let dads have theirs, too. Read more

General Parenting

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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? Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Did you factor in how society would perceive your child's name before you chose it? Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Do we sign our kids up for multiple activities for their benefit, or so we can have bragging rights? Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Being a single parent isn't always easy. Having a trusted support system is not only making Laila a better mom, it's also making her a better person. Read more

General Parenting

How can you help your children overcome unrealistic expectations of themselves and learn that no one is perfect? Chicago mom Laila is trying to figure that out. Read more

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