Shannan Younger

Shannan Younger is a writer and recovering attorney living in the western suburbs of Chicago. Her husband is tad bit more tolerant of her bad jokes than her teen daughter. Raising adolescents isn't easy, but it can be a ton of fun, especially in and around Chicago. She blogs at and ChicagoNow. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @ShannanYounger.

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