I have lived in the Chicago area for most of my life. Once in the city, now in the west suburbs, I've made the swap from a career in nonprofit events and fundraising to "fun" raising two kids, aged three and under.

As someone who has always kept perhaps a little too busy, striking a balance between parenting and adult sanity is still a work in progress.

I like to watch my kids discover new things. I like to run far. I like to get involved in the community through volunteering and fundraising. I like to be challenged and I'm not afraid to try new things. I'm very used to making a fool of myself.

And I fall down a lot.

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