Category: Guest post

Guest Post: Yes, You Can!

Guest Post: Yes, You Can!
A happy fruit-picker hard at work. Fruit season is upon us in the Midwest! I don’t know about you, but we are trying to take full advantage of all the delicious foods that summer has to offer. To that end, I am excited to welcome Emily Paster. A fellow Chicago-area mama and blogger, Emily is... Read more »

Guest Post: Family Living in Andersonville

The Girls. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Karvunidis) Welcome to another installment in my Neighborhood Spotlight Series here on Wee Windy City! Today, fellow ChicagoNow blogger Jenna Karvunidis is here to tell us about raising kids in Andersonville. In case you are playing catch-up, we’ve already hit Albany Park, Avondale, Bucktown/Wicker Park, Logan Square and Oak... Read more »

Guest Post: Family Living in Oak Park/River Forest

Emily Paster’s son dancing to ’80’s music in Scoville Park. Another day, another neighborhood in my Neighborhood Spotlight Series here on Wee Windy City! If you are playing catch up, we’ve already covered Albany Park, Avondale, Bucktown/Wicker Park and Logan Square. I am excited to introduce you to today’s guest author Emily Paster. Emily teaches... Read more »

Guest Post: Family Living in Logan Square

Centennial Monument in Logan Square Today I am pleased to welcome Jill Bishop with her take on raising a family in Logan Square. If you’ve missed the earlier installments in the Neighborhood Spotlight series here on Wee Windy City, you can catch up and read about life with kiddies in Albany Park, Avondale and Bucktown/Wicker... Read more »

Guest Post: Family Living in Avondale

I am excited to present another installment in my “Neighborhood Spotlight” series here on Wee Windy City. Regular readers might remember Shylo Bisnett’s recent guest post about raising a family in Albany Park. The next family-friendly neighborhood in the spotlight is Avondale. I am pleased to welcome guest author Kathleen Reynolds who lives in Avondale... Read more »

Guest Post: Is you child ready for preschool?

Today, I am pleased to have Carolyn Stolper Friedman, a Chicago mom and the Executive Director of Smart Love Preschool as a guest author on Wee Windy City. This is the time of year when many Chicago-area parents are making important decisions about how and where to kick off their child’s education. As many of... Read more »

Guest post: Is your child's school making the grade?

Periodically, Wee Windy City features a guest post from another parent or organization that has an interesting perspective to share on raising kids in Chicago. Today’s guest post was written by The Illinois Parent Information Resource Center, an initiative of the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago. It is funded by... Read more »

Guest Post: The benefits of baby signs

A baby making the sign for “bird.” Photo used via Creative Commons license. Today, I am pleased to have local mama and speech therapist Wendy Auffant guest posting about using signs to communicate with babies.  I have used signs with my babies and truly believe that my pre-verbal little ones were able to communicate their... Read more »

Wrigley with Wee Ones: A Guest Post on A League of Her Own

When Julie from A League of Her Own asked me to write a guest post about bringing kiddos to Wrigley Field, I jumped at the chance. We’ve been bringing our kids to Cubs games since they were babies — and we’ve learned some important lessons along the way. In fact, this Thursday, we are bringing... Read more »

Guest Post: See art-in-progress in Evanston

Photo courtesy of Susan Bearman Another guest post from freelance writer/mother of four Susan Bearman? That’s right. The lady has some great ideas — she really knows about some cool, out-of-the-ordinary things going on around town. Oh, and I am totally overwhelmed with the task of getting my kids ready to go back-to-school — leaving... Read more »