Tag: guest post

Guest Post: Avoiding Meltdowns by Redefining Discipline

The non-stop rainy, dreary spring weather hasn’t brought out my best parenting. I am not proud of it, but we have had some very, very long days at our house lately. Because I have been seriously off my parenting game, I was thrilled to hear from my friend Angela D. Hunsicker, LCSW. Angela is a... Read more »

Guest Post from a Chicago Daddy Blogger (yes, they exist)

For the past few months, I’ve been wondering where all of the Chicago-area daddy bloggers are. There have to be some dads out there who are writing about their parenting experiences, right? Alan and his son Jack. Well, these elusive online dads aren’t easy to come by, but I found one. His name is Alan... 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: Tips on how to keep Chicago kids healthy and active this winter

Today I am pleased to welcome fitness professional, trainer, and physical educator Lanette Wolford as a guest author on Wee Windy City. Lanette is the woman behind KID-FIT in Chicago. She considers herself a “warrior in the battle of obesity.” Lannette received her physical education degree from DePaul University and is nationally certified by the... Read more »

Guest Post: Family living in Albany Park

Chicago can seem like a very big place – but it is really just a big city composed of many small neighborhoods. In my opinion, the individual character of each neighborhood is one of the very best parts of living in Chicago. We are raising our kids in the Wicker Park neighborhood. While I know... 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 »