Only Laila

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

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.


 

E-mail Laila at laila@onlylaila.com

Past articles

Plant the seed: Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

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...

 

Lend a helping hand: 5 ways for Chicago families to give back

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...

 

Chicago mom reflects on her own technology use

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...

 

Chicago mom: How single parents can enjoy Valentine's Day

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

 

Chicago mom: Rainbow Looms are for boys, too

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

 

Chicago mom remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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...

 

Chicago mom: There's value in our kids learning about different religions

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...

 

Chicago mom asks: What's in a name?

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

 

Overscheduled kids: A Chicago mom wonders how much is too much

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

 
 





 
 
 
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