Tamara L. O'Shaughnessy

Editor

When Tamara L. O'Shaughnessy tells moms and dads she's editor at Chicago Parent, they often remark that she must be the perfect parent. She's not. Not even close. What she is, though, is a mom who loves her three kids, Marty, Arlee and Zoe, so intensely it sometimes makes her heart hurt. She also loves putting out a magazine full of tips, articles and resources that helps other moms and dads. O'Shaughnessy spent 21 years working in daily newspapers, before joining Chicago Parent six years ago. Like so many parents, she struggles to keep work, home life with husband Bob and three very busy kids' activities in balance without losing her mind. Some days, she's successful; some days, not so much.

E-mail Tamara at tamara@chicagoparent.com

Past articles

Chicago mom jockeys to balance motherhood, racing

Rosemary Homeister, a jockey at Arlington Racecourse, share her thoughts on raising her daughter Victoria.  Read...

 

Chicago mom combines parenting with writing novels

Lisa Steinke manages to combine full-time parenting with writing a new book that's perfect for summer reading on the beach. Read...

 

Chicago families can uncover nature’s wonders at new Field exhibit

The Field Museum's new exhibit, The Machine Inside: Biomechanics, is a winner for Chicago families. Read...

 

Heartbeat of Home in Chicago is a can’t miss event

Skip the green beer. Heartbeat of Home will inspire you to get up and dance in the days leading up to St. Patrick's Day. Read...

 

Put technology to work to help Chicago kids discover the world around them

Technology can be used to help kids do everything from map the skies to creating their own digital scrapbook. Here are 5 ideas to bring out the natural curiosity in your child. Read...

 

Chicago area mom shared IVF story with national audience

Jenna Kutska, November's Chicago Parent Mom of the Month who shared her journey to motherhood with MTV, shares why it was so important to her to tell her story. Read...

 

Chicago musician trades touring for motherhood

Our Mom of the Month is Edie Carey, a Chicago musician who brought 13 years of nonstop touring to an end after son Luca was born. Read...

 

Chicago family views autism diagnosis as a chance to educate, pay-it-forward

Doyle family uses their own journey as a way to educate their community and help fight autism. Read...

 

Chicago mom keeping families safe in the sun

Dermatologist Dr. Amy Bordsky is working to make sunscreen "cool" and end skin cancer one kid at a time. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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