I am a wife, mom, writer, Chicago native, and a total control freak. I am the National New Cities Mentor for Listen To Your Mother, a co-Producer of Listen To Your Mother Chicago, and a Social Media Researcher for BlogHer.
I am the author of the children's book Remembering Ruby: For Families Living Beyond the Loss of a Pet, and the Chicago travel guide for families with older kids, Chicken in the Car and the Car Won't Go: Nearly 200 Ways To Enjoy Chicagoland with Tweens and Teens. My sons are now twenty-one and twenty-four, which means I have extensive experience dealing with all kinds of crazy on a regular basis.
You can read my random ramblings about travel, parenting, fitness, motivation, pop culture, and anything else that pops into my mind at my blog, Suburban Scrawl. Come and visit; you'll make my day!
Follow me on twitter (and Instagram!) @melisalw.