The Journal

Mama Next Door: Eraina Ferguson

Eraina Ferguson is a special-needs advocate, journalist, mother of four, and TEDX speaker. Her company, My Good Life, enables families of children with special needs to live their best life despite their circumstances. Eraina’s memoir...

What We've Been Reading This Week (Other Than The Electoral Map)

It's been quite a week in the US and around the world as we await the results of the presidential election. In our home, we talked about kindness, fear, diversity, respect and doing the most...

Mama Next Door: Rosemary Pritchard

Rosemary Pritchard is the mom and the creative force behind Hopscotch City. She's married and has 2 little girls. Rosemary has a passion for art and design and she left her job as an art director...

Mama Next Door: Kelly Muray

Kelly Murray is a certified Pediatric and Adult Sleep Consultant based in Chicago and lives with her husband, two children under 6, and fur baby. She and her team, The Sleep Squad, specialize in helping...

Mama Next Door: Shannon Buth

This week on the Mama Next Door blog we are featuring Shannon Buth ― the gorgeous smile and the brains behind the House of Shan and the Live What You Love Collection. She's a Chicago mom to four boys...

Gifts For A First Time Mom She Will Actually Love

One of my girlfriends is pregnant with her first baby, so naturally I offered to put together a list of essentials she should buy before her little one arrives. At first my selection included baby...

Mama Next Door: Amanda Hunt

Amanda Hunt is a mom of two, designer, and the powerhouse behind Davin and Adley - a modern label focused on nursing and maternity intimates. Amanda combined her passion for fashion and fitness with her motherhood experience, and created...

Mama Next Door: Diem Angie

Next up in our Mama Next Door Series, Diem Angie. Diem is a mom of a one year old Hailey and a successful make up and hair artist based in Chicago (Diem Angie Beauty). She...

Mama Next Door: Alina Oros

Next up on our Mama Next Door Series, Alina Oros! She's a mom of four - three boys and her little daughter! She's a busy mom who also runds a chidlren's online clothing boutique Kiddo...