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Looking for someone to take you through the adventures of parenthood? Or what it’s like to start a business while juggling the social schedules of two small children? Wondering how city mom’s make it all work and find balance in life? This city mom can help! With a unique view of parenting from the trenches of Lakeview on the north side of Chicago, Amanda H. Young is an author, publisher, photographer, entrepreneur, knitter, lover of books and a most importantly, a mom. She became a parent when “Mom Blogs” were just becoming cool. After friends suggested she start a blog of her own, her father quickly insisted she compile it into a book, and then started selling copies to his friends unbeknownst to her. She continues to write as an outlet for dealing with the everyday challenges encountered as a parent and entrepreneur, while attempting to maintain balance in her life. She has an MBA and lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband Rick, daughter Ada, and son Iain.