Author - Shannon Brown


I've been a Chicagoan for one year following a cross-country move from a winter-less Florida. A 3rd grade teacher in my former life, I now spend 24/7 with my precious (never tantruming) 2 year old as a SAHM. Looking forward to an even household with the arrival of our baby girl in March.

Greater Tolerance for Family Dining

It’s Friday night and your husband suggests grabbing dinner at a place neither of you have been. While he dreams of the beer menu, you might be hit by another thought: Will my child(ren) behave? And now a new concern blindsiding parents these days: Does this restaurant even allow children?

An anti-child trend in local restaurants has owners implementing a controversial “No Children Under Six” rule. The owner of McDain’s restaurant in Pennsylvania, where the “no children” rule exists, s...

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 6:00 AM by Shannon Brown