I'm not a Chicago native, but I'm a city girl at heart. As soon
as I graduated from The University of Michigan I hightailed it out
of my home state to the big city of… New York. Which I found
very fun to live as a young, single lady, but always knew deep down
that New York wasn't going to be the best place for me to raise a
Chicago solves all for me when it came to settling down - it's a
big city with a suburban feel (you can still drive to Costco), hip
without being too grungy (no graffiti on my house), urban and yet,
hospitable (drive thru McDonald's abound.) Yes, Chicago is my
permanent home now and I plan to educate my two young sons so they
clearly understand what it means to be a Chicagoan (they must not
root for the Packers.)
Besides teaching my youngsters all that is rich about the Second
City, I also like to write. And talk. And meet people. I started my
personal blog back in 2006 for that very reason - I needed to meet
people who were working moms just like me. Now that I'm a full-time
mom and part-time everything else, I hope to use this space to
journal what I like about my neighborhood, what I find interesting
about Chicago for kids and where I like to shop. Yes, shop. Because
what else are you going to do while trying to get a baby to sleep
in the stroller?
Sara Fisher is a mother of two living in Roscoe Village. She also blogs at selfmademom.net.
See more of Sara's stories here.
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