Sara Rontal Fisher
Contributor and blogger
Sara R. Fisher has hobbed-nobbed with professional athletes, survived the dot-com boom and bust, earned a masters degree from Medill and worked with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. But the job she relishes most is that of being a mother to her two fabulous boys ages 4 and 7 months. When not at the park, picking up at pre-school, or playing with toy airplanes, Sara can be found blogging at www.selfmademom.net or freelance writing for various media outlets. Sara lives in her house full of XY chromosomes in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago. Follow her on twitter @selfmademom.Sara is a member of the ChiTown Parent blog team. Read more from this blog.Read more from this blog
Three unusual ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Chicago
May 7, 2013
Mother's Day should be about what moms want to do. Sara has three great ideas for how she'd love to spend her holiday.
Kid-friendly gardening ideas in Chicago
April 3, 2013
We may not have big yards, but there are still plenty of great gardening resources for Chicago families.
Best ways to enjoy March holidays in Chicago
March 1, 2013
Embrace the holiday chaos in March. We've found great ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Passover and Easter with kids.
The best places in Chicago to get in the mood
February 11, 2013
Our list of places to find sexy inspiration in the Windy City this February.
Best new workouts for busy Chicago moms
January 2, 2013
The best places to commit to your New Year's resolution to stay in shape.
Best places to see Santa in Chicago
December 4, 2012
Here are a few prime spots for the happy-toddler-in-Santa's-lap shot in the city this year.
This year's best picks from Chicago toy stores
November 8, 2012
Instead of ordering not-as-advertised toys from a catalog this holiday season, try shopping for gifts locally.
Dealing with sleep issues beyond the baby years
October 5, 2012
We went to the experts to help us tackle sleep issues for toddlers, adolescents and tweens.
Best candy shops in Chicago
September 24, 2012
Just in time for Halloween, we bring you our favorite spots in the city to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The best Chicago consignment stores for donating outgrown kids' gear
August 27, 2012
Running out of storage space? Try donating that baby stuff you never plan to use again.