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
Fashion trend report: Hanging with the hip kids
August 2, 2013
Need some help figuring out this year's back to school fashion? Chicago Parent checked with some retail experts to let you know what's in and what's out for this school year.
4 can't-miss Chicago summer moments
July 29, 2013
Summer in Chicago is sweet, but short, and all of a sudden it's September and you forgot to go to the beach. Before the back-to-school blues threaten to bog you down this month, make sure to hit these hot events and spots.
Chicago photographers share the best places for family photos
May 29, 2013
It's finally summer and time to capture favorite memories as you take in the fun. Four pros trade secrets on how to capture the perfect photo.
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.