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
How non-Irish Chicago families can celebrate St. Patrick's Day
February 28, 2014
St. Patrick's Day is a big deal in Chicago. Here are three ways to celebrate the holiday, even if you're not Irish.
Best places in Chicago to pamper yourself
February 11, 2014
Moms feel guilty taking time for themselves. But we found four places in Chicago where can pamper themselves quickly without the guilt.
Best new workouts for busy Chicago moms
December 27, 2013
Looking for the hottest new exercise in Chicago? We put four to the test for you.
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.