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
Best in Chi: Afterschool programs not to miss
August 7, 2012
Before you know it, the kids will be back in school and you'll be scrambling for afterschool care. Here are four places in Chicago to check out before the panic sets in.
Best places to eat outdoors with your kids around Chicago
June 29, 2012
Chicago's a great place to dine outdoors with kids. We've got four kid-friendly restaurants to dine alfresco this summer.
Best in Chi: The best places to cool off
June 25, 2012
The Windy City can get downright hot this time of year. Here's an inside scoop on great places to chill with your kids when temps soar.
The Beach: Where to go and what to bring
June 12, 2012
Sara Fisher with her takes on the best beaches in Chicago - with advice of what to bring.
Outdoor eating for families in Chicago
May 21, 2012
Restaurants in Chicago take over the sidewalks and, sometimes, literally, take out their front windows when the temps get warm. Here are four of our favorite outdoor eating spots.
Gifts for new moms
April 25, 2012
Sara Fisher thinks all moms should get a gift for Mother's Day, but especially new moms.
Healthy and fast foods for busy moms
March 27, 2012
Sara R. Fisher is on a mission to eat healthier and do it quickly. Here are some of my favorite places to go when you've got to eat fast—but not fast food.
Best classes to take with a youngster in tow
February 20, 2012
Despite the mild winter, we have a few more months to fill before we can count on the local park for fun in the sun. Sara R. Fisher has found five great places to check out while you wait.
Your best Valentine's Day ever
January 23, 2012
Want your Valentine to swoon this year? Sara Fisher has five places that will do it.
4 places for parents to get fit in Chicago
December 22, 2011
New for 2012, city mom Sara Fisher is on the hunt for the hippest things to do in the city. She kicks off her new column, Best in Chi, by burning through a few calories.