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 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.
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.