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 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.
Boutique toy stores
December 6, 2011
Our guide of out-of-the-box suggestions for the hippest and hottest stores and toys for the 2011 holiday season.
Our guide to the best sledding hills in the Chicago
November 18, 2011
Chicago may be flat, but there are some great sledding hills to be found.
Top 3 Chicago neighborhood celebrations
October 10, 2011
Top 3 Chicago places to trick-or-treat
October 10, 2011
Best boos in Chicago
October 7, 2011
Chicago, with all its neighborhoods, is one of the best cities in the country to trick or treat. Here are some of our recommendations.
Chicagoland's best doughnuts
September 8, 2011
There's more than Munchkins to be had in Chicago. We tasted the best just for you.
Parenting by the stars: A Chicago astrologist tells you how
July 25, 2011
If you think astrology is only for late-night television and 1-888 dial-in numbers, think again. Astrologists believe your sign can help you be a better parent. We sat down with one to find out more.