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 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.
Why Summer Vacation is a SAHM Problem
June 21, 2011
The break when school is out, just before the onslaught of summer activities start is distinctly a SAHM problem.
"Redshirting" kindergarten in Chicago-area schools
May 18, 2011
We all know about redshirting for college athletes - that is, sitting out during freshman year in order to be a big, bad super-senior a few years down the road. But redshirting kindergarten? Maybe.
On-ramping in Chicago - and I don't mean on the Kennedy
May 6, 2011
I'm back at work part-time, and I'm ignoring my friends left and right, forgetting my kids' doctors' appointments and getting the worst twitter butt known to this side of a MacBook Pro.
Sidewalks are a dangerous place in springtime in Chicago
April 1, 2011
But we’ve had enough thaw so that we can all see what everyone did all winter: Leave their garbage and dog poop all over the curbs and wedges of grass that are adjacent to the sidewalks.
Meeting the Bloggers: Sara
March 13, 2011
Get to know Sara and what she loves about Chicago. Hint: it has a lot to do with Costco.
The best cupcakes in Chicago
March 9, 2011
Cupcakes at these bodacious bakeries are small on size but big on everything else: creativity, variety and, of course, taste.
A chat with Joan Cusack, Chicago native and voice of new "Peep and the Big Wide World"
January 10, 2011
We caught up with Joan Cusack, Chicago native, mother, and narrator of the brand-new, Emmy Award-winning public television show “Peep and the Big Wide World."