Tricia Streit Perez moved to Wicker Park from Philadelphia in September with her two loves, Dan (whose age we won't reveal) and Caleb (age 6). While learning to navigate their new neighborhood, they have also been tackling some other life issues - a newly blended family, understanding Chicago's schools, and learning about the importance of keeping one's garage closed! They love to spend their time being active outdoors, and, on warm (and we use this term loosely) weekends, they can often be found biking, running, or rollerblading together on the lakefront or through their neighborhood. Tricia also makes it a mission of hers to find a good deal - if there's a great online deal or free entry to somewhere interesting, you can be sure that she'll let you know about it!
Tricia is also the Founder and CEO of One Fit Mama®, a fitness company for moms and moms to be. From moms-only classes to those that incorporate older children, One Fit Mama brings fun and fitness together for families with children of all ages.Tricia is a member of the ChiTown Parent blog team. Read more from this blog.Read more from this blog
E-mail Tricia at firstname.lastname@example.org
The best pediatric dentist in Chicago? We think so
June 24, 2011
When Caleb came out of the exam room, I hesitantly asked him how it was. His reply? “It was awesome!!” What?? I think I'm in love.
Biking to school on Chicago streets - we survived!
June 1, 2011
Riding our bikes to school sounded like a quaint idea a few months ago. But heading down Damen at rush hour, I was having second thoughts.
My new favorite toy store, and other thoughts about playing in Chicago
May 10, 2011
With the discovery of a toy store gem and the promise of warmer weather, I've been thinking a lot about play.
Greening little thumbs at Wicker Park Garden
April 28, 2011
I've finally seen it - the first sign of spring!
Good times at The Kids Table - and an exclusive discount!
April 25, 2011
Caleb got his chef on - and we got a night out - at The Kids Table. Use our exclusive Chicago Parent discount and save 20 percent!
Staying fit as a family in Chicago is easier than you think
April 20, 2011
Parenting is a full-time job, and eating right and exercising can sometimes go right out the window. But Chicago is full of so many easy, low-cost ways to make fitness a fact.
Mom- (and kid-) friendly yoga at Om on the Range in Chicago
April 11, 2011
When my family decides they need a calmer (read: nicer) version of me, they send me to Om on the Range, a yoga studio owned by two Chicago sisters.
Chicago's summer camp lottery
April 9, 2011
Waiting in line at the crack of dawn for concert tickets is one thing. But a spot at the summer camp down the street? Madness!
How trash bins suddenly seem important
March 29, 2011
It's funny how you never give something a second thought - until you do. Enter my son, and a conversation about trash cans.
Meet the Bloggers: Tricia
March 21, 2011
Meet Tricia, an East Coast transplant who's more than ready to experience her first Chicago spring.