6 ways you know you are a city mom

Outdoor adventure

You navigate The 606 elevated trail through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square with your stroller and littles without a worry. From knowing the best places to hop on and off to the times of day when it’s not too crowded, the city mom is making The 606 part of her regular stroller route.

Playdate

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits

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Considering more than half of the year Chicago weather can be questionable, city moms know the best indoor place to meet is Bubbles Academy in Lincoln Park. Whether it’s the open play or one of the fab classes (even with options for newborns!), Bubbles is a one-of-a-kind social haven for mamas and littles.

Workout

You recharge with a serious sweat and spin at the newly opened Soul Cycle in Old Town. The city mom is addicted to the latest spin craze that helps change your body and find your soul during the intense, high-energy and transformative classes. Since it doesn’t offer child care, you take full advantage of the me-time. Another fave, Shred415, offers a butt-kicking workout and has child care at its Lincoln Park location.

Lunch with pals

Meeting up with friends and their littles is an ideal way to lunch, and Parlor Pizza Bar in the West Loop is where city moms and strollers are flocking. The combo of delicious pizzas mixed with a casual, relaxed dining environment and ample outdoor picnic tables on nice days makes any mom comfortable bringing baby along. And for those with early nappers, Parlor has an incredible brunch menu with a twist on breakfast pizzas.

Afternoon treats

Part of being a city mom is knowing the best hidden gems. Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits in Logan Square hits the spot for an afternoon snack, with both savory and sweet pie options. It is an easy and relaxed way to spend an afternoon with baby. Plus it never hurts to get a “to-go” pie for later.

Weekend plans

The many neighborhoods within the city provide ample opportunity for weekend explorations. City moms and babes can get a taste of art, music and food with the casual afternoon stroll.

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