Category: local businesses

Sprout San Francisco to open in Chicago

Sprout San Francisco to open in Chicago
I am lucky to live in Wicker Park, one of the best shopping neighborhoods in the city. Of course, I don't really have a ton of time to browse boutiques and I usually have three kids (and six grubby, curious hands) with me so we don't tend to do a lot of shopping together in the 'ol neighborhood. BUT from time to time I need a new baby present or a gift for a kiddo's birthday party and I have fantastic local options. I used to frequent Grow Modern Kids for eco-conscious baby gifts and gear (until it shuttered last fall). Happily, Sprout San Francisco  is going to be opening its doors on April 21 in the same space at 1943 W. Division...

Attention: Moms Interested in Making Some Extra Money

Over the summer, I told you about a unique, local company called Focuscope. This company is looking for moms who want to share their opinions in exchange for a very fair compensation. Your thoughts and ideas in exchange for money. That simple. There is one upcoming opportunity in particular that I want to tell you... Read more »

An opportunity from Edenhurst Studio (plus some cute pictures of my kiddos)

Back in November, Dana and Spencer Rogers of Edenhurst Studio (formerly Chi-Town Kid Photographic Arts) took some really amazing photos of my family. I’ve already shown you the fantastic holiday card they created for me, but I wanted share some additional images from the shoot. I also wanted to tell about the special that they... Read more »

The K. Grace Experience: Flexible, Convenient Babysitting in Chicago -- Part Three

This post is the third installment in a series about the K. Grace Childcare experience. Need to catch up? Read Part One here and Part Two over on Self-Made Mom. I’ve had good babysitters. I’ve had terrible babysitters. And I’ve had babysitters that were . . . you know . . . just fine. In... Read more »

Give Mamaloot a Try -- and Give to the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the Same Time

My buddies over at Mamaloot (the awesome daily deal website geared towards Chicago parents) are running a great charitable campaign over the next 9 days or so. For every new email sign up, Mamaloot is donating a canned good to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Plus, they are donating 3% of their proceeds from December... Read more »

The Best of the Best at Bullfrogs & Butterflies (plus a $100 gift card giveaway)

I am lucky to live in a neighborhood where I am surrounded by many fabulous, independently-owned shops that sell basically anything my family needs. One of my very favorite Wicker Park shops is Bullfrogs & Butterflies. This wonderful kid’s store has been serving my baby-and-kid-related needs since it opened in 2007. It is my go-to... Read more »