The tips from our real mom blogger panel last week just keep coming! These are moms who make being a mom their business. They know the ins and outs of Chicago—I trust them with suggestions on almost everything mom-related (and more) in the city! Caitlin Giles from Wee Windy City shared her tips on enrichment classes and free things to do in Chicago. Here are some of her suggestions from our July New Moms Brunch.
By Caitlin Giles, Wee Windy City
This morning I was part of a Bump Club and Beyond panel of “city moms” talking to a packed room of new mamas and their little ones about bringing up baby in Chicago.
I was in good company, joining Kelly Aiglon and Lindsay Gladstone of Daily Candy Kids, Samantha Lande from Eater Chicago, Cindy McCarthy of On the Go Chicago, Rebecca Little of Pinwheel and my bestie and business partner Sara Fisher of Self-Made Mom fame. We talked about everything from family-friendly restaurants to navigating the CTA with a stroller and the best places to buy high-end kid’s resale.
I spoke a little bit about finding activities that meet my two pieces of criteria. First, I love a free, quality activity when I can find it (if you read Wee Windy City, you already know this about me). In addition, I also love an outing where both mommy and the kids get something out of it. With those two things in mind, I recommended the following urban activities and destinations.