Over the past 8 years I have formed many lasting connections. Below is a list of recommendations and resources of people, products & services I know and trust:

 


Swellbeing is a complete parenting resource. From sleep problems to discipline issues to toilet training—you have questions, we have answers. We understand that while parenting can be blissful, it can also be challenging and isolating. Swellbeing specializes in smart solutions and sympathetic support for modern parents—and their kids. We make house calls, offer webinars and facilitate workshops. Simply put, we’re the missing guide to parenthood.
swellbeing.com

 

Lactation Partners is a home-based practice offering hands on assistance and teaching focused on breastfeeding, infant behavior and other post partum concerns.

Judy and Kathy are registered nurses and board certified lactation consultants (IBCLC). Collectively they have more than 30 years of experience working with new families and supporting their transition to parenthood. Kathy & Judy’s background include pediatric and maternal-child nursing.
lactationpartners.com

 

 


Lara Field, MS, RD, CSP, LDN – Pediatric Dietitian, Nutrition Specialist, Gluten-Free Guru, and most importantly…a mom, is the owner of FEED – Forming Early Eating Decisions. Specializing in infant feeding, picky eating problem solving, food allergies/celiac disease, obesity, Lara can provide everything from individual meal planning, meal preparation tips, grocery shopping tours and more! Ask Lara to come to your next mom’s group meeting to discuss how to get your kids on a healthy track, right from the start!
feedkids.com

 


k grace childcare is a full-service childcare placement agency that focuses on helping parents with part-time needs.

We know that the process of finding a qualified childcare provider is intensive, detail-oriented and time consuming. An independent search requires you to network with friends, neighbors and co-workers, design and post advertisements, screen numerous calls or emails and invite people into your home without being sure of their background or intentions. As opposed to other agencies, we choose to help parents who do not need full-time care. A large majority of our clients use between 8 and 15 hours a week and may or may not have a set schedule.

k grace childcare allows you flexibility and would provide peace of mind in knowing that you would be working with a qualified and professional childcare provider. If you have any questions regarding our services, please call, or contact us through our website.
kgracechildcare.net

 

The Chicago New Moms Group is a 6 week, professionally led, education and support program for first time moms of babies 0-6 months old. The group provides the opportunity to come together in a supportive, nurturing and nonjudgmental environment to meet others who are sharing many of the same experiences and challenges.  Group discussion topics include adjusting to the transition to motherhood, working through challenging relationships with partners, family, and friends, finding personal and professional life balance, sleeping and feeding (breastfeeding and bottle) concerns, your baby’s development, body image issues, and much, much more.  Let us know you are an AMC member and get $10 off your group registration fee.
chicagonewmomsgroup.com

Lauren Enright Photography Chicago

Lauren has been photographing children, friends and families for many years. What started out as a hobby at a young age quickly turned into a passion through her high school and college years – leading to the creation of Lauren Enright Photography. All portraits taken by Lauren are 100% natural lighting and on-location, whether it is at your home, your favorite park, or scenic location in the Chicagoland area.
Lauren Enright Photography

 

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Arbonne is a 34 year old health & wellness company committed to pure, safe & beneficial products.  As an Arbonne Independent Consultant, my passion is educating people about using healthy, green products that have proven clinical results (and they really work) so you look and feel your best. As a busy mom of two, I know the value of trusting a brand for my family. I teach moms to make informed, easy substitutions for the products they are already using into a pure, safe, beneficial product… at the best price.  And best of all, Arbonne delivers products directly to your door, saving you money, but more importantly — time. Contact me, Aine Rock at ainerock@me.com for a free consultation or to test drive our products.
ainerock.myarbonne.com 

 

Shine Chicago Infertility Support Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shine, a ray of light on infertility, is a community where women come together and support each other through their infertility journeys. Sessions are designed to be comfortable and welcoming, a place to feel secure sharing your thoughts and asking questions. Meetings provide peer support through open discussion and professional knowledge from guest speaker seminars. AMC moms will receive $20 off membership.
shinechicago.com 

Blossom Method Chicago

 

 

 

The Blossom Method is a supportive and resourceful center for women, couples, and families as they face the many hurdles of the child bearing years and beyond. We provide a unique combination of therapeutic and counseling services (individual, couple and groups), as well as educational seminars, social events and parent to parent support services. We take a comprehensive approach to patient care, by providing the tools and concrete resources needed to face both the joys and the challenges of pregnancy and parenting, and integrating them into our therapeutic services.
BlossomMethod.com 

 


Bundle of Joy is Chicago’s first and only not-for-profit diaper bank. Our mission is to ensure that every parent in Chicago has access to a supply of clean diapers for his or her child. Struggling families cannot use government aid (such as food stamps or WIC) to purchase diapers. Bundle of Joy helps meet this need by organizing diaper drives with local organizations, businesses, schools and churches, and distributing diapers to those who need them via partnerships with local food pantries and childcare agencies. One hundred percent of funds donated to Bundle of Joy are used to supply families with diapers.
bundleofjoydiaperbank.org

 

NPN connects a diverse community of families with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city. Active Moms’ Club is proud to be a part of their community, hosting free classes for new and expecting moms.
npnparents.org

 

 


Bump Club Chicago is the first social event company in Chicago for expectant moms. We strive to provide you with the best resources this city has to offer, while at the same time, help you to connect with other moms-to-be in the city. From girls’ night out, lunch & dinner seminars, shopping events, exercise classes and much, much more, we have something for every woman currently experiencing pregnancy. Become a VIP (Very Important Preggo) and have access to special insider discounts from our partners, free events and much more. Coming this fall will be events for new-moms too!
bumpclubchicago.com

 

Home of Active Moms’ Club classes & small group training! i.d. gym offers a unique experience in the world of Chicago health clubs. The club’s focus is on exceptional group fitness classes in a relaxed neighborhood setting. The club features three of the largest group fitness studios in the city, exciting fitness classes, cardio and weight equipment, locker rooms with showers, free parking, and much more. Unlike many health clubs, i.d. gym is an approachable, friendly location where “everyone knows your name.” Exclusive discount for AMC moms, receive 25% off a purchase of a monthly membership or a 12 or 6 class card.
id-gym.com

 


At Fleet Feet Sports, it’s our mission to inspire you to be fit, in mind, body and spirit. From wellness workshops to women’s only events fun runs and races, we aim to provide all women with a welcoming, encouraging atmosphere.

fleetfeetchicago.com