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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.