Moms Around Oak Park


Moms Around Oak Park

Oak Park area moms! This is the place for you to talk about anything from local activities, summer camps, child care, schools and more. Share advice, ask questions or just make new friends.

Location: Oak Park, IL
Members: 236
Latest Activity: 19 hours ago

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Looking for a Nanny Share or In-Home Daycare 3 Replies

Started by Julie Spyrison. Last reply by Odie 19 hours ago.

Looking for Nanny Share

Started by MAY Apr 29.

Daycare 3 Replies

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Comment by flowermom on February 15, 2012 at 11:00am

Hey ladies ... I am a relatively new mom of an 8 month old daughter who is milk and soy protein interolerant (MSPI). We found out when she was 3 months and I've been doing the MSPI diet since then b/c I am bf'ing. I plan to continue till she's 12 months, but really have been nervous about going out to eat. Just wondering if other Oak Park moms dealing with food allergies had any recommendations on local restaurants and their ability to accommodate you?

Comment by Rani on February 14, 2012 at 9:14pm

Hey Jennifer this is Rani, Jason's colleague; I knew that name was familiar when it popped up! LOL  I didn't know you guys were moving this way!  Welcome!

Comment by Jennifer on February 14, 2012 at 9:06pm

Hi guys! I'm a mom moving from the city to Oak Park in March. I'm sure I'll have tons of questions once we get there, but for now, I thought I'd introduce myself. My little guy is 18 months. 

Comment by Jenna Hilton on January 6, 2012 at 8:01pm

Hello Everyone,

I am a Nanny Placement Specialist with Olive. You. Nanny. and we are now expanding to Oak Park! After seven successful years in the city, we are now offering placements in West Chicago!

If any of you are involved in meetup groups or other parenting groups in the city, Olive. You. Nanny. would be happy to come and speak at one of your group sessions. We would like to provide a free presentation and Q/A session concerning the attainment of quality childcare with a speaker, Sarah Davis, who is a board member of the Neighborhood Parenting Network.

Let me know if you are interested! We have now expanded and we are eager to get to know more families in the Oak Park area.


Visit us online at


Jenna Hilton

Nanny Placement Specialist

Olive. You. Nanny.

Comment by Sarah on January 5, 2012 at 9:39pm
Hello all! I'm a 30 year old social worker looking to offer babysitting services weeknights and weekends. I can provide numerous references. If you are interested or would like more information please email me. Thanks so much!
Comment by Clare Brennan on November 2, 2011 at 4:51pm
hi! my name is clare brennan - im a senior at oprf high school and looking for babysitting jobs. I do have a car, so i can drive kids also.
Comment by Sarah Abboreno Corbin on October 6, 2011 at 6:55pm

Look - I gotta share - I'm sharing tomorrow in the blog too, but I have to tell all of you here.



CULVERS has been fantastic for our allergy family.   It's like engineered allergy notification when you tell them you have a food allergy.   It's pretty key for us.   If I thought they were loosey goosey at all - because of my daughters PECAN allergy we wouldn't go there at all.   There are pecans all over that menu.   But they shout it out that there is an allergy - everyone communicates it - it is teamwork at it's best.  


And it's fantastic.   FYI

 In case any of you were on the fence about going - I feel really confident in my family's safety and I even have one of those kids that gets blue and stops breathing when it's just an itty bit.   


Thank you Culver

Comment by Brittany B. on September 27, 2011 at 2:33pm

Hello mommies of Oak Park,

My name is Brittany and I am a mommy to a 15 month old baby girl. I am currently a sahm who also blogs and provides sitter services and nannying. I have lots of availability and affordable rates. I enjoy providing care to other children because it provides my daughter and the child I am caring for a social experience.


I am currently enrolled in school studying early childhood education and I love it.


I am also interested in playdates with children who are close to my daughters age.

Comment by Cait Jones &TranscenDanceStudios on August 6, 2011 at 5:32pm

Hi Moms!


It's nice that I can officially join the group - my daughter is about 6 months now.


I noticed that some of you are looking for a dance studio, and I wanted to let you know our fall schedule of classes is now available on our web site.  There you can also find reasons why TranscenDance Studios is different from other dance studios.  FFC members and non-member welcome!


We are getting creative this year with our class offerings including a Boyz Only Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Tumbling, Jumps & Stretch - a specialty class for cheerleaders/gymnasts/ice skaters, and even a Glee Club!  Of course we still have all the traditional classes - ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop.


TDS is also home to award-winning youth ensembles for dancers ages 6 and up ready to take their art form to the next level.


Flex & Pointe dancers are welcome, and I would be happy to arrange complimentary trial classes to determine placement and let you see how ya like TDS!


Also, if anyone knows of any 24-hour or "evening" childcare facilities around the area, I would love to hear your thoughts.  


Thank you! - Cait

Comment by Magical Minds Studio - Haj on August 4, 2011 at 11:14pm

Magical Minds Studio offers a "Passport 2 Preschool" program for children 2.5 - 6 years of age.  It's a 2.5 hour program, Mon-Thurs and your child does not need to be potty-trained.  


The program is literature based with the goal of helping children become comfortable with leaving "home/mommy/daddy", and prepare them for preschool.  Parents have enrolled their children in the program to either supplement preschool or enhance the overall learning experience for their child.


There really is no other program like this in Oak Park.  I know because I was searching for one when my son was just less than 3 years.  That reason is what led me to begin this program. 


If you have questions send me an email!  More information here.





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