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
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Comment by Grace on July 16, 2012 at 3:48pm

Hi everyone,

We moved to Oak Park about a year ago and we're expecting our first child in October.  We're interested in a daycare or home daycare starting around January in the Oak Park area, and would appreciate any suggestions or insights.  Also, please let me know if there are any expectant moms groups in the neighborhood.  Thanks!  You can message me at


Comment by Kate Parungao on July 13, 2012 at 12:42pm

Hey Mary!

We are in the same situation also. We just moved to Oak Park and we have a 14 month old son. We didn't have any friends in the area, let alone friends with children. I ended up joining some moms groups and have found some great moms to hang out with and playdates for our son.

If you want, you can contact me on my email to discuss!

Good luck!

Comment by Gina on July 13, 2012 at 10:07am

Thanks everyone!  I love this site!  :)

Comment by Andrea on July 13, 2012 at 7:42am

I still take my girls into the city to see their doc at NMPG Pediatrics. The staff is outstanding. We just make a day of it. There is children's barber shop is opening on Marion St. soon. It's going to be called Lemonmade and it opens July 23. It seems like it will be very nice and I plan to support local business and give them a try. 

Comment by Rani on July 12, 2012 at 10:18pm

We've been with Pedios the entire 10 years we've lived in Oak Park.  AWESOME.  We've been with Dr. Claus; the sole man; but now my oldest daughter switched to Dr. Haukness because ya know, she's a female and wanted a female.  We've seen all of them at least once over the years for sick visits.  They have daily call hours from 8-9 and sick appointments are available every day.  The docs call back quickly if you need them off hours.  They are affiliated with Children's; so if you see a specialist at Children's they automatically get the reports.  My oldest is a severe allergic/asthmatic with several specialists at Children's and Pedios has EVERYTHING in her chart, they even call when she's discharged before I get a chance to.  The nurses will talk to you over the phone if you're unsure whether to bring your child in.  I've even seen a dad bring a dirty diaper in to get looked at.  LOL!!!  One of the receptionists is meh; but the doctors and nurses are fantastic.  

Comment by Megan B. on July 12, 2012 at 9:44pm

Hi Gina,

I also highly recommend Pedios - they're great!  We see Dr. Rebecca Turk, but I believe they have a male doctor too if that's a priority.

Good luck!

Comment by Diane Carroll on July 12, 2012 at 9:42pm


I highly recommend Pedios on Chicago Ave. (708-383-8070). My 2-year-old has seen Dr. Heather Haukness since birth - we love her and everyone at Pedios and they are affiliated with Lurie Children's (formerly Children's Memorial). Good luck!


Comment by Gina on July 12, 2012 at 11:02am

Hi Everyone!

We are new to the Oak Park area and I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good pediatrician in the area that is affiliated with Children's Memorial ?  Since I have boys (10 & 12) we prefer a male doc. 


We are also looking for recommendations on barbers for my 2 curly-headed boys.


Any suggestions would be helpful.  Thanks!



Comment by Mary on June 28, 2012 at 6:03pm

Hi Everyone,

We've lived in Oak Park for a little while but don't have any friends with children. I have a 16 month old daughter and would love to find a play group of some kind. We are also looking for a home day care and would GREATLY appreciate any recommendations!

Comment by Mary on June 28, 2012 at 6:01pm


I am looking for a great home day care for my 16 month old daughter. I'd love to get the information for the home day care you use.





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