Seeking Playgroup for 2-Yr-old Girl in Oak Park

Updated on December 19, 2006
S.B. asks from Oak Park, IL
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Hey all. I am a new transplant to Chicagoland (from Texas -- good gosh, what is up with snow in October? I know, get used to it, right?). I am currently staying at home taking care of my sweet, mellow 2-yr-old daughter. She needs pals (and so do I)! I would love to meet up with other moms of 2-yr-olds in OP/RF and get the kiddos to play. She goes to an in-home daycare on M and Thurs (so I can go on job interviews), so those are the only days that won't work for us.

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Thank you, mamasource mamas! I formed a playgroup and it's working out great... I am thankful I was referred to this site by another local mom.

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answers from Chicago on

Hi S.
I have a 3 year old son I don't know if that okay, but he loves liitle girls that all he's surrounded by. I live in oak park I work during the week but we can meet a the library or go on other outings on saturday. Here is my e- mail. if this is something you would like to do.
K. H.



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I live near Harlem and addison- also have a 2 y/o dtr
I work full-time but would be available on weekends to get together:)



answers from Chicago on

Hi S.,

Welcome to Oak Park! While I honestly have no time for additional playgroups at this point, I thought I'd make a few recommendations. First, there is an organization called the Newcomer's Club in OP that has tons of family friendly outings and a weekly playgroup ( Also, there are 2 really great places to take your daughter when the weather is bad and you may meet some mommies/kiddies there. First place is the indoor playground at Ridgeland Commons. Second place is Wonderworks Children's Museum on North Ave. Your daughter will have a blast at both places. Best of luck and welcome!

Finally, I recently saw a posting on Northside Parent's Network for a couple people that were trying to set up a playgroup in OP for kids around your daughter's age. Feel free to email me at and I'll send you their contact info (I didn't want to post it here).



answers from Chicago on

Hello! I'm a recent stay-at-home mom, back to work part-time 6 weeks ago... and I'm off with my daughter on Wednesdays and Fridays, if you'd like to get together sometime.

About us -
My daughter Eva is 2 and a half, and I'm 37, have lived in Chicago nearly 16 years (except for last year's brief stint in London), but grew up in Northern California. Fairly progressive. Non-traditional family formed by two lesbian moms thru birth and adoption. My partner's daughter - my stepdaughter - is 15 - goes to Oak Park River Forest H.S., is a lot of fun but is hardly home, and has a great relationship with her little sister between social plans. My little one and I love plants, bugs, painting, playing chase, dancing, playing music, reading stories... visiting new places...

Let me know if you'd like to meet up - could do at the Oak Park Conservatory, or Buzz Cafe... or elsewhere.

All the best, and welcome to town,



answers from Chicago on

I moved to Chicago 4 years ago from Texas. I have a 2 1/2 year old. If you wish to get together to play let me know

I am a FT working mom, but my schedule is flexible.



answers from Chicago on

Welcome to Chicago!!

My daughter is 20 months, she will be 2 in February. We live on the NW side of Chicago (about 15 minutes from OP). If you want to play, let us know!


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