Pregnancy is a 40-week marathon. Before you reach the finish line, there’s gear to buy, a nursery to decorate, and epic bloating to contend with.
Stay cheerfully on course with the help of Baby Blueprint maternity concierge. The biz, run by two local moms, helps families prepare for the big day — everything from personal shopping to nursery design to mailing shower invites.
Count on them for registry consultation (they’ll meet you at the store and walk you through all the loot). Or have them on call throughout your whole pregnancy; they’ll put together a month-by-month checklist of vital things to do, from ordering that custom-built crib to taking CPR classes. Through it all, they’re there with the kind of moral support you’d expect from a friend.
Without any of the judgment.
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Yoga for Kids
What: New classes for ages 5-10 use storytelling, role playing, and all-out silliness to explore yoga poses.
Why: A “meet-your-feet” session is a friendly intro to reflexology.
When: Every Tues., 4-5 p.m.
Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State St., b/t 15th & 16th Sts. (312-674-0001). $10 per class; $90 per ten-class pass.
Building Blocks Toys Game Night
What: Learn and play new and classic family games, eat snacks, and win prizes.
Why: You’ll score 15-20 percent off all games.
When: Every Wed., 5-7 p.m.
Where: 2130 W. Division St., b/t Hoyne Ave. & Leavitt St. Reservations recommended to 773-235-1888. Admission is free.
Windy City Circus
What: Ooh and aah at aerial artists, clowns, jugglers, and more.
Why: This circus has purpose. A portion of the proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Special Olympics Chicago.
When: Fri.-Feb. 26.
Where: Navy Pier Festival Hall, 600 E. Grand Ave., at Lake Shore Dr. Tickets at 312-803-0096 or online at windycitycircus.org. $17.50-$60.