Oh, hey! My name is Rosemary Pritchard and I think it’s about time I formally introduce myself and Hopscotch City. I am a stay-at-home mom, freelance graphic designer, and blogger. My family and I moved from Philadelphia to Chicago almost one year ago now! I have a 3-year-old daughter, husband and a little 10-pound dog. We are also expecting our second child at the end of September. For some reason, I decided it was the perfect time to start Hopscotch City. I’m not one to slow down in the face of big life changes!

Hopscotch City started as a calendar for myself so I could see all free and cheap family-friendly events happening on any given day. I typically like to plan out my weeks but some days we want to get out of the house last-minute. My go-to places normally meant spending money and I wanted to find some cheaper alternatives throughout Chicago.

Once I had a decent amount of events and activities added into my calendar, I had the idea to share it with the community and I wanted to figure out the best way to do that. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and thought this could become something bigger than just a calendar. I have a passion for being a part of the community I’m living in and doing what I can to make it a better place. So I decided to start Hopscotch City as a resource for families in Chicago.

I have a lot of future plans for this venture, but I am just getting started. My ultimate goal with Hopscotch City is to host my own community events and to keep giving back to the community in that way.

If you would like to collaborate with me on an event or if you just want to connect, please reach out to me via email: Hopscotchcityinfo@gmail.com