Chicago Southwest Suburbs Directory of Women-Owned And Mom-Owned Businesses

You don't have to search far and wide anymore. Discover the amazing things women of every possible demographic have to offer, right here in the Chicago Southwest Suburbs.

"In nearly every industry, women-owned businesses are less likely than men-owned businesses to remain in operation. As a woman business owner myself, I know how important exposure is for all businesses. Not enough word-of-mouth and marketing is one of the top reasons for going out of business. To help my fellow business women her in the Chicago Southwest Suburbs, I decided to create this directory.

If you have or know of a woman-owned business that is based in the Chicago Southwest Suburbs, and would like them to be added to this list, e-mail me. All women-owned businesses are welcome. Yes you too, stay-at-home mom with a small business you run on the side."

How To Navigate The Table Below:

To see the mom-owned businesses and women-owned businesses of something you’re looking for, simply click any one of the category titles listed below, on the left side of the table.

Carly Rarrat

We’re Nuts About Mutts

“We are a Family Owned Pet Grooming Business, Est. 2003 in Tinley Park Illinois. The Owners are Carly and Cynthia Rarrat.. they have over 45 years experience combined.

Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page.”

Beth Helme-Smith

“Hi, I am a mom who takes care of children (infants-5 yrs old).”

Call Me Directly

A New Day Christian Home Child Care

Shawna Miller-Harding

“If anyone is looking for daycare or preschool now that most school districts have put their plans out, check out Our Little Munchkins Home Daycare! We are doing

  • E-Learning!
  • DCFS & State Licensed
  • E-Learning Assistance/Guidance
  • Small Ratio
  • Hourly Disinfecting & Following CDC/State Guidelines
  • Accredited Preschool Program
  • Healthy Meals/Snacks
  • Classroom & 2 Acres of Playground Property
  • And…..SO MUCH MORE!”

www.facebook.com/ourlittlemunchkinshomedaycare

www.instagram.com/preschoolmunchkins1

Our Little Munchkins

Elizabeth Tenison“Hi! Moms and dads. I go to SXU and studying Elementary education and Learning behavior specialist. I have year experience babysitting. I am a current nanny during the week but i am looking to babysit on weekend!I am okay to up 4 kids, dogs, willing to do light house work. I have my own car. I have experience with with disabilities and ages ranging from 3months-12years old. I have taught swim lessons and tutored!”
Baby Items LeAnn Schwartz Hi! I’m located in Tinley and make custom tee’s, hair bows, handmade baby accessories and am also making masks right now. Facebook.com/thepinkstarboutique
Clothing Lynn Tyrakowski Three generations selling clothing together. Daughter, mother and grandmother. https://shop.lularoebless.com/ShopwithKT
Masks Katia Valéria Moraes Rêgo Custom Cotton Fabric Face Masks for kids, Youth and Adults. Masks Have a Filter Pocket, Elastic Rope Adjuster, Nose Wire. https://www.facebook.com/Vikavi.Atelier https://www.instagram.com/vikavi.atelier/
Masks Dede Pinnick Get new masks for your kids for when schools and camps open. ALL MASKS READY NOW!
Florist Kim McAuliffe Hi my name is Kim and I’m the owner of An English Garden Flowers & Gifts located in Mokena and Tinley Park! We have expanded into make your own gift baskets! Pick fill and it’s a wrap! An English Garden Florist & Gift Baskets
International

Claudine Sousou

I sell homemade middle eastern sweets and pita bread ❤️

https://www.facebook.com/mamapitahomebaker/

Cakes and Baked Goods

Dria Nicole

Tinley Park Cake decorator I make all types of yummy desserts 8 years of experience. 

Cakes by Dria

Behavioral Health Amanda Wagner I am a therapist and I am currently offering tutoring sessions and one on one learning !!! Amanda Wagner, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Orland Park, IL, 60462 | Psychology Today
Workout Coach and Meal Planning Jackie Leone Hey ladies! I am an online health and fitness coach. I primarily work with moms helping them balance mom life & make their health a priority again 😊💗 Check out my link 👇 or feel free to message me on FB or IG (@jaxleone_3) or email [email protected] https://msha.ke/jaxleone_3/
Zumba Kristen Castillo https://www.facebook.com/zumbawithkcc/
Yoga Chloe Luckett Subscribe to my YouTube channel for quick and free yoga sequences to follow along to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoInG88ARbAERz-EdJ1E_vw
Fitness Instructor Kellee Loocheo We have classes in person and live streamed! We offer cardio, barre, strength, and yoga! One location in Frankfort, one in Mt. Greenwood! Barre It All Fitness Studio
Elderberry Syrup Minu Dan Berry Queen
Meal Planning Karen Mankowski Stadnicki Need help with meal planning? Looking for easy meal solutions – meals that can be made in 20 minutes or less? Are you gluten free or peanut free? KarenStadnicki.epicure.com Facebook Group: My Epic Meals with Karen
Samantha Thompson I sell juice plus! It has been the best decision I have made for my family this last year. We (husband, 2.5 year old and myself) have not been sick at all this past year, not even a cold. It helps bridge the gap because let’s face it most of us don’t eat all our fruits and veggies. Also you can get your child FREE chewy gummies or capsules if you purchase capsules for yourself. I could go on and on about all the benefits, this stuff (100% nutrition through food) is amazing! https://www.frugalcouponliving.com/free-juice-plus-products
Mindfulness and Essential Oils Sarah Ericksen I teach health and wellness with Young Living. With heavy focus and virtual events monthly on our current state of emergency as well as supporting our kids going back to school & remote learning this year. Good Vibes & Life Balance | Sarah Ericksen
Yoga and Meditation Angie Panozzo Wellness With Angie
  Ronica Perez Natural Healing Centers
Painting Rachel Vahl “Call for free estimates for all your painting needs!”
Home Cleaning Jenny Brackins Southern Belle Cleaning – Residential/Commercial Cleaning Call or Text (708) 227-3325 Email: [email protected].
Home Cleaning Osmara Rosas “Affordable rates! Check out the FB page for discounts!” Hero Cleaning
Candles Marie Radtke Lewis I am a home based business located in Tinley Park.” Three Wicked Chicks
Dance Classes T-N-T Extreme Dance,Inc.
Dance Classes Connie O’Reel Southwest Synergy Dance in Tinley Park
Nature-Based Education and Outdoor Play Danielle Griffin Hi! I lead outdoor nature classes for little kids! My upcoming class is an 8 week class for littles age 5 and under. It provides early childhood education with outdoor classes and activities. We offer play based learning in a natural green space in our local communities. Classes meet weekly, are outdoors, during all four seasons, have a curriculum appropriate and unique for season season. If you’re interested I also have a discount code so let me know! The website is the most preferable for me. Tinkergarten – Outdoor kids class at Jacob Hostert Log Cabins, Orland Park Class Schedule
Kids Cooking Classes Karen Mankowski Stadnicki Set your kids up for success in the kitchen and give them a new hobby! Whether they prefer to bake or cook, the Lil Chef Faves Collection and the Lil Chef Baking Pro Collection will boost cooking confidence and develop healthy eating habits at home. My Epic Meals with Karen KarenStadnicki.epicure.com
Kids Painting Like many other businesses I will be starting out slow, offering more arm,leg,shoulder,back and ankle paintings rather then the traditional face paintings. Also I will be taking all necessary safety measures to keep you, your party and myself safe. Please feel free to contact me call/text 773-986-5639 for a quote or visit my page. Mention this ad and receive 20.00 off your 2hr event.
Kids Clothing

Meaghan Darlene Keane Sevier

I’m a local mom who makes handmade children’s clothing. I take customs through my Instagram 💜

Instagram Account

Fabric Aprons, Games, and Bags for Children

Sarah Miller Ly

I have an Etsy shop! It’s currently on vacation mode while I am on maternity leave, but will open up in a month or two 😁

Stuffed Animals

Heather Lynn

Stuffed With Love

Education

Alison Wilde

Use this link for your kids to take any $20 class or lower for free!! So many options, my son loves it! ❤️ 

Outschool: Take small-group classes, from anywhere.

Facebook Page

Education

Slyde Mary

Hi! I am a certified elementary education teacher K-8. I worked in district 146 and substituted in district 140. My 1st & 2nd grader go to Fulton and am torn whether I should go back to work. I wanted to see if anyone was interested in coming to my home for daycare, e-learning, tutoring. Whatever your needs are I am willing to accommodate. If I get enough interested I’m going to rearrange my home to make it more like a classroom. I made it really fun for my kids when we did e-learning. Im going to make it fun and creative with a few more kids. Let me know if you are interested! TIA!

Education

Kaitlyn Anne

Usborne offers a variety of books on all sorts of topics guaranteed to engage and interest children from infant all the way through middle school! We also offer tons of educational resources for those of you who may be considering homeschooling this year or are looking for supplements to add to your child’s curriculum! We even offer free online parties so you can invite you friends and earn FREE books!

Kaitlyn’s Book Bin

Sign Language

Heather Lynn

Sign With Me! ASL Classes For Everyone

Lawyer

Beth Kostelnik

I’m a lawyer who provides estate planning and estate administration services. (Wills, Trusts, probate, etc).

www.pom.law

Peace of Mind Legal Services, LLC.

Blogger

Alicia Peiffer

I have a parenting/lifestyle blog 🙂 I have been writing it for 12 years so I have covered a lot but thought this boredom busters list would be helpful for moms of older kids who might be hearing “I’m bored” a lot when the kids can’t be on electronics 😂😂

Making Time For Mommy

Full-Service Marketing Boutique Agency Stephanie Pyrzynski, Co-Owner and VP of Geoffresh Inc. (pronounced: Jeff-Fresh) “Our agency was founded in 2007 by my husband Geoffrey. We specialize in web design and SEO. We also offer Google and Bing advertising, as well as social media management and consulting.”
Graphic Designer Katie Lingle “I’m a graphic designer and I’ve love creating custom wedding and event invitations, place cards, programs, etc.” Designed by Kate
Freelance Social Media Manager Kelly Oswald “If any of you have a business or a family friend with a business and you need someone to manage their social media or get it started message me. I have extremely reasonable rates and am willing to work with your business.”
Content writing and Copywriting Meg Mueller The Lit Bulb
Photographer Katharine Margaret New Client Special for full sessions $175. Kat Haring Photographic Artist
Photographer Danielle Dorsey I’m a photographer ❤️ Danielle Eileen Photography
Photographer Lisa Witkowski Photography
Photographer Lisa Witkowski Lisa Witkowski Photography

Homecare

Providence at Home, we provide non skilled/non medical help and companion services throughout IL and IL. We are also currently hiring dedicated caregivers. Send me a message for more information!

Gemstones and more

Shaneeka Gibson

Auras And Gemstones Tumbled stones, Spheres, Specimens, Freeforms, Towers, Chakra Pocket Stone Sets AND MORE!!!

Auras And Gemstones

 

Hair

Jen Kainz

Hi I am Jen Kainz and I’m an a Color Street Stylist. Color street is 100% nail polish strips that are dry and smudge free! Come check out my VIP page for girl fun, tips, giveaways, and fun designs!! 🥳

Facebook Group

Glamour Girl Nails with Jen!

Nails

Jen Kainz

Glamour Girl Nails with Jen!

Skin

Jessica Lakie

I’m an Esthetican at massage envy tinley park. I love making people feel better, weather it’s to help with a skin issue or to just relax! Message me if you have any questions ❤️

Skin

Abbie Keating-Cataldo

I‘m a licensed esthetician and I make Facial-in-a-Bag kits! They can be pre-curated or customized with a free phone consultation! Pick up in Oak Forest $40 each.

Busy Bee Beauty

Travel Agent

Kristi Besse

“I’m a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations! I’d love to help you plan your trip, and have you support my small business. I work from home while taking care of my 3 kids. I know Disney like the back of my hand, and it gives me something to focus on outside of the 3 kiddos! I’ve been planning Disney trips for the past 8 years, and have personally been visiting semi-annually since I was a kid.”

Making Memories with Kristi at MouseHunters Travel

Travel Agent

Aileen Mullee DiTuri

“I own Just Add Magic Travel™, a full service travel agency that specializes in Disney Destinations, Universal Orlando and Hollywood, Sandals and Beaches All Inclusive Resorts, and other specially curated major cruise lines and all inclusive properties. In fact, you’ve probably seen my wrapped Sandals and Beaches minivan cruising around the neighborhood 🙂 This is my seventh year in the industry and I’m a parent of kids in District 140. When you work with me you are supporting small business and receiving concierge-level services. Having a professional on your side is more important now than ever since guidelines and policies are frequently changing during these fluid times.”

Just Add Magic Travel

Travel Agent

Lauren Grady

“I’m a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations! I’m also experienced with Universal Studios, Sandals Resorts and cruises❤️✈️🛳🎢”

Mickey World Travel – Lauren Grady

Travel Agent

Kristi Besse

“I’m a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations! I’ve been personally visiting Disney annually for 30+ years, and have been planning Disney vacations for more than 7 years. Booking through me costs exactly the same as booking with Disney direct, but you’ll be helping support my small business!”

Making Memories with Kristi at MouseHunters Travel

Children’s Book Author

Megan Prendergast

“I wrote a children’s book about inclusion for all.”

MM&C Publishing – Included

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