Hey there, I'm not far from Rogers Park, and used to live there. If you wnat to get together with some other mamas I'm game!For grocery try: http://www.newleafnatural.net/Bread
, just North of you in Evanston: http://www.greatharvest.com/Take out or restaurants
(has delivery too)http://www.leonas.com/locations.html
(The Sheridan St. location is in RP.)
Just south of you in Edgewater: http://chicago.citysearch.com/profil...rian_cafe.html
Also, just a bit further South of you, In my neighborhood, Andersonville. (We walk from RP in under thirty minutes, give or take your exact location, bike or drive in just a few):http://www.mhenry.net/
(one of my favorite restaurants ever!)Parks:
Indian Boundary Park http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/i...7161271B8A.cfm
The lakefront! I can't think of the name of the exact park we used to play at, but if you go to the lake a few blocks North of Lunt, there is a playground that is pretty fun. There are also all sorts of playgrounds and playlots all over the place, the Prak District site above can direct you to them if you type in your zipcode.
I'm not sure about a crunchy moms list, but there i something called Northside Parents Network, http://www.npnparents.org/donAnnualFund.asp
. A bit mainstream, but useful. Also try the some meetups over at Be By Baby (an attachment parenting store) for some connections. I used to belong to a crunchy moms (it was actually a HipMama Yahoo group for Chicagoans) but went offline for a few years and "lost" it. Not sure if it still exists.
There is so much around there. You are so close to Evanston, Edgewater and Andersonville which are all great neighborhoods to check out too. If you need help with anything or want more suggestions, please feel free to PM me.
Goodluck on your move.