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Hawthorn Mall’s Saplings Kids Club: Virtual Events

Hawthorn Mall’s Saplings Kids Clubs – Virtual Events Every Thursday for the next 6 weeks! All events will be posted on Hawthorn Mall’s Facebook page. The live story events have a * before them.Virtual Kids Club   *Week 1, April 2: Under the Sea Virtual Storytime...

8 Activities to Keep Kids Entertained (And Learning) While At Home by Lurie Children’s

With families spending more time at home, keeping children active and busy can be difficult. Activity Coordinator Ann Richards shares eight simple indoor activities — from board games to fun crafts —that will help keep kids occupied and active.

Books, Podcasts & TED Talks Round-up

We've created a round-up our favorite books, podcasts and Ted Talk recommendations in a tidy list for you! Thank you to our friends, family, book clubs, and all of you who gave us these suggestions (listed in alpha order) by commenting on our posts! Everyone can enjoy...

Virtual Activities Available To Families During Social Distancing

Several companies and people are offering virtual activities to families during this time of social distancing. We will continue to update this list constantly so that you can combat the cabin fever!     Local Virtual Options Kohl Children's Museum At Home...

Recipe: Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Our Sister Site South OC Moms Network came up with the most adorable treat St. Patrick's Day Treat with items you likely have on-hand! Check out this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charms ice cream sandwiches! There are only a few steps involved and the whole...

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: 5 Things to Remember

Your family needs to be prepared—not fearful. Here’s how to discuss things with your kids.

What You Will Need to Travel Starting on October 1, 2020

Have you been wondering what the “Real ID” program is? Lara Jens Travel is here to tell you where you can find more information and what will be necessary to obtain this information by 10/1/20!

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Meet A Mom: Maureen

Meet A Mom: Maureen

I am a Libertyville Area Mom, born and bred. I was born at Condell Hospital and lived in Libertyville, went to Copeland and Highland schools. At 13, my family moved to Buffalo Grove, and I went to Stevenson High School. After a brief detour out to the east coast, for college at University of Vermont, and a stint working in Boston, I returned back to Chicago, where I met the love of my life David, and eventually we settled back into Vernon Hills, the community we have fallen in love with. The community in the Vernon Hills/Libertyville area I have connected has made this area a place where I am happy to spend all my days raising my family.

Hawthorn Mall’s Saplings Kids Club: Virtual Events

Hawthorn Mall’s Saplings Kids Club: Virtual Events

Hawthorn Mall’s Saplings Kids Clubs – Virtual Events Every Thursday for the next 6 weeks! All events will be posted on Hawthorn Mall’s Facebook page. The live story events have a * before them.Virtual Kids Club   *Week 1, April 2: Under the Sea Virtual Storytime...

Meet A Mom: Stephanie

Meet A Mom: Stephanie

Meet @simplybeecounseling Heath and Nutrition Coach, Stephanie Smith, a mom of two Oak Grove girls, originally from Boston who put down roots in Libertyville with her husband, Brian three years ago. She is a local teacher and former district administrator who has a passion for educating people to live their best life.

She’s on a mission with Simply Bee to help people live a happier and more vibrant life and believes that much of that begins with food, movement and mindset. Learn morea bout quick and healthy meal recipes; snack ideas dietary and allergy restrictions; pantry and fridge staples for good mood and energy; a simple and intuitive way to approach meal planning; and accountability and support to make real changes.

Stephanie takes the stress out of dieting, meal planning, and family dinners by giving you tangible tools to eat better and feel happier. Call 224-424-0432 or go to www.simplybeecounseling.net to sign up for your 90 minute consultation for only $75.For the past three year, she feels inspired by the strong and brilliant women in the Libertyville community and she is eager to join the @simplybeecounseling team to become a contributor as well.

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  • 04/10/2020VIRTUAL - Heather's Gym Classes
  • 04/10/2020 10:00 amVirtual Easter Egg Hunt by Play Tyme Gym
  • 04/10/2020 10:30 amVirtual Storytime Yoga and Art w/ Miss Angie
  • 04/10/2020 11:00 amVirtual Book Share - Best of 2019
  • 04/10/2020 12:00 pmVIRTUAL - Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
  • 04/10/2020 3:00 pmVirtual -Facebook Live-Read Alouds
  • 04/10/2020 8:00 pmEye of the Tiger Singalong & Lightshow!
  • 04/11/2020VIRTUAL - Heather's Gym Classes
  • 04/11/2020 9:00 amVirtual Easter Egg Hunt
  • 04/11/2020 10:00 amVirtual -FREE! Online Fitness Classes-Yoga with Diane
  • 04/11/2020 11:00 amRock & Reading with Leonardo - online live concert
  • 04/11/2020 12:00 pmVIRTUAL - Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
  • 04/11/2020 1:30 pmZoom Book Discussion - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
  • 04/11/2020 9:00 pmVirtual MNO : Mommy Guilt BINGO
  • 04/12/2020VIRTUAL - Heather's Gym Classes
  • 04/12/2020Book the Easter Bunny for a Call today! By Hardy Party
  • 04/12/2020 12:00 pmVIRTUAL - Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
  • 04/12/2020 2:00 pmThe Bunny LIVE at Home on Instagram Live!
  • 04/13/2020VIRTUAL - Heather's Gym Classes
  • 04/13/2020 12:00 pmVIRTUAL - Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
  • 04/13/2020 1:00 pmVIRTUAL - Marine Biology Camp
  • 04/13/2020 1:00 pmVIRTUAL - Magic Mondays - Kindness is Magic LIVE: 15 Minute Magic Show and Class Series
  • 04/13/2020 3:00 pmVirtual -Facebook Live-Read Alouds
  • 04/14/2020VIRTUAL - Heather's Gym Classes
  • 04/14/2020 12:00 pmVIRTUAL - Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
  • 04/14/2020 1:00 pmVirtual -The Story of Florence Nightingale - online live performance
  • 04/14/2020 7:00 pmLive Stream Bedtime Storytime by Fremont Public Library
  • 04/14/2020 7:00 pmVirtual Fireside Chat on Foster Care & Adoption
  • 04/15/2020VIRTUAL - Heather's Gym Classes
  • 04/15/2020 12:00 pmVIRTUAL - Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
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Meet A Mom: Maureen

Meet A Mom: Maureen

I am a Libertyville Area Mom, born and bred. I was born at Condell Hospital and lived in Libertyville, went to Copeland and Highland schools. At 13, my family moved to Buffalo Grove, and I went to Stevenson High School. After a brief detour out to the east coast, for college at University of Vermont, and a stint working in Boston, I returned back to Chicago, where I met the love of my life David, and eventually we settled back into Vernon Hills, the community we have fallen in love with. The community in the Vernon Hills/Libertyville area I have connected has made this area a place where I am happy to spend all my days raising my family.

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