Meet A Mom
New Interview on our Website ✨Meet Three Moms: Hideko, Joy + Stacie from Libertyville Health and Mental Wellness
Read our interview with LHMW and see how these three lovely ladies are putting the spotlight on mental wellness for the youth in our community! I am proud to have connected with them and share their stories!
We are so grateful for these three to open up and share their personal struggles with anxiety, forgiveness, and anxiety in their children. We need to be candid and open about these topics to help support each other and our families through them.
They share about their local favorite spots too like Bentleys Pet Shop, Anam Cara, Blu Violet, Shakou, Sunset and the new Board Room.
Check out the Kindness Around Town Campaign they are creating in Libertyville with participating businesses to put the focus on human connection. You can learn more in our article at http://bit.ly/LAMLHMW
Participating businesses in the campaign:
Libbyville Lifestyle Boutique
Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters
The Village Hall
Salt of the Earth
Bentley’s Pet Stuff
Slammers Baseball Academy
Anam Cara Cafe
This girl mom is headed to space, and sharing all the deets with TLMN.
I’m honored to share Ashley’s story with you in this new “Meet a Mom” feature interview! Originally from Arlington Heights, this Mom of three boys has lived with her husband in Libertyville over a decade. Both Ashley and her husband played collegiate sports. She has been a teacher and coach for 14 years. Ashley’s Mom taught in Libertyville, and Ashley has taught in Northbrook and Prospect High School. Currently, she and her husband both teach and coach at Stevenson in Lincolnshire. Ashley teaches Health, Adapted Physical Education and Physical Education. This Mom is bursting with positivity, has an incredible outlook on life, values relationships, community and working with her students and young women on her team. She led her Girls Basketball team to victory to win the state championship last year! Read our interview for her sound advice on life, overcoming adversityy, the wonderful perspective she learned from her parents. and the advice she gives her team!
Plus, learn about her local favorites like O’Toole’s, Finn’s, Hitz, Bills Pub, Milwauky Taco, Main Street Social, Dos Amigos, Deerpath Inn, Heinz Orchard, Lake Minear, Touche Salon, Liberty Barber, Sports 11, Edie Boutique and How Impressive!
This week’s Meet a Mom interview is with Lake Forest mom of two wee ones and the program director of Gorton Community Center, Libby Johnson.
This amazing mom founded a powerful local organization days after the July 4th tragedy.
A self described “Navy Brat”, Hillary Bolke put down roots in Libertyville five years ago and has never looked back. “There are so many amenities of a big town,” Hillary muses, “but it has that small town vibe too.” A wife, mother, and reading enthusiast, Hillary is putting her passion into practice by volunteering with Lake County literacy nonprofit, Reading Power, Inc. Making a difference is in Hillary’s DNA. Learn more about how you can join Hillary and get involved with Reading Power here: https://readingpowerinc.org/tutors
Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington are offering resources that other moms of older children are desperately in need of.
Who is “Mama Monkey”? Read more about Sarah, the founder of Pediatric Interactions. As a speech therapist, she enjoyed helping families and has grown a team which can extend beyond one person’s reach. Her experience of having a premature baby provided her a view “from the other side” as a parent. Her continued passion to serve her community has allowed her to make many connections and help many local families.
Meet Two Sisters – Two Moms & Entrepreneurs! Tara Croft Baker and Mandi Croft Petoskey are business owners, moms, sisters, and it goes without saying, best friends. And they do everything together, from running marathons, to raising their kids, to planning trips to the dog park. And in between meetings and carpools, they talk on the phone at least twice a day. They grew up in Lincolnshire and went to Stevenson High School!
Tara owns her law firm, Trust – Estate Planning for New Families, which provides wills, trusts, and other estate planning services to young families (www.estateplanningfornewfamilies.com) ; Mandi’s practice, Neuro Educational Specialists, is a team of school and clinical psychologists who partner with families and school districts to provide comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations for children (www.neuroeds.com).
And they run their practices while raising their kids to be more like siblings than cousins. Tara’s kids are 11, 9, 6 and 6 and Mandi’s daughter is 2 – and, of course, they each have a dog. Needless to say, family get-togethers are not quiet!
This entrepreneurial crew is anything but boring and these sisters provide essential services to our communities.
Every mom has roles to juggle. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. This immigrant mom reveals how she could not have gotten this far without the help and support of the friends she’s made and the community she now calls home.