Rebecca Asfour is the owner and master teacher at The Dailey Method Barre + Cycle studio in Vernon Hills and Lake Forest. She is passionate about community, movement and wellness, and strives to bring that to everyone she meets. Rebecca lives in Lake Forest with her husband and their two children, and their new puppy. When she’s not working or working out, she’s probably reading a book or tending to her garden. Read our article to see how she is cultivating community in Vernon Hills, Lake Forest and beyond!
Today I’m going to introduce you to this warm wife and mother of two who just celebrated their family’s year anniversary A New York native, Jessica, has moved around with her family for years and they are happy to settle down in Libertyville. This is the same community where she opened 1st Choice Chiropractic in February which fulfilled a dream of hers. She is proud to work and live in the community of Libertyville and offer chiropractic care in conjunction with therapeutic muscle work and stretching. Read our interview to learn more about this positive, grateful Mom!
Charles and Jackie Tillman Interview with Sarah Paddack from Libertyville Area Moms to Inspire Change Where are you from and how long have you lived in town? What brought you to the area? Jackie- Born in San Diego and moved around my whole life. My dad served...
The Art of Pie’s berry pie is a surefire winner.
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Meet local Dad of three and owner of North Shore Salt Therapy, Mike Kaplan!
Happy Father’s Day! I’m proud to introduce you to Scott, husband and father of three who grew up in Libertyville and is happy to have his children follow in his footsteps. From playing sports on the same fields to learning in the same classrooms and frequenting the same restaurants like Picnic Basket, Dairy Queen, Mickey Finn’s Austin’s and Firkin Scott is happy to share these experiences with his family after many years moving around the country. Scott joined the Marines after graduating from Libertyville High School and went on to become an attorney for large firms, non-profits & government. Upon returning to Illinois two years ago he established the Burton Law Firm, LLC a legal practice with a focus on estate and small business planning. Read the article to learn about his commitment to a compassionate, easy approach for his clients, his great advice he received from his father and his love for local.
We speak to the author of one of this summer’s funniest books—all about mom culture
Nikki is a warm, vibrant local wife and mother currently living in Fox Lake! She is an entrepreneur with a new business, Nanny Nikki Music. Nikki is living her dream combining her love for children and music. She is a storyteller who sings and plays the ukulele – and I can attest that she can get all children of any age engaged and having a blast. We loved her socially distanced concert and had kids ages 1.5 – 10 years old dancing and singing. She has pivoted her new business to adapt to the current times provided these socially distant shows as well as virtual ones. Read our full interview to learn more about her family, experience, advice and recommendations like Shakou, Firkin, Milwalky Taco and Bina Venkataman’s book and TED talk.
Heather’s Gym has come full circle! They’ve returned to their roots with outside classes! HG began outdoors years ago and now after months of virtual lessons they are so excited to be back outside with their community! Read the full article written by Heather to see how they will continue to adapt, pivot and evolve to offer many options for you to exercise and connect safely.
I have always turned to book to help me teach tough topics to my children. Thankfully, Christa Lawrence, Marketing Manager at the Mundelein Park & Recreation District wrote and illustrated “My New Mask” to help kids tackle this topic and adapt to the changes caused by the pandemic. Speaking of adapting, like all businesses, the Mundelein Park & Recreation District has needed to pivot to help the community and fundraise. Historically done through events which had to be cancelled, Christa thought to donate proceeds to the Mundelein Parks Foundation. Christa is an asset to MPRD and the community. She combined her dream to create a children’s book into a reality that at the same time helps children and the foundation!
I can’t wait for you to meet, Liz! She is one driven and philanthropic Mom of two who recently started a new chapter in her career. Liz has lived in Gurnee and Vernon Hills for the past 30 years, but prior to that she was an immigrant who was born and raised in Romania. She was a political refugee in Budapest, Hungary before her journey to Chicago. Liz opened Legacy Wealth two years ago. Read our interview to find out about her vision for Financial Planning with a Heart so no family is left behind. Speaking of Heart – Liz sure has a big one. She spends much of her time volunteering for A Safe Place, PADS, and the Roberti Center. Another group in Waukegan that she supports is LEA Girls: Leadership Empowerment Action for Girls. You’ll love Liz goal to spread love, kindness, positivity and gratitude.
View this article to find out all of the June happenings at Hawthorn Mall!
No doubt about it, anxiety and Covid-19 seem to go together like two peas in a pod. Whether you were already battling anxiety before this pandemic began, worrying about keeping your family healthy, the economy, homeschooling and more can certainly trigger it....
I’m so happy to introduce you to Jill! She has been living in the North Shore for eight years with her husband and two kids when they moved from Canada. Jill is an instructor at The Dailey Method and you can find her at both of the studios in Vernon Hills and Lake Forest. I enjoy taking Jill’s classes and love her passion for fitness, wellness and creating community. She is happy to have discovered Vernon Hills and Libertyville once Rebecca opened the second studio in Mellody Farm. Her family loves to dine at O’Toole’s and shop the independent stores all across the North Shore. Read more to learn about her family, her wise advice and podcasts / TED talks!
As busy moms, we’ve realized well-made clothes are crucial. For one, they simply last longer which saves us time shopping for constant replacements (and can be used as hand-me-downs for future kids—bonus!). But perhaps more importantly, they encourage active play and...
Have you heard of Stokke, the Scandinavian brand that is designing better products that strengthen the bond between babies and parents? Not only are these beautiful pieces manufactured to be completely safe and ergonomic (for both children and parents!), but...