Meet A Mom: Jen

Meet A Mom: Jen

I’m so excited to introduce you to one of my closest friends! Jen and I were co-workers almost 20 years ago right out of college at JPMorgan Chase and she’s been one of my best friends ever since. They live in Lincoln Park but come to visit us here often and enjoy going to Mickey Finn’s, Lifetime Fitness and Great Wolf Lodge. Their favorite spots in the city are Lincoln Park Zoo, Alfred Caldwell Lily Pools, Chicago Park District, Ricardo’s, Summer House and Green Tea Sushi. When I met Jen decades ago her boyfriend was moving here to live near her and start a business. They flipped one condo, had an amazing destination wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica that I attended, and the rest is history! Years later and her husband Mike is a builder and real estate developer in Chicago with an event space and they recently built a luxury Villa in – you guessed it – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica! Read our interview to learn more about Jen, her family and their businesses! The travel industry is expected to bounce right back so start dreaming of a family trip, corporate trip, or women’s wellness retreat at this villa with stunning ocean and jungle views including a view of the renowned National Park of Manuel Antonio!

Meet Three Sisters: Jackie, Katie & Andrea

Meet Three Sisters: Jackie, Katie & Andrea

These three sisters, two of which are Moms, have been guiding me to pick affordable fashion and home decor for months! I love their account @amazingfinders and was thrilled to get to know more about them in our interview! Read on to learn the story behind Jackie, Katie and Andrea’s business and family. I loved learning about their favorite local spots, vacation spots (we have the same one – Long Boat Key, Florida) and podcasts. We could all use more positivity in our lives so I’ll be checking out Bobby Bones’ “Tell Me Something Good”. Follow these sweet siblings to for some stylish inspiration!

Ways To Teach Your Kids To Honor Veterans At Home

Ways To Teach Your Kids To Honor Veterans At Home

On Veteran’s Day we honor, remember and thank all of those who serve and have served our country. Many of us with little ones are looking for ways to teach them about Veteran’s Day and how to show thanks to our veterans. Scroll down for a list of options including...

Meet A Mom: Kelsey

Meet A Mom: Kelsey

Kelsey and her husband are brand new parents of a beautiful little girl. She is navigating her new journey into motherhood during a pandemic, but the good side is there is more time to focus on family. Kelsey and her husband and her enjoy date nights at Mickey Finn’s and they are enjoying testing out local family friendly restaurants and activities. Read more to learn about Kelsey’s career as the Community Center Operations Manager at the Mundelein Park District!

Meet A Mom: Jenifer

Meet A Mom: Jenifer

I’m grateful to know Jenifer who is a supportive, local Mom and small business owner! Here is her introduction to the LAM Community – Looking back to a year ago, I never would have expected that a little chance I took would grow in to such an amazing blessing for our family and a source of joy for so many! I am just a mom that took a leap of faith on a fun little business idea and now have a full heart and a full schedule as the proud owner of Card My Yard – Libertyville, which has really flourished through these uncertain times. I get to do something I love, I have the privilege of growing a small business out of my garage and am blessed with a loving family, including 3 amazing children who are so fun to watch grow and find their own paths! I constantly wish I had a few more hours in each day, but am thankful that I get my chance to “Do It All”.

Meet A Mom: Kristine

Meet A Mom: Kristine

WOW! It was really fun interviewing with Kristine and learning about how her business started right here in Libertyville over 17 years ago! She has been actively involved in the community for over a quarter of a century, volunteering and giving back in so many ways. Let’s try and support her and our local stores this holiday season during this critical time to keep our stores open for years to come. Read more to find out how she started out of her dining room and her journey to where she is today!

Cerebelly: What a Neurosurgeon Created to Feed Her Own Kids

Cerebelly: What a Neurosurgeon Created to Feed Her Own Kids

As an expert on brain development, Teresa knew how crucial proper nutrition was during her children’s first few years. That’s why she developed @eatcerebelly, a game-changing new brand of baby food. As a busy working mom, she knew how difficult it was to make food that met the high bar she set—but she couldn’t find something that fit the bill in the grocery store. Now, Cerebelly is available at Whole Foods, Target, Wegmans and Kroger stores nationwide, as well as online at cerebelly.com (use code LOCALMOMS35 for 35% off!). We spoke to Teresa about why the first few years of a child’s life is the perfect time to focus on their nutrition, her nutrition criteria for Cerebelly, and more. Link in bio.

Meet a Mom: Sharon Feldstein of YourMomCares!

Meet a Mom: Sharon Feldstein of YourMomCares!

Recently we had the opportunity to chat with Sharon Feldstein, a dynamic mom who is co-founder, CEO and the visionary behind YourMomCares (YMC). This amazing organization was founded by Sharon and her lifelong friend Patsy Noah and Terria Joseph; these women are moms...

Fall Fashion From Allure Designs

Fall Fashion From Allure Designs

  By: Allure Designs   Leopard Peasant Top   Take a walk on the wild side with fun and fierce animal prints! From virtual meetings to lunch dates, these light and airy peasant tops will keep you looking chic and stylish!   Ideal For: Lunch, Brunch,...

Meet A Mom: Julie

Meet A Mom: Julie

I’m excited for you to meet this kind, friendly wife and Mom of a Libertyville High School student. She is thrilled for her new position as President of the Libertyville Junior Woman’s Club which is all about service, philanthropy, community and friendship. She is proud to make a difference in her community and would love more woman to join them! Read our interview to learn more about Julie, her family and her interests!

Apple Crumble Recipe

Apple Crumble Recipe

The Uber-talented sisters from Host to Perfection share their go-to way to use up apples this season.

Meet A Mom: Margaret

Meet A Mom: Margaret

This Mom featured in this week’s Meet A Mom series is a wife, mother of four and owner of Our Joy Infant Care who employs over 60 night nurses and nannies! She started her business 11 years ago in Chicago where she moved from Ghana, West Africa. After living in Chicago for over a decade she recently moved to Lindenhurst to expand her business to Lake County. Read on to learn about her family, business, and what is next for her which includes becoming an author!

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