Here is your Weekend Round-up for February 21st – February 23rd! If you go, let them know, Libertyville Area Moms sent you. Call ahead to check for availability. Check our Calendar for many more events!
We love to support local and the restaurants in our area is where we create many family memories and celebrate life’s many milestones. We hope this list of Kids Eat Free & Happy Hours helps save you time when selecting where to dine!
I am thrilled to introduce you to this local Mom and Dad! They make a great pair complimenting each other with their strengths and interests in their personal and professional lives. They are very involved in the community in all aspects. As new business owners in Libertyville, they are proud to be a part of MainStreet and looking forward to helping their neighbors with tax preparation and consulting. They have two beautiful little girls who attend St. Joseph’s and Poko Loko Learning Center. Plus, they take full advantage of all of the amazing family activities and restaurants are community has to offer. Diana also works in Marketing for Hilton Hotels and brings that experience to help grow their new family business. I have enjoyed getting to know them and I hope you do too as you read their inspiring story! Diana’s experience as a child shaped her work ethic and love for community as she grew up watching her Dad run his dental practice just a stone’s throw away from where her and Andrew’s new business, Friess Financial, sits today.
There’s no “right” time to move from the city to the suburbs—but moving in the preschool years can make getting in the mix even easier… here are 5 reasons why from the experts at Suburban Jungle!
Have you been considering a theatre education program or summer camp? Citadel Theatre is a professional theatre company based in Lake Forest. Their mission is to produce exciting, compelling, emotionally and intellectually rich work. They also offer a Theatre for Young Audience and Education Program. Citadel Theatre offers workshops, classes and camps for children that provide a wonderful learning experience while gaining confidence, communication skills and integrate creativity with teamwork. Read the full article to learn more about their play-based learning experience and their 5 reasons why every child should explore, create and discover their artist within.
Meet Marianne, a Nashville-based mom with an Illinois connection. Two months ago, Marianne was flying to Chicago for work and coincidentally sat next to my husband, Ryan who told her all about the Libertyville Area Moms network. Turns out Marianne is a longtime children’s book author and artist whose books I have known and loved for years — and maybe you have, too! Marianne’s Chicago connection is her publisher for more than a decade, Sourcebooks, Inc. in Naperville who distributes her books all over the world. (side note – Sourcebooks is the largest woman owned publisher in the US!).
College of Lake County created a solution for busy adults with Super-Charged Saturdays, a new program with eight-week blended courses. Combining on-campus meetings with online coursework allows for convenience in planning studies around your work and family commitments, not the other way around. Read the article to learn more!
Listen up Busy Moms, now is the time to make your health, your happiness, a priority in your life! Your health and well-being are vital, not just for a happy life, but for a longer more satisfying life. Read the latest blog from Heather Fahrenkrog, owner and master instructor of Heather’s Gym, and feel inspired to make yourself a priority in your life.
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This Wife and Mom of two has certainly come full circle! I’m thrilled to introduce you to Adrienne who is the Director or the preschool she attended as a child! Read all about this educator who truly values the educational system in Libertyville and has that hometown spirit! Join Libertyville Cooperative Nursery School for one of their monthly Parent Coffees that is open to the community and offers educational topics for parents. Read the article to learn more about her and her family, her connection to Libertyville schools and all of the great offerings at LCNS!
Do you have the new year’s resolution to go back to school or get started on a new certificate or degree? Learn more about how to do this with virtual information sessions at CLC. Now through January 9, you can learn about getting started, scholarships and more – all from the comfort of your own home! More information at www.clcillinois.edu/start
Let’s welcome Michaela and her growing family to our community! She moved here with her husband and two kids from Ohio less than two months ago… and she’s expecting their third child! This Mom is all about creating a genuine, supportive community of friends like she did with Fit4Mom Willoughby, Ohio. She is the new owner of Fit4Mom Vernon Hills – Highland Park, the Hustle & Muscle studio in Hawthorn Mall! Stop in to meet this friendly, driven Mom and become a part of her tribe! Read the full article to learn more about Micheala and her local favorites like Birdy’s Coffee House, Casa Bonita & Botanic Garden.
Setting intentions for the New Year, whether it be for health, motherhood, marriage or even work, can be inspiring and help you reach new goals. But keeping them, of course, is the hard part. We turned to two experts, therapist Caitlyn Dunn, LCSW, and Yale Medicine...
Milk Jug Luminaries Tradition We moved to a very special neighborhood 2.5 years ago. We knew it was the "milk jug" neighborhood when we bought the home but nonetheless we were surprised to see the former owners left us 15 milk jugs, a string of lights and a note in...
These timeless classics will help your whole family feel more festive at bedtime.
Flying with kids this Winter? For most moms, that means prepping ahead by thoughtfully packing a well-stocked carry-on. Before kids, your carry-on might have typically only held some noise-cancelling headphones, the latest magazines and a book—stuff to pass the time....
Vibrating the back of a rug with a specially modified vacuum cleaner. As much as we all take care when visiting friends and family for the holidays, accidents still happen. One moment you’re holding a canapé in one hand and a glass of wine in the other (red of...
While there are tons of childcare options in the suburbs, most towns tend to have one approach that’s most popular. “Every town has its own childcare ‘personality,’” says Suburban Jungle Strategist Alli Levine. “Kids may go from preschool to extended care. Parents may pick up from school every day. In other towns, driving nannies take kids from parks and playdates to activities.” Here’s what Suburban Jungles suggests people moving consider
Whether you have one on the way and/or a little crawler under your roof, it’s time to start planning out your home defense system for your fast moving, curious and stealthy toddler. Baby proofing equipment is readily available to purchase, and with the help of...
How Montessori education unleashes 21st-century kids to love learning and think big. By Brooke O’Neill “I hate school…except for recess,” the girl said matter-of-factly as she opened the ballet studio door. Her friend nodded in agreement. Both looked about eight. As...