Meet A Mom: Aneta

Meet A Mom: Aneta

I’m so proud to introduce you all to Aneta, a mother of two and Deerfield resident who moved to the United States from Poland over twenty years ago. She has a warm and friendly personality and a passion for children. They love their school, town and local favorites are Bobby’s Deerfield, Botanic Garden, AMC Northbrook Court, and of course Yu Kids Island at Hawthorn Mall and Woodfield Mall! Aneta brought this indoor playground to Chicago and shares her story, what Yu Kids Island is doing for the holidays and how they are helping the You Can Be An Angel Foundation and Chi Gives Back. Read on to learn more about her family, business and zest for life and travel!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Lattes

The Magical Slow Cooker is a popular blog of super simple, foolproof and family-friendly slow cooker recipes. In other words, it’s your answer to the perpetual question “What should I cook tonight?” Oregon-based mom of one (a 9-year-old daughter) Sarah Olson started...

Meet A Mom and Dad: Dianna and Rashied

Meet A Mom and Dad: Dianna and Rashied

I am so happy to introduce you to Dianna, a very sweet and proud wife and mother of two children who has lived in our area for almost 15 years. We also want you to meet her husband, Rashied, who signed with the Chicago Bears which brought them to Illinois. They were drawn to Mundelein and Libertyville to raise their family and love the schools, community restaurants, downtown area, and library. They both are charitable by nature volunteering at the local schools, serving on the board and coaching for Libertyville Boys Club (championship winners this year!) and running Saturday Place, an academic enhancement program for 3rd and 4th graders at Chicago Public Schools performing below grade level. Read the full article to learn more about Saturday Place and how these two met!

10 Reasons to Visit Goldfish Swim School

10 Reasons to Visit Goldfish Swim School

I wanted to share my top ten reasons we love Goldfish Swim School. Most importantly, we love it because they let each child go at their own pace and really get to know them to find out what motivates them and makes them feel comfortable! They get creative and think...

Want a “Great School” for Your Kids?  Start with These 5 Questions.

Want a “Great School” for Your Kids? Start with These 5 Questions.

Every family is different, but they all seem to align on one thing: the priority to have “great schools” for their kids. The challenge? Each family defines “great schools” differently. Suburban Jungle works closely with each client to find the community with the best fit. To determine the right types of schools for your family, Suburban Jungle suggests asking yourself FIVE key questions.

5 Things To Do Before Becoming Pregnant

5 Things To Do Before Becoming Pregnant

Deciding to take the plunge into parenthood in itself is a big challenge. But before you do that, pause for a second – or even a month or two. In order to give yourself the best opportunity for a healthy pregnancy and ultimately a healthy baby, here are the top 5...

Meet A Mom: Teresa Founder of Cerebelly

Meet A Mom: Teresa Founder of Cerebelly

This week’s meet-a-mom is Teresa Purzner, the accomplished mom of three who recently launched Cerebelly, an amazing new baby food brand. When she couldn’t find a product that was both convenient and had the nutrition she was looking for, she developed her own, which...

Meet A Mom: Joy Bauer of the Today Show

Meet A Mom: Joy Bauer of the Today Show

Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, is best known as the energetic and motivating resident nutritionist and health expert on NBC’s Today Show. This accomplishment, however, is only one item on her very full resume. Joy is also a columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, the New York City...

Pumpkin Turkey Chili from Domestikatedlife!

Pumpkin Turkey Chili from Domestikatedlife!

This story was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Kate Bowler of Domestikatedlife.    PUMPKIN TURKEY CHILI INGREDIENTS Olive Oil 1 Large Yellow Onion, Diced 2 Cloves Of Garlic, Minced 1 Lb. Of Ground Turkey 1 Packet Of Chili Seasoning 2 Tsp. Of Paprika 2...

Meet A Mom: Nicole

Meet A Mom: Nicole

Nicole Schaller works as Fitness Coordinator for Mundelein Park & Recreation District’s NovaCare Fitness. She oversees group exercise classes, fitness programs and personal training. In 2017 Nicole and Tim married. In 2019 their family grew to include Buddy, a Pointer puppy, (now nine months old). Then on April 29, Tim and Nicole welcomed their first child, Mason to the family. We wanted to ask Nicole about her career, why she chose it and what impact becoming a mom has had on her life.

Jane Goodell & A Lifetime of Sundays

Jane Goodell & A Lifetime of Sundays

Jane Skinner Goodell spent two decades working as a TV reporter and anchor, including with Fox News. The Northwestern University graduate is perhaps best known publicly as the wife of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Her latest project, A Lifetime of Sundays,...

Mobility City Offers New Services to Lake County and Surrounding Areas

Mobility City Offers New Services to Lake County and Surrounding Areas

Mobility City is a new service based business located in Grayslake. Libertyville residents Leann and Kevin Pignone recognized that there was a need for repair, rental and sales of mobility equipment.  They offer in home service, usually within 48 hours or less, or the ability to drop your equipment off for repair.  So between their Grayslake showroom and mobile van, they have been filling this service need since March of 2019.

Meet A Mom: Lindsay

Meet A Mom: Lindsay

Lindsay is a local Libertyville Mom to two little girl. Her and her husband met at Mickey Finn’s years ago and are both very involved with the community in many ways, some of which intertwine. Both love to serve the community in which they live. Lindsay is a registered nurse at Advocate Condell Medical Center and Dan is a teacher at Oak Grove School and coach of multiple sports at Libertyville High School. Dan is also the lead singer of a beloved local band Henneberry and Lindsay is on the steering committee of the local MOPS group and sells Rodan & Fields! Read more about this active, adorable family of four.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Juniors”

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Juniors”

Libertyville Junior Woman’s Club – Not just another woman’s club     The Libertyville Junior Woman's Club, or "Juniors" as we fondly refer to ourselves, is a service and philanthropic organization that focuses our resources towards helping the women and...

Meet A Mom: Jennifer

Meet A Mom: Jennifer

I have been a Professional Organizer and Speaker for over 20 years.  As my children grew, I expanded my client reach to include Business and Home-based clients and my speaking radius and repertoire to include the entire Midwest and presentations on all aspects of Organizing, Parenting, and Small Business Development. My real life experiences organizing and managing a large family, have allowed me to help clients from all walks of life to apply “real” organization that fits with their “real” life. When I present before groups, I am able to speak from humbling, life-changing, real life experiences; helping others to know that they are not alone and that they can do this crazy life in an organized, efficient, and fun manner.  JB Organizing is special because we don’t just change the spaces; we work with the clients to change their habits and teach them how to organize for themselves. We meet clients where they are in life and walk the journey with them from there. We work hard to get to know our clients. We are known for our personal touch and how we completely customize the process to fit the specific needs of the individual and their life.

5 Things City Families Don’t Think About When Exploring the Suburbs (But Should…) from the experts at Suburban Jungle

5 Things City Families Don’t Think About When Exploring the Suburbs (But Should…) from the experts at Suburban Jungle

Whether you are looking to move to the suburbs, or might be moving between suburbs, the town you’ll next call “home” needs to have A+ schools, a solid youth sports scene, tons of parks and playgrounds and a real sense of community you and your crew can dive right into. The experts at Suburban Jungle shared with us 5 key things to consider when making a move – and how they can help!

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