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Holiday Neighborhood Traditions

Holiday Neighborhood Traditions

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...

Traveling with Kids? How to Pack a Perfect Carry-On!

Traveling with Kids? How to Pack a Perfect Carry-On!

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....

8 Legit Reasons to Hire a Professional Childproofer

8 Legit Reasons to Hire a Professional Childproofer

  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...

Why Montessori? Why Now?

Why Montessori? Why Now?

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...

Meet A Mom: Erin

Meet A Mom: Erin

Meet Erin, whom I’m proud & happy to introduce to you! She is a wife, Mom of four, sister, and daughter of a former local dentist. This fun, fabulous, fierce female entrepreneur and small business owner founded The Beachwaver Co., globally distributed beauty company, and B.Bungalow, beloved local Libertyville boutique with her two sisters, Emily & Sarah (celebrity hair stylist). The sisters are filled with home town love for Libertyville. Sarah was the recipient of the 2019 annual The Big Idea Alumni Achievement Award. You’ll find them doing fundraisers for local schools, on the athletic fields, Cook Memorial Library, Dunn Museum, in downtown Libertyville for the tree lighting, parades, & farmers markets or dinner at Shakou, Tavern, Bottaio, Pizzerie DeVille, Burnsies Uptown, The Liberty, Lee’s Donuts and Deerpath Inn. Read more about Erin, her family and her thriving businesses – plus find links to shop and to their info in our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

Tips for Making your Holiday Gingerbread House a Home

Tips for Making your Holiday Gingerbread House a Home

Written by Amanda Marijanovic of Taste Buds Kitchen, Bannockburn.     Few things in life are as delightful (and delicious) as whipping up a batch of holiday treats with the ones you love. This year, why not add gingerbread house decorating to your family...

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