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Books, Podcasts & TED Talks Round-up

Books, Podcasts & TED Talks Round-up

We've created a round-up our favorite books, podcasts and Ted Talk recommendations in a tidy list for you! Thank you to our friends, family, book clubs, and all of you who gave us these suggestions (listed in alpha order) by commenting on our posts! Everyone can enjoy...

Meet A Mom: Marianne

Meet A Mom: Marianne

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!).

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...

Meet Captain Underpants and Dog Man Author Dav Pilkey!

Meet Captain Underpants and Dog Man Author Dav Pilkey!

To kids that love the incredibly popular Captain Underpants and Dog Man series of books, author/illustrator Dav Pilkey is like Tom Clancy, Stephen King, or J.K. Rowling—a true celebrity in his field. His funny and engaging stories and graphics have coaxed millions of...

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide!

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide!

 If we’re being real here, summer reading for moms can be a bit of a pipe dream, particularly for those of us who have young kids (as in, you need to be 100 percent focused on them to keep them alive). Or kids with crazy sports schedules. Or full-time jobs. Etc., etc....

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide for Kids!

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide for Kids!

We decided to put together a Summer Reading Guide for Kids, with recommendations from some of our moms across the country that make up The Local Moms Network. Check out their picks and freshen your reading routine this summer! Escargot by Dashka SlaterRecommended by:...

Meet A Mom: Suzanne

Meet A Mom: Suzanne

When Suzanne Slade moved to Libertyville in 1996 with her husband and two small children, she dreamed of writing children’s books. Although her journey to become a published author was long (eight straight years of rejection letters), generous writers in the community eventually helped her realize her dream.

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