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Announcing Mundelein Park & Recreation’s New Children’s Book: “My New Mask”

Announcing Mundelein Park & Recreation’s New Children’s Book: “My New Mask”

I have always turned to book to help me teach tough topics to my children. Thankfully, Christa Lawrence, Marketing Manager at the Mundelein Park & Recreation District wrote and illustrated “My New Mask” to help kids tackle this topic and adapt to the changes caused by the pandemic. Speaking of adapting, like all businesses, the Mundelein Park & Recreation District has needed to pivot to help the community and fundraise. Historically done through events which had to be cancelled, Christa thought to donate proceeds to the Mundelein Parks Foundation. Christa is an asset to MPRD and the community. She combined her dream to create a children’s book into a reality that at the same time helps children and the foundation!

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...

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