Meet A Mom
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.
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!).
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!
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.
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!
Let me introduce Annemarie Sampson, a Libertyville Mom of 5 children, wife of one Husband, Darwin and passionate business owner and wellness expert. After searching for safe and affordable products in the store, she has now partnered with an online wellness company to help educate consumers on sourcing safe and affordable products for your health and for your home. Annemarie also volunteers for a couple of Non-profit organizations: Lawrence Hall, a therapeutic day school on the Chicago’s North side and Eden restoration project, a Lake County project to build community gardens. In her remaining free time, Annemarie loves the outdoors, running and biking on the local trails.
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!
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!
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...
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...