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Meet A Mom: Maria

Meet A Mom: Maria

I’m so inspired by this Mom and Grandma and I cannot wait to share her story with you! Maria has a warm and calming presence about her and the minute you step foot in her boutique you’ll see the elegant, sophisticated and stylish touches. She can help you create your dream home with her beautiful decor, interior design services and experience of over 20 years of real estate broker and staging experience. Read our full interview to learn about her family, career and local favorites like Main Street Social, Firkin, Milwalky Taco, Happy Little Flame, 847 Running Company, Blu Violet, Stepping Stones Network and Love INC.

“What do you do when you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner and a world-wide pandemic strikes? As a wife, a mother of four, a grandmother of four, and a business owner, I’ve experienced plenty of hurdles and challenges in life, just like many other people. You learn to expect the unexpected; but a pandemic that no one has ever seen or experienced before, how do you navigate that? For me, it was all about learning how to pivot, adapt, and think differently. Each challenge, as it presented itself, was a way for me to think differently than I had in the past, to adapt my business to what was now my new reality, and to pivot my process moving forward. I learned a lot about my business, myself, the level of support I had in my arsenal, and my community. -Maria”

Meet A Mom: Kim

Meet A Mom: Kim

I’m so excited to share Kim’s story with you! She currently lives in Mundelein. Kim works in Libertyville as the General Manager at the Centre Club! The Advocate Condell Medical Center has been a huge part of her life since she was a child growing up in Libertyville. She took the babysitting course as a girl and has been involved with the hospital ever since! Her career there began there years ago and this special place is a part of her and her family. Read our article to learn more about Kim, the upcoming Safe Sitter course, and how she creates community at the Centre Club. Kim also shares about her local favorites like Mickey Finn’s, Pine Meadow Golf Club, MainStreet events, and the new Boutique in Centre Club!

Meet A Mom: Marianne

Meet A Mom: Marianne

LAM is thrilled to introduce you to this Mundelein Mama! Former journalist, this mom loves her town and has great recommendations for you! She loves supporting local with her husband and two daughters in tow. Family favorites are Goldfish Swim School and Mundelein Park District Spray Park. She also loves one of my daughter’s favorite places: Glamtique Salon & Store. Other favorites are Snickelfritz, Holcomb Hollow, Mundelein Computer Guys and her husbands home renovation company, Reserve Remodel. She is a sushi lover and her most frequented spots are Blufish, Star Sushi & Sushi Thai. Marianne is proud to work for local company, AbbVie. Read our interview to learn more about her career, family, and favorites! Don’t miss her favorite Podcast which can help us achieve balance!

Meet A Mom: Kim

Meet A Mom: Kim

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Kim! You may know her from around town since she’s always outdoors with her family and involved in local Mom groups. She’s most active with a Mom group that shaped her into the wonderful mother she is today, The Advocate Condell Look What We Can Do group (found on our Groups & Clubs Resource page). Fun Fact: I was a part of this group too when both of my kids were born. It is a wonderful resource for both Mom and baby. She also loves Libertyville Co-op and their many helpful resources (check our Calendar for one this week on Pediatric Sleep). Read our interview to learn more about Kim, her family and local favorites like Cook Library, Centre Club, Six Flags, and Wildberry. We are so proud she is now part of the LAM team (our first one!).

Meet A Mom: Vicky

Meet A Mom: Vicky

I’m happy to introduce you to this Mom who is so excited to welcome her first child next month! Vicky is a wife, elementary school music teacher, and best-selling children’s book author living in Gurnee. 
Read our interview to learn about her community, teaching during the pandemic, and what makes her books unique. Spoiler alert: My kids sure loved how interactive they are!

Meet A Mom: Bex

Meet A Mom: Bex

Where are you from and how long have you lived in town? What brought you to the area?I grew up in Mundelein and moved to Libertyville when I was just entering High School. I had my first real job in a shop on Milwaukee Ave, which ultimately led to my first...

Meet A Mom: Heather

Meet A Mom: Heather

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into how the past 11 months have affected Heather and her family. She is honest and motivating as usual and the pandemic drove her and her family to connect and create through fitness, wellness and a even book. Plus, they jumped on the pandemic puppy bandwagon! You have to see the adorable picture of their pup! Heather pivoted her business to expand and open a new studio with outdoor green space and a focus on cycle and bootcamp. She also began Impact Coaching to put us in the right headspace and much more. Read the full interview to learn more about Heather, her family, business and mentor, Todd Durkin!

Meet A Mom: Jan

Meet A Mom: Jan

I am thrilled to share with you my interview with Jan who is Mom to the Dr. Jordan and Dr. Jade of North Shore Pro-Active Health! She is also a Grandma to two adorable grandsons and the Sponsor of the LAM Holiday Gift Guide as the Division President of Diamond Residential Mortgage in Libertyville! Jan, Jordan and Jade are huge supporters of all things local and creating a community. She is also philanthropic and currently on the board of Twice as Nice Mother and Child DBA Keeping Families Covered. Her fun-loving and witty personality comes through in this interview and you’ll see why she’s been on over 500 radio and tv shows! Her and I share a love of books and favorite children’s book that teaches kids to be a part of the work in order to reap the rewards. Read the full interview and learn about her local favorites like Rocky Mountain Chocolate, Singalila, The Pottery Boutique, My Charcuterie and of course North Shore Pro-Active Health!

Meet Two Moms: Ally and Lauren

Meet Two Moms: Ally and Lauren

I can’t wait for your to read about Ally and Lauren who are best friends who grew up in Buffalo Grove and now live in Lake Zurich with their families! Get the scoop on all of their local LZ favorites like Breezewald Beach, Consume, Roaring Table, Beelow’s, Hungry Mule, Koffee Kup, Stomping Ground, D & J Bistro and Beelow’s. Fun Fact: Ally is the sister-in-law of the Chicago North Shore Moms Site Curator, Ellie! Theses Moms are all about community and have great advice on motherhood, travel destinations, and books! Enjoy learning about these two hands on Moms!

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