Meet A Mom

Meet A Mom and Dad: Dianna and Rashied

Meet A Mom and Dad: Dianna and Rashied

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!

Meet A Mom: Teresa Founder of Cerebelly

Meet A Mom: Teresa Founder of Cerebelly

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...

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 A Mom: Nicole

Meet A Mom: Nicole

Nicole Schaller works as Fitness Coordinator for Mundelein Park & Recreation District’s NovaCare Fitness. She oversees group exercise classes, fitness programs and personal training. In 2017 Nicole and Tim married. In 2019 their family grew to include Buddy, a Pointer puppy, (now nine months old). Then on April 29, Tim and Nicole welcomed their first child, Mason to the family. We wanted to ask Nicole about her career, why she chose it and what impact becoming a mom has had on her life.

Meet A Mom: Lindsay

Meet A Mom: Lindsay

Lindsay is a local Libertyville Mom to two little girl. Her and her husband met at Mickey Finn’s years ago and are both very involved with the community in many ways, some of which intertwine. Both love to serve the community in which they live. Lindsay is a registered nurse at Advocate Condell Medical Center and Dan is a teacher at Oak Grove School and coach of multiple sports at Libertyville High School. Dan is also the lead singer of a beloved local band Henneberry and Lindsay is on the steering committee of the local MOPS group and sells Rodan & Fields! Read more about this active, adorable family of four.

Meet A Mom: Jennifer

Meet A Mom: Jennifer

I have been a Professional Organizer and Speaker for over 20 years.  As my children grew, I expanded my client reach to include Business and Home-based clients and my speaking radius and repertoire to include the entire Midwest and presentations on all aspects of Organizing, Parenting, and Small Business Development. My real life experiences organizing and managing a large family, have allowed me to help clients from all walks of life to apply “real” organization that fits with their “real” life. When I present before groups, I am able to speak from humbling, life-changing, real life experiences; helping others to know that they are not alone and that they can do this crazy life in an organized, efficient, and fun manner.  JB Organizing is special because we don’t just change the spaces; we work with the clients to change their habits and teach them how to organize for themselves. We meet clients where they are in life and walk the journey with them from there. We work hard to get to know our clients. We are known for our personal touch and how we completely customize the process to fit the specific needs of the individual and their life.

Meet A Mom: Kelly

Meet A Mom: Kelly

Kelly Fakhoury is a local wife and mom who spends her days as an attorney and her nights and weekends as the Operations Director for Gracie Barra Libertyville, a jiu jitsu academy she and her husband, Jamil Fakhoury, own and operate with their five children.  Kelly is a Grand Rapids, Michigan native who has always loved to shop and support local. Read more to learn about Kelly and her family’s busy life and where they love to play around Libertyville.

Meet Ali – Founder of Suburban Jungle

Meet Ali – Founder of Suburban Jungle

Suburban Jungle is one of our favorite resources for families moving to the ‘burbs. It’s a real estate business founded by mom and real estate veteran Alison Bernstein, totally focused on helping buyers learn about different towns before making the leap. We spoke to the Greenwich mom of four about her family life in Back Country, her growing brand and her favorite spots in the area.

Meet a Mom: Optometrist Vlada Nakhlis

Meet a Mom: Optometrist Vlada Nakhlis

I'm happy to introduce you to Dr. Vlada Nakhlis, owner and optometrist (Doctor of Optometry) of the bustling Optometry offices, EyeSee, located in the heart of Lincolnshire and Des Plaines! The super busy mama of three young children has worked very hard to be where...

Meet A Mom: Shannon

Meet A Mom: Shannon

You may recognize this local Mom from her fashion & lifestyle blog “This Lovely Life of Mine” or her children’s clothing company brands: Mustard Pie Clothing, Jak & Peppar & Little Prim. You may also recognize her from around town since she is a wife and mom of 3 who moved here 7 years ago with her family from Naperville. This St. Louis native is grateful to live in this community full of young friendly families where her children feel rooted. Read more to learn about their local favorites like Independence Grove, Lake Minear Beach, Ivanhoe Club, Dairy Dream, Main Street Social, Milwalky Taco and Mickey Finn’s!

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