Meet A Mom

Meet A Mom: Annie

Meet A Mom: Annie

    Lake Forest based Fill a Heart 4 Kids (FAH4K), began around a kitchen table with Annie McAveeney and her daughters Lilly and Ellorie.  Now FAH4K helps over 1,350 unaccompanied homeless youth and foster children in the Chicagoland area every year with...

Meet A Mom: Marilyn

Meet A Mom: Marilyn

Marilyn is the heart of a fabulous family we are grateful to call neighbors! She is a Mom of three sweet, kind kiddos, wife to one of the best Dads around and her sister also lives down the street. This family was drawn to the Libertyville community from the city 7 years ago after attending the annual tree lighting in Cook Park with her sister. They loved the tight knit community and vibrant downtown. Marilyn is proud to be an Instructor at Heather’s Gym, her community within a community. She is a recent member turned instructor and shares her experience in this full interview. Come see how her love of fitness, music and motivating others shines through in her classes! Check the HG website and app for a listing of Marilyn’s classes!

Meet A Mom: Jena

Meet A Mom: Jena

Where are you from and how long have you lived in town? What brought you to the area?   I grew up in Arlington Heights, IL, and have lived in Wildwood (unincorporated Grayslake) for 15 years.  My family spends a lot of time in Libertyville—our church, Grace...

Meet A Mom: Liz

Meet A Mom: Liz

Meet Liz, a former teacher and current stay-at-home mom of two. Liz and her husband Chris grew up in Deerfield, but now live in Vernon Hills. Liz’s first husband was an Illinois State Trooper who was killed in the line of duty. Read more to learn about the important work Liz does since she was widowed in 2013.

Meet A Mom: Kim

Meet A Mom: Kim

    Can you please describe your family, where you live and how long you’ve lived there. Why did you choose to live in this area?   I live in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago with my husband, Clark, 3 year old son, Gavin, and 1 year old daughter,...

Lake Bell On Her New Movie, Saying No to Helicopter Parenting & More!

Lake Bell On Her New Movie, Saying No to Helicopter Parenting & More!

We’re calling it now: One of the biggest movies for kids this summer is bound to be The Secret Life of Pets 2, which is out June 7 and which we recently previewed.  Clever writing, skilled animation and smart messages (a warning about helicopter parenting is a theme...

Meet A Mom: Joyce

Meet A Mom: Joyce

I am so proud to introduce you to Joyce, the Director of the Greater Chicago Chapter of Safe Families for Children. She incorporates the theme of “Hospitality as a Way of Life” as she tells her story. Her warm, caring nature comes from her family history. I hope you enjoy hearing about her journey and are inspired to get involved!

Meet A Mom: April

Meet A Mom: April

Meet April, a loving Mom who devotes a large portion of her time to advocating for the safety of her children. She grew up in Wilmette and is a clerk for an Appellate Court Justice in Chicago. While living there she met her husband, a Libertyville native. He also works in the city for one of our beloved sports teams – the Chicago Cubs! They chose to raise their two daughters in his hometown of Libertyville. We are lucky to have this family who is making a big impact on the safety of our children with the Be Smart campaign. Read more to learn about April and the meaningful work she is doing in our community!

Meet Two Moms: Karimar and SanDerriqua

Meet Two Moms: Karimar and SanDerriqua

These two strong women originally from Puerto Rico and Texas moved to Illinois years ago for their husband’s careers. Collectively, they are Mama Bears to 8 children and love raising their kids in our community! Learn more about how they are combining their passions for their favorite Chicago Sports Team, fitness and helping people into their new careers! These two ladeis are fierce, fun and friendly and want to teach you all about the BearsFit family!

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