4 Childcare Personalities You’ll Find in Suburbia

4 Childcare Personalities You’ll Find in Suburbia

While there are tons of childcare options in the suburbs, most towns tend to have one approach that’s most popular. “Every town has its own childcare ‘personality,’” says Suburban Jungle Strategist Alli Levine. “Kids may go from preschool to extended care. Parents may pick up from school every day. In other towns, driving nannies take kids from parks and playdates to activities.” Here’s what Suburban Jungles suggests people moving consider

Why Montessori? Why Now?

Why Montessori? Why Now?

How Montessori education unleashes 21st-century kids to love learning and think big. By Brooke O’Neill “I hate school…except for recess,” the girl said matter-of-factly as she opened the ballet studio door. Her friend nodded in agreement. Both looked about eight. As...

Meet A Mom: Erin

Meet A Mom: Erin

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!

How to Carve a Turkey: Foolproof Instructions!

How to Carve a Turkey: Foolproof Instructions!

These helpful instructions were provided by dad of two Mike Geller, founder of Mike’s Organics in Stamford, CT. The traditional image of The Thanksgiving Turkey being carved at the dinner table is very romantic, but it not practical, nor is it the best way to...

Meet A Mom: Annemarie

Meet A Mom: Annemarie

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.

Meet A Mom: Aneta

Meet A Mom: Aneta

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!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Lattes

The Magical Slow Cooker is a popular blog of super simple, foolproof and family-friendly slow cooker recipes. In other words, it’s your answer to the perpetual question “What should I cook tonight?” Oregon-based mom of one (a 9-year-old daughter) Sarah Olson started...

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!

10 Reasons to Visit Goldfish Swim School

10 Reasons to Visit Goldfish Swim School

I wanted to share my top ten reasons we love Goldfish Swim School. Most importantly, we love it because they let each child go at their own pace and really get to know them to find out what motivates them and makes them feel comfortable! They get creative and think...

Want a “Great School” for Your Kids?  Start with These 5 Questions.

Want a “Great School” for Your Kids? Start with These 5 Questions.

Every family is different, but they all seem to align on one thing: the priority to have “great schools” for their kids. The challenge? Each family defines “great schools” differently. Suburban Jungle works closely with each client to find the community with the best fit. To determine the right types of schools for your family, Suburban Jungle suggests asking yourself FIVE key questions.

5 Things To Do Before Becoming Pregnant

5 Things To Do Before Becoming Pregnant

Deciding to take the plunge into parenthood in itself is a big challenge. But before you do that, pause for a second – or even a month or two. In order to give yourself the best opportunity for a healthy pregnancy and ultimately a healthy baby, here are the top 5...

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...

Pumpkin Turkey Chili from Domestikatedlife!

Pumpkin Turkey Chili from Domestikatedlife!

This story was shared by The Local Moms Network Contributor Kate Bowler of Domestikatedlife.    PUMPKIN TURKEY CHILI INGREDIENTS Olive Oil 1 Large Yellow Onion, Diced 2 Cloves Of Garlic, Minced 1 Lb. Of Ground Turkey 1 Packet Of Chili Seasoning 2 Tsp. Of Paprika 2...

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