Meet Two Moms: Brittany & Melissa

Meet Two Moms: Brittany & Melissa

Brittany Dobslaf & Melissa Ackerman Where are you from and how long have you lived in town? What brought you to the area? Brittany & Melissa both grew up in Buffalo Grove.  After going off to college and some other post college ventures, life would find them...

Meet A Mom: Sara Hood

Meet A Mom: Sara Hood

This inspiring mom started life in a Sudan refugee camp—and that was only the first challenge she overcame on her path to health and happiness. Read on to learn about this Mom who is such a positive force in her two son’s lives. Her and her husband, Evander “Ziggy” Hood of the New Orleans Saints were college sweethearts. I hope you enjoy her powerful story and advice.

5 Things About Suburban Jungle

5 Things About Suburban Jungle

Suburban Jungle launched from a real need—having a resource to get the real insider scoop on a community. If you don’t have personal connections in a town, it can be hard to engage with “local”—even social media groups and boards don’t usually allow non-residents in. ...

Meet A Mom: Heather

Meet A Mom: Heather

Heather is a wife and Mom of two who has been working at Mundelein Park & Recreation District for the past 13 years. She’s been dancing since she was three years old and teaching it since she was 16 years old. She has a Master’s in Education which helps with her role as the Dance Coordinator. Her love for her job shines through in her interview! Read on to hear what she loves best about her job and how she balances her work and life.

Meet A Mom: Lara

Meet A Mom: Lara

  Where are you from and how long have you lived in town? What brought you to the area? I’m originally from California and moved into the Vernon Hills area about 27 years ago because of my job. Do you have child(ren)? Age(s) Yes, a daughter who is 13. What are...

39th Annual Festival of the Arts in Cook Park

39th Annual Festival of the Arts in Cook Park

David Adler Music & Arts Center, GLMV Chamber present 39th Annual Festival of the Arts in Cook Park     The David Adler Music and Arts Center and GLMV Chamber present the 39th Annual Festival of the Arts in Cook Park, Libertyville the weekend of August 3 and...

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...

4 Common Myths about CBD, Debunked

4 Common Myths about CBD, Debunked

                        Recently, The Local Moms Network introduced you to the dynamic mompreneurs behind Press Pause Project, a CBD line launched for women, by women. Founders Dawn Fable and Torrey Benson...

Vernon Hills Summer Cel Weekend Kicks Off Tonight!

Vernon Hills Summer Cel Weekend Kicks Off Tonight!

Written by: Toni Pastorino Vernon Hills is getting ready to kick off its annual Summer Celebration, which runs Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21, and features tons of activities for people of all ages.     Summer Celebration has long been a symbol...

Host to Perfection’s Naked Lime Cake

Host to Perfection’s Naked Lime Cake

Sisters Barbara and Carolina are the talented entertaining experts behind Host to Perfection. Their Instagram feed is pure inspiration, and this Greenwich, CT-based duo now have almost 40,000 followers getting ideas from their tablescapes, recipes and more. The women...

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!

Financial Freedom by Tranel Financial Group

Financial Freedom by Tranel Financial Group

      What does financial freedom mean?   What does it feel like, and look like?   The answer is different for everyone.     That's why we created our Life Enjoyment Experience Process, which helps anyone to achieve their unique...

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,...

Meet A Dad: Jim

Meet A Dad: Jim

I’m honored for you to meet Jim, husband and father of two, a fan of all things Libertyville and history. He is a local business owner, author, radio news anchor, and his family has been living in the Libertyville area for over one hundred years! You may recognize his name as the author of the book “Libertyville” or the owner of our local Money Mailer. He has brought the local flavor into this coupon book that arrives in your mailbox each month! When I say he is a history buff, it is no exaggeration! Jim has been a member of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society since he was just nine years old. Jim has a large network and is a huge supporter of local businesses in central Lake County. Read more to learn about his journey and local family favorites!

Meet A Dad: Todd

Meet A Dad: Todd

I am proud to introduce you to Todd, husband to a Libertyville native, father of four, and part owner of Aspen Landscapes, which has been in business for 23 years! You may run into him around town at his favorite places: Dairy Queen, Mickey Finn’s, Shakou, and Tavern. Look for him and his company in the Libertyville Days parade tomorrow!

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