healthy snack ideas

7 Healthy School Snack Ideas

August 21, 2012 Melissa Haak 0
With back-to-school starting or started I’ve been thinking about (and fearing) the one thing about school that I dread. No, it’s not being room mom, or class parties, homework, rushed mornings or making lunches. No, the thing that […]
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first day of school ideas
Back to School

Making the First Day of School Special

August 14, 2012 Heather 0
This story contains affiliate links. Yesterday Heather gave us some great advice on easing the kindergarten transition for parents and kids, today she’s sharing some tips to make the first day special whether it’s the very first […]
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backpacks that last
Back to School

Back to School Products that last – LL Bean Backpacks

August 13, 2012 Melissa Haak 4
As a kid I loved back to school shopping and getting all fresh and new supplies (nerd alert!). As a parent, of more than one, I particularly appreciate supplies and gear that last more than one school year. This week I’m going to share with you some of my stars. All have lasted more than one school year. Today Backpacks! […]
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Playgrounds and Parks

Sunset Woods Park in Highland Park

August 9, 2012 Dawn 0
One of our favorite free things to do as a family is check out all the wonderful parks and playgrounds Lake County has to offer.  Recently my sons and I met up with a friend who […]
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allergy friendly restaurants
Dining Lake County

Five Food Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

August 7, 2012 Dawn 2
Anyone who has a child with a food allergy, or has an allergy themselves, can tell you what a nerve-wracking experience dining out in a restaurant can be.  Even if you have already reviewed the […]