Indoor Play

High Energy Indoor Play Spaces

August 7, 2013 Dawn 1
With the cooler than usual summer weather turning my thoughts to fall (argh, I know!) I’ve been mentally making lists of any and all indoor play places.  Here is an abreviated list of bounce houses […]
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Outdoor Play

Betty Russell Community Park {Gurnee}

July 23, 2013 Dawn 1
My 3 kids and I love discovering new parks and places to play.  We’re willing to drive a good distance to reach a spectacular playground, but I just love it when we stumble upon something […]
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Outdoor Pools and Waterparks

Antioch Pool & Tot Swim {Review}

July 17, 2013 Dawn 0
Editor’s Note: this is a personal experience from 2013, your experience may vary. We’ve been checking things off our summer bucket list left and right, but with the cooler than usual and rainy weather, we […]
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Splash Pads & Spray Parks

Round Lake Splash Pad {Review}

July 16, 2013 Dawn 2
We’d been anxiously awaiting a warm sunny day to check out the new Round Lake Park District Splash Pad, and finally, we would be denied no longer!!  My 3 kids and I got to the […]
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12 Shops of Christmas: Apples and Nanas

December 4, 2012 Dawn 6
Welcome to the 12 Shops of Christmas! 12 Shops of Christmas will introduce you to 12 local shops to help you get some of your holiday shopping done locally! Today is Day 2 and we […]
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Little Library Lane: Thanksgiving Books

November 15, 2012 Dawn 0
Thanksgiving is next week. If you have “visit the library”on your weekend list consider picking up some of these Thanksgiving Books to keep the kids entertained while you prep for the big day.     […]
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Mompreneur Monday: Knitsy Bitsy {Becky Honaker}

November 5, 2012 Dawn 5
Welcome to Mompreneur Monday where we introduce you to Mom-Based businesses in Lake County. Today we are meeting one of our contributors  Becky Honaker a Antioch mom and owner of the Etsy shop Knitsy Bitsy. Mompreneur Becky Honaker […]
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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies {Recipes}

October 16, 2012 Dawn 0
Autumn is the absolute favorite time of year in our family and I can’t wait until the first cool breeze signals it’s time to get out my slow cooker and all my pumpkin and apple recipes.  […]
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Little Library Lane: Books for Fall

October 4, 2012 Dawn 0
If you’re anything like me, a new season equals a new start and a chance to explore with and teach your little ones all about the changes in nature and the world around them. The elementary […]