Notes from My Minivan: A Mom Like You! and You! and You!

I spend a lot of time in my minivan driving four kids here and there, there and here. It’s one of the few places where I can actually think, sometimes. These are my thoughts, scribbled on napkins and receipts. A monthly look into raising kids and living in Lake County.

Note all opinions belong to me and only me and are not a reflection of those of our advertisers, partners or other writers.

Form the Editors MinivanI’m sure editors of big magazines (online and in print) pen their monthly letters to their readers at beautiful desks with fresh cups of coffee. Well this isn’t a big splashy magazine and I’m a mom of four. My new  monthly column will be from the scribbles and notes that come to me in my minivan, where I spend a good deal of my time. My coffee is probably cold because it’s in Chicago and everything is on this the 756th day of winter.

This month we’re giving you a look “behind the bike” and introducing you to the writers and moms that make Little Lake County what it is. We hope you’ll be able to connect a find a mom that’s just like you, or just like you today, or just like you tomorrow. If there is anything I have learned in my eight years as a mom it’s that everything changes, sometimes slowly, and sometimes by the minute.

The days are long but the years are short.

In my new monthly column I’ll share a little more about me and my assimilation to suburban mom from a city loving girl. It will be honest, hopefully funny and maybe a little bit snarky because change is rarely ever smooth. While I didn’t come to the suburbs kicking and screaming I wasn’t running either. I was more like the sullen toddler dragging their feet and pouting. I never would have imagined myself in the far suburbs I have fallen in love and am learning to navigate the vastness everyday.

I hope we can help you navigate the vastness too. Whether that be the vast world of preschools and finding one that’s right or just in finding the best deal on a second hand stroller. We want to be your go to resource for everything and anything parenting in Lake County. So say Hi! Make yourself known and tell us what you want to see and read. Meet our contributors and check out their new tag lines to give you a little more insight into what type of mom they are so you can find the one just like you, and you, and you!

Chat us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. We’re everywhere that you are, navigating the vast open spaces of parenting in the burbs one day at a time just like you!

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About Melissa Haak 846 Articles
Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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