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Dining with Children

Passport to Flavor: Visit Italy

March 31, 2015 Loralie 0
We’ve challenged your children to become global citizens without leaving Lake County by grabbing a Passport to Flavor and taking our Global Dine Around Challenge for Kids. Yesterday we headed to Cuba, today we’re headed […]
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Dining with Children

Passport to Flavor: Visit Cuba

March 30, 2015 Melissa Haak 0
We’ve challenged your children to become global citizens without leaving Lake County by grabbing a Passport to Flavor and taking our Global Dine Around Challenge for Kids. Today we’re heading south and looking for some […]
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Date Night Adventures

February 10, 2014 Melissa Haak 0
The standard dinner and a movie can often be just what beleaguered parents need to recharge and reconnect. But sometimes, the standard is just that, “standard.” When date nights are few and far between, you may want to try something a little different with your precious kid-free time. […]
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Farms

Angelic Organics Learning Center: Connecting Families to the Farm

Raising a family in the heart of America’s Midwest means you have a lot of opportunities to take your children to visit a farmyard. Agritourism is big in and around Lake County. There are plenty of chances to see chickens, pet a goat, or pick apples from a tree. In fact, with all there is locally, you could find yourself jaded and craving something more. Then let me urge you to make the trip to Angelic Organics Learning Center in Caledonia, Illinois. […]
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Berry Picking

U-Pick Blueberries at McCann Berry Farm

July 12, 2013 Melissa Haak 0
Editor’s Note: This review was written based on a personal experience in 2013. Currently McCann’s is only picking blueberries and the story has been updated to reflect that. Strawberry Season may have drawn to a […]
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Berry Picking

Strawberry Fields Forever at The Thompson Strawberry Farm

June 28, 2011 Loralie 1
When you have a toddler who can put away over a pound of strawberries in one sitting (yeah, that’s a fun diaper change) you can appreciate the idea of picking your own fresh strawberries by the bucket. Not only is it economical, but it’s a great way to teach your kids that food doesn’t actually originate from the grocery store. […]