Natalie is the mom of two humans and one nonhuman. She is the author of more than forty books and resources for kids, was a teacher and a museum educator, and will always be a Lake County native. Natalie enjoys insects, sled dog racing (observing!), crafting/experimenting with her kids, and forming a world safe from peanuts. Find out more about her and her books at www.natalierompella.com.
Looking for somewhere different to go? For the month of February, Kohl Children’s Museum is hosting a pop-up museum in Waukegan. And it’s FREE! It’s conveniently located just kitty corner from the Waukegan library in Urban […]
Are you already thinking about returning your home to non-holiday mode? If so, here’s a handy guide to after-the-holidays recycling. Christmas Trees Recycling in Lake County: For the easiest disposal of your real/live Christmas trees […]
Can you believe we’re already approaching the holidays? That block of time from the day after Halloween until New Year’s Day. If you’re like me, your brain thinks: what am I cooking for Thanksgiving? What […]
One of the hardest holidays of the year for children with food allergies is Halloween. For those who aren’t aware: most chocolate Halloween candy is deemed unsafe for many of the top eight allergens, such […]
Looking for local field trips? I have the list for you. Whether it’s a learning opportunity for your preschooler; extended learning for your homeschooler; or you’re a teacher new to the area not knowing where […]
Looking for a great mini-golf course this summer? Lighthouse Miniature Golf in Waukegan is great! The clean and colorful course is a blast for all ages. Let’s begin with the price: believe it or not, it was […]