Berry Picking

Ripe Pickings at Stade’s Farm

June 20, 2011 Kristy 2
Every summer my family used to drive an hour out into the “country” to pick strawberries, then we would spend the next day making preserves and other goodies. It’s definitely one of my sweetest childhood […]

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This Weekend in Lake County {18 & 19 June}

June 17, 2011 Melissa Haak 0
  Events happening in and around Lake County this weekend. Saturday11 June All Day Cars 2 Event– Disney Store, Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills All Day Community “Soaker” Fight, Barefoot Bay Aquatic Center, Mundelein All Day Family Summer […]


Ravinia Fun for the Little Ones

June 17, 2011 Melissa Haak 0
One of the North Shore’s treasures is Ravinia in Highland Park. You may think that since you are now a parent with (possibly) early bedtimes or (maybe) loud kids that your evenings under the stars […]


Blue Star Museums

June 14, 2011 Melissa Haak 0
I love museums, but with small children we tend to stay away from museums that don’t offer super flashy fun for the kids because we don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to […]

Indoor Play

Utopia has come to Gurnee

June 10, 2011 Melissa Haak 4
*** Editor’s Note: Stay 2 Play Closed on February 26, 2014 *** So you may remember back in February I mentioned that utopia existed in Chicago. Well good news friends, utopia is now in Gurnee! Yesterday […]

Lake County Camps

Free Traveling Summer Camp in Round Lake

June 9, 2011 Melissa Haak 0
The Round Lake Park District will once again be offering it’s Free Traveling Summer Camp for parents and children ages 3-5. The program provides parents/caregivers the tools, knowledge and skills needed to actively engage children in school readiness skills. […]