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O Christmas Tree {You Chop Round-up}

December 6, 2010 Melissa Haak 1
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!You stand in verdant beautyO Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!You stand in verdant beautyYour boughs are green in summer’s glowAnd do not fade in winter’s snowO Christmas tree, O Christmas […]


Making Cents: Junior Savers Clubs

December 3, 2010 Genevieve 0
‘Tis the season to give, but also the season to receive. We are blessed with generous grandparents, so my children had to learn to receive with graciousness. However, by the third child, we had more Barbies, […]


Free Days in the City {Fall 2010}

November 22, 2010 Melissa Haak 0
  As much as my family loves to venture into the city, I find that between museum entry fees, special exhibits, parking, and food, we pay a fortune for just a few hours of entertainment. […]

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Lake Villa Civil War Days

November 11, 2010 Genevieve 0
Parenthood is the opportunity to inspire a child. But as a parent, I also need to be inspired. Amidst the chaos of boo-boos and bedtimes, it’s easy to forget why I even do this crazy […]


The Best Classes You’re Not Taking

November 4, 2010 Melissa Haak 1
Enrichment. Hobby. Extracurricular. Just for fun. Socialization (for mom or tot!) Whatever your reasoning more and more parents are looking for classes and activities to sign their kids up for. There are so many options […]