Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
With Stake Temple Day coming up on Saturday, I thought this would be helpful. I put it together a few years ago, so you may want to verify any information before you go. If anyone has anything to add to it, please leave comments! I’m always open to new suggestions.
4151 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60025-1240
Find more at http://www.glenviewparks.org/Parks/parks.htm
1919 Landwehr Rd. Glenview, IL 60026
9.5 acre school ground with 2 ball fields, soccer fields, a playground, and walking paths.
3600 Glenview Rd. Glenview, IL 60025
1. Turn right at W Lake Ave (out of temple parking lot) - 1.3 mi
2. Turn right at Greenwood Rd - 0.4 mi
3. Turn right at Glenview Rd - 0.3 mi
4. Turn right - 0.1 mi
This 39-acre park contains two ball fields, one basketball court, four tennis courts, a playground, a field house available for rental which accommodates 50 people, a picnic shelter available for rental, a sledding hill and an outdoor skating rink during the winter, and 1 1/2 miles of walking paths. Flick Park is also home to the Glenview Park District's award-winning, five-pool water park Flick Pool. Public restrooms in Flick Shelter are open daytime hours April-October. Dog walking on a leash is permitted on paved pathways.
1333 Greenwood Road, Glenview, IL 60026
Westbrook School lies on 20 acres of land and features five ball fields and a playground.
1421 Milwaukee Ave Glenview, IL 60025
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-4:30 pm
Sat.-Sun.: 9 am-5 pm (Closed New Year’s Day, July 4, Christmas)
Step into the past at the area’s most unique outdoor history and nature museum. Venture out on trails through mature oak forests past wetland pools and stop to watch a family of turtles sunning themselves on a log. Learn first hand about the Native American tribes who lived on this land and the settlers who followed them and the tremendous impact they had on this community and beyond.
Indoor Entertainment and Shopping
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Rd Glenview, IL 60025-2899
Hours: Weekdays – 9-9
Saturdays – 9-5
Lots of books and puzzles.
Glenview Ice Center
1851 Landwehr Road, Glenview, IL 60026
Office hours: M-F 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Glenview Ice Center features a 200' x 85' main rink, a 90' x 60' instructional rink, spectator seating, the "Skate Street Cafe" for snacks, "Big Lou's Pro Shop," skate rentals, vending machines, and two multi-purpose rooms available for rental. It is a leading regional teaching facility offering hockey and figure skating lessons, public skating sessions, hockey and broomball leagues, and figure skating exhibitions and competitions. For more information, go to glenviewicecenter.org. Call first to make sure that public skating is available.
Golf Mill Shopping Center (Mall)
239 Golf Mill Center, Niles, IL 60714
Hours: M-Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
1. Turn right at W Lake Ave – 1.3 mi
2. Turn right at Greenwood Rd – 1.5 mi
3. Continue till mall on left hand side of road – 2.1 mi
Around the mall there is also Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, etc. Attached to the mall via walkways is a Target and Kohl’s. Soft toy playland in middle of mall. Pay to ride toys at south end of mall or of course you can always sit on them for free J Foodcourt. Family Bathrooms.
Words of Wisdom/This is the Place (LDS Bookstore—in Howard Shopping Plaza)
1722 Milwaukee Avenue Glenview, IL 60025
Hours: Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
1. Head west on W Lake Ave (usually have to turn right and flip a u-turn at light)-
2. Go through intersection of Milwaukee Ave (Dunkin Donuts on Right).
3. Turn left into Howard Plaza.
1800 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (about 25 minutes away)
Hours: Sun-Thu: 10am-8pm
2900 Patriot Blvd Glenview, Illinois 60026
Hours: M-F 10:00am - 8:30pm
Sat. 9:30am - 6:00pm
- Turn right out of the temple parking lot towards Landwehr Rd. - .06 mi
- Turn right onto Landwehr Rd. – 1.26 mi
- Turn right onto Willow Rd. – 1.82 mi.
- Turn left onto Patriot Blvd. - .13 mi.
Kohl Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard Glenview Glenview IL 60026
Hours: Monday 9:30 am – 12 pm (9:30 am – 5 pm June – Aug)
Tue – Sat 9:30 am – 5 pm
Admission – Adults and Children over 1 year $8.50 (they do offer reciprocal admission with
Betty Brinn pass holders, look online for more info).
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8. All of our exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to nurture a love of learning in young children. Named one of the nation’s top ten children’s museums by Parent’s Magazine.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60624-1996
It is huge and is free, and I think around this time of year you would get to see some beautiful flowers for their sprints flower show. There is a room just for kids with a slide, a place to dig around in the dirt and a baby area. There is also a room with fish. It really was a ton of fun because it was so big and had so much to see.
About 40 minutes, 22 miles away
McDonald’s (has a playland)
2741 Pfingsten Rd, Glenview, IL
- Turn right on W Lake Ave - .5 mi
- Turn left at Pfingsten Rd – 1.2 mi
- Destination will be on right in a shopping center.
1746 Glenview Rd. Glenview, IL
1. Turn right on Lake Ave.
2. Turn left on Pfingsten Rd.
3. Jimmy John’s will be just past Willow Rd.
PJ Moondoggie, Inc.
1702 Milwaukee Ave Glenview, IL 60025-1441
5990 W. Dempster St. Morton Grove, IL 60053
4513 W Lake Ave. Glenview, IL 60025
Wagner Farm and Glenview Farmer’s Market
1510 Wagner Road, Glenview, IL
1. Turn right on W Lake Ave (out of temple)
2. Continue on Lake Ave- 4.4 mi
3. Turn left on Wagner Road- .1 mi
The Glenview Park District’s Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Chicago’s Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. The farm provides a unique opportunity for families to learn farming. In addition to the cows in the pasture, Wagner Farm has chickens, draft horses, and pigs, as well as a restored farmhouse and barn. Also, the award-winning Wagner Farm Heritage Center contains interactive exhibits where guests can learn about farming from the early 20th century through the present, visit a 1930’s General Store and a Museum Store. Farm and Heritage Center open M-Sat 9-5, Free
The market will be held on Saturdays, 8 am until 12 noon, from June 25th until October 8th, 2011.
We strongly encourage you to park in the lot at Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, which is accessible by either Lake Avenue or Wagner Road. Although there is a small lot adjacent to the vendor spaces, it can become very congested, and we prefer to leave access to this space for our guests who have more trouble walking. If you do park in this lot, please be very careful that you do not block the drive-through space, which adds to the congestion and frustration for all shoppers.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Check out this blog post for more details: http://kreativekidsdance.blogspot.com/2012/08/fall-dance-classes-starting-soon.html
Feel free to email me if you have any questions! smilinglarson @ gmail . com
Robyn Larson :)
Thursday, August 9, 2012
My sister is still looking for a nursing job here in Milwaukee. In the meantime, she is looking to make a little extra cash. If anyone is interested in an over-qualified babysitter, she is an RN, CPR certified, has her own car and charges $8-10/hr depending on how many kids you have. If you are interested, give her a call – Sarah at 414-435-1074. She watches my kids all the time and is awesome - especially with little ones. - Linda Chaplin
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Milwaukee Public Museum (free Mondays for Milwaukee residents; has a great butterfly room!): http://www.mpm.edu/
Milwaukee Art Museum (cheap student membership/free to everyone on the first Thursday of month): http://www.mam.org/
The Harley-Davidson Museum (worth every penny): http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/Content/Pages/HD_Museum/Museum.jsp?locale=en_US
Discovery World (student/family memberships): http://www.discoveryworld.org/
Betty Brinn Children's Museum (discounted/free for low income): http://www.bbcmkids.org/
The Domes (free Monday mornings for Milwaukee residents): http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/MitchellParkConserva10116.htm
The following is from Teresa Gessel:
For any of you with children or who know of children interested in taking piano lessons, I am taking new
students (ages 4+) starting this October. I love music and the piano and enjoy teaching.
My focus as a teacher is:
1. To help the student gain a love for music and confidence in their musical abilities, along with the self-
esteem that comes from hard work and effort.
2. To develop a strong, well-rounded foundation that includes correct technique, practice skills, theory,
musical ear and creativity, rhythm, and dynamics.
The cost is $10 per 1/2 hours lesson with the understanding that I will typically have my own 2 children
present but any interruptions will be compensated for in time.
Teresa Gessel, firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 368-6326
Monday, June 18, 2012
- Woodman's Food Market is a grocery store with great selection and good prices (most everything is cheaper than Pick 'N Save anyway). There is one just off of Highway 45 at the WI-145 exit. They accept EBT, checks & debit but not credit cards.
- Aldi's has really good prices but limited selection. Also no credit cards. You need a quarter for the shopping cart.
- Your child can read OR listen to books to participate in the Summer Reading Program at the library to receive a packet of prizes, that includes a pass to the Milwaukee County Zoo and a free ticket to a Milwaukee Brewer's game.
- If you have a .edu email address you are eligible for 6 free months of Amazon Prime through Amazon Student.
- American Express Delta card is a good card for earning free miles (and 1 free checked bag per person traveling with you--up to 9).
- Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay is a fun little amusement park with no admission charge and parking is free. Buy tickets for $0.25 each. Rides cost 1 to 2 tickets.
- Groupon--if you've never tried it, check it out.
- Grow live herbs: fresher, cheaper and last a lot longer. (I can never use all of a bunch of cilantro before it goes bad.)
- Check out babysteals.com, kidsteals.com or scrapbooksteals.com for great deals.
- The Splash Pads and Wading Pools in the Milwaukee County Parks system are all free. Great summer activity for the kids! Check out the locations & hours for wading pools here and splash pads here.
- Goodwill--what needs to be said? It's super convenient to shop at Target and the adjacent Goodwill in the same trip.
- There are many free "concerts in the park" in the summer. Here is a schedule for the one at Hart Park. Here's a schedule for Summer Arts in the Park at Wisconsin Lutheran college.
- Tip: create a filter in your email to collect all your deal emails into one folder. It's a great way to keep all the deals in one place and to de-clutter your inbox.
- "like" companies on Facebook for coupons
- Free Digital Scrapbook--ShabbyPrincess.com has the best free kits I've found. Other sites will email you the freebies.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Useful Information about Hand-Foot-Mouth
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is usually a minor illness causing only a few days of fever and relatively mild signs and symptoms. Contact your doctor, however, if mouth sores or a sore throat keep your child from drinking fluids. Contact your doctor also if after a few days, your child's signs and symptoms worsen.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most common in children in child care settings because of frequent diaper changes and potty training, and because little children often put their hands in their mouths.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease isn't related to foot-and-mouth disease (sometimes called hoof-and-mouth disease), which is an infectious viral disease found in farm animals. You can't contract hand-foot-and-mouth disease from pets or other animals, and you can't transmit it to them.
Treatments and drugs
Lifestyle and home remedies
Saturday, May 19, 2012
My little sister just graduated from nursing school and will be moving out here to live with us at the beginning of June. She will be looking for a job as soon as she gets here. She would love to work in pediatrics, but I think she will take pretty much any good job she can get. If you know of any openings will you let me know?
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
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