Melissa Haak

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

Melissa is mom to 4 kids and 2 angels | writer | creator | localist with She once lived in heels and dreamed of traveling the world, now she lives in her minivan and dreams of a clean kitchen.

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Past articles

6 Lake County shops to spoil any type of dad

Boring, standby gifts not allowed. Read...


#ILGive is the perfect way to give back to your community

Causes range from animals and art to youth and poverty to specific communities. Read...


Lake County area eggs hunts for tweens and teens

They are unique (and totally cool). Read...


7 St. Patrick's Day events in Lake County

When you celebrate, be sure to wear your green and a smile! Read...


Don't walk, run to Reptile Rampage

Fun fact: Reptiles are not really slimy; their shine comes from an oil on their scales. Read...

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