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.

E-mail Melissa at [email protected]

Past articles


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...


The preschool parents’ guide to Chicago museums

It's a daunting task, but so worth it! Read...


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