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- Written by Julie Workman
The central Illinois twin cities of Bloomington and Normal are home to just over 130,000 people. Some are life-long residents, some come for a reason or for a season, then leave, never to return. Many grow up here, leave for a while, then come back to stay.
- Written by Katie's Kids Learning Center
As we enter the final months of the current school year, it’s already time to think about the next school year, especially if you have a five year old or one who will be turning five soon. Start the decision making process now of determining if your child will be really ready to begin kindergarten in August of 2016. Kindergarten readiness is far more than a simple checklist of acquired skills. There are several issues that parents should consider in making this critical decision for their children.
- Written by Leta Gail Doerr
Did you know that flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars pair exquisitely in baked goods and desserts? I did not! Sure, I have used these combinations in dressings and marinades for years. To my delight, I recently discovered that this was just the beginning. To learn more, I met with Traci Trunk, owner of The Olive Bin, a specialty store in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. She and her staff showed me around the store by introducing me to the over 40 flavors of aged balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils on tap.
- Written by Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
Girl Scout cookies. Jack Lewis Jewelers. Honoring two outstanding women. A wall of prizes. You may ask how all of these things relate? The answer can be found at the annual Girl Scouts of Central Illinois fundraiser, Diamonds and Desserts on May 18th.
- Written by Jeremy Bradley
Life insurance can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to!
If someone asked you about the difference between term and whole life insurance could you tell them? If not, we don’t blame you. Life insurance can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to! An easy way to think about term versus whole life insurance coverage is comparing them to the idea of renting or owning a home.
- Written by Debra Ralph
Growing up around scouting taught me one very important lesson: Be prepared! Being a mom of four, that lesson has come into play more times than you can imagine. Travelling with them, especially when they were infants, was no exception. Over time, however, I learned that travelling with babies doesn’t have to be a stressful undertaking. I have a few ideas to share so that you and baby can enjoy being out and about.
- Written by Heartland Community College
For parents, it’s a decision that has to be made every year – what to do with the kids for the summer. Do you hire a babysitter? Place them in child care? Have family care for them? You want them to be safe and not necessarily sit in front of a screen all day. They want to have fun and spend time with friends. It can be hard to find a solution that makes both you and your kids happy. Now there’s a new option in town that fits the bill.