Brightwheel

Brightwheel When a parent picks up their child at the end of the day, there is a lot of information that gets exchanged. Parents want to know if their child had a good day, if they ate and slept well and if they were nice to the other children. When you have multiple parents picking…

Meet the Merchant: Lallygag Boutique

We are thrilled to have Lallygag Boutique participating in our Wine, Women, and Purses event on October 6th at Franchesco’s Restaurant! Please take a few minutes and get to know Kim! Who are you? What is your name? – Kim Knutson What is your business name, location? – Lallygag Boutique, 4616 E State St, Rockford…

Meet the Merchant: Pizzazz Dezynz

Meet Diana Alexander of Pizzazz Dezynz. We are happy to welcome Diana to the Wine, Women, and Purses community! Come check out her amazing merchandise at Wine, Women, and Purse 2016 on October 6th at Franchesco’s.   Who are you? Where are you from? How long have you lived in the area? Diana Alexzander of…

Picking Safer Plastics

If you think “The Graduate” when you see or hear the word “plastics” you are either of a certain generation or a fan of classic movies. Plastics have made our lives easier and more convenient since the 1950’s. Although this invention seems to be the best thing since sliced bread, it has also brought about…

Exploring Nature with Infants

Can babies play outside? Many people feel babies are too young to play outdoors. Caregivers tend to keep infants and toddlers indoors; worried that weather isn’t quite right for them. The journey of exploring nature starts at birth. Helping babies explore nature helps to develop their sensory skills. The joy of learning using nature can…

Living Out Our Mission Statement

Recently, Kristian Boyle, Quality Specialist, and I taught Creating Individual Professional Development Plans at Washington Park Christian Church off West State Street in Rockford, IL. Kimberly Lyons, a local 13+ year child care provider recommended her church to us and provided light refreshments for all guests. Additionally, Pastor Allen was present the entire time to…