New Lenox Mom Becomes Inventor Of New Children’s Product

Traci Pretzel is a New Lenox resident and mother.  She invented a children’s product called Playground Pets.  They’re clever backpacks that become a seat for toddlers. WJOL’s Scott Slocum interviewed her this week and she admits that she’s never started a company before and could barely draw her creation, but that didn’t stop her from creating this handy item. Go to our podcast section to hear the entire interview.

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