May 022016
Farmers Markets and French Markets in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago

One of the best parts of the summer is getting fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy at the farmers market or french market! Isn’t it great that we have access to one or more almost every day of the week?! Not only is it wonderful to support local farmers, you and your kids can also … Read on »

Apr 282016
The Perfect Way to Introduce Your Kids to the Dentist

Want to give your child a wonderful first experience at the dentist? Take them to Dr. Eric Jackson at Oral Health Care Professionals for Tooth Fairy Day on Saturday May 21, 2016! Call (630) 963-6750 to reserve your time to meet the Tooth Fairy at this free event. Tooth Fairy Day is a fun opportunity … Read on »

Apr 272016
Family-Friendly Weekend Events: April 29 - May 1, 2016

MayFest in Western Springs is back! This old fashioned village fair will feature carnival games, crafts, food and entertainment. So check that out on Sunday afternoon. There is also a tree planting and story time with Curious George on Friday, Art in the Park starts on Saturday, Arbor Day celebrations, kite flying, the Lilac Festival and … Read on »

Apr 262016
Mud-Free Playgrounds in Chicago's Near Western Suburbs

You know how the weather can be… rainy one minute and sunny the next! We still like to go to the park after it rains and you’ll find me bringing a rag towel to dry off slides so my kids can play without getting soaked. But that doesn’t solve the problem of wet, muddy mulch! Luckily on days like … Read on »

Apr 252016
Outdoor Sessions with Karen Page Photography

kidlist welcomes Karen Page, Professional Photographer, as a guest contributor Welcome back Spring! I missed you. Like many of us living in the Chicagoland area, I am anxious to pack away winter coats and hats and get back outside! This time of year invites us to head outdoors and create new memories with our families. … Read on »

Are We On Track?

 Posted by on April 21, 2016
Apr 212016
Are We On Track?

kidlist welcomes Lauren Hunt, CFP® as a guest contributor Do you know your household net worth? Are you saving enough to cover the cost of college? What about retirement? Sometimes as a parent it feels like the list of things we are tracking is never ending. We get busy and it’s easy to set aside some … Read on »

Apr 192016
Kids Eat Free in Chicago's Near Western Suburbs

You can find a place where kids eat free every day of the week on this list! I called all of the following restaurants this week to get the details, but they reserve the right to change promotions at their discretion, so please call to confirm if that is why you are making it your destination. Also, if … Read on »

Camping with Kids

 Posted by on April 18, 2016
Apr 182016
Camping with Kids

Our family was invited by some veteran campers to go camping for the first time a few summers ago. Much to our surprise, we loved it! Even though I thought we were more of a “hotel vacation” type of family, camping has some incredible perks! I think it’s best to go with a group…the kids … Read on »