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British Swim School at Yorktown Center in Lombard

Summer may be over, but we’re still swimming! Dive in with British Swim School… They are hosting an event at Yorktown Center in Lombard on September 24-25, 2016 with giveaways and pictures with their mascot by the Center Court Fountain. They will be there from 11am to 4pm both days with swag such as branded chip clips, goody bags … Read on »

Aug 222016
New Park! Owen's Playground in Downers Grove

Owen’s Playground behind Hillcrest Elementary School in Downers Grove opened last Wednesday, August 17. Erin, a Kidlist reader, emailed me this morning with photographs of her daughter playing there and it looked so cool that we had to check it out. The playground is so big that I had a hard time framing it all … Read on »

Apple Picking: U-Pick Near Chicago

 Posted by on August 21, 2016
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Apple Picking: U-Pick Near Chicago

There are so many great apple picking orchards within an hour and a half of our area! Some have activities, stores and food and others offer a more calm, farm experience. New this year: a map! The map below shows the locations of each orchard so you can easily see where they are while deciding … Read on »

Fall Resale Guide

 Posted by on August 18, 2016
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Fall Resale Guide

This post is brought to you by the Step by Step Children’s Resale at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Join them for their bi-annual children’s clothing and equipment resale. Rain or shine they open at 7am. No strollers please. They do not allow items purchased at other sales into their sale. Bring your own … Read on »

Weekend Events: August 19-21, 2016

 Posted by on August 17, 2016
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Weekend Events: August 19-21, 2016

This weekend offers back to school events, outdoor movies such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Incredibles, and Free Willy, outdoor live music, opportunities to learn, play, enjoy fine art, and more. Did school start in your neighborhood yet? We start next week; our kids are so incredibly excited. I’m trying to soak up … Read on »

Hello Peach Photography Fall Sessions

 Posted by on August 16, 2016
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Hello Peach Photography Fall Sessions

Hello There! I’m so excited to be featured on Kidlist! I’ve always avoided writing about myself in the third person in these “about me” scenarios so here we go! I’m Jennifer. I’m a wife, a mom to the two most scrumptious little boys and a photographer. I adore capturing the magic of families and childhood. … Read on »

Aug 152016
Tips for Enjoying Your Day Out With Thomas

Are you going to Day Out With Thomas next weekend or still want to buy tickets? We went last weekend and have some tips for what to wear and bring with you, when to get there, how to navigate the grounds, along with what you can expect on the train rides and other activities that … Read on »

Aug 122016
Pete's Dragon: Movie Review for Parents

Pete’s Dragon begins with Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 5-year-old who is lost in the forest after he escapes after a car rollover. While walking in the woods, he is cornered by several hungry wolves and then rescued by a kind dragon he names Elliot. Pete is discovered when part his forest is being torn down … Read on »