Weekend Events: August 25-27, 2017

Just because the kids are back to school doesn’t mean the fun stops… It just means that the weekends are even more important! Check out all of the family-friendly events coming up in our area below. You can click on the event title to be taken to more information like location details and a description of what to expect. You…

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Volleyball for Kids: Leagues, Classes, Camps

Is your son or daughter interested in volleyball? There are many leagues, classes, and camps offered locally for kids from tots to teens. Check out our list of volleyball for kids and see what’s available near you! Thank you to Lions Jrs. for sponsoring this list of ways our kids can enjoy the sport of volleyball! The Lions Jrs. Fall…

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Theater for Kids Guide: Fall 2017 – Winter 2018

The fall and winter months bring a terrific line-up of theater for kids to see with the family. Whether it’s a big production in the city or a smaller production right in your neighborhood, there are plenty of wonderful options that will delight the whole family. Check out our extensive list of shows for kids that feature a cast of adult…

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Music Classes For Kids

Whether you have little kids starting their first music classes, big kids ready to play an instrument, or a kid who just loves to sing and would like to explore vocal lessons… we have a comprehensive guide just for you, broken down by category. Our list is sponsored by Allison Hanscom, an experienced local piano instructor: “Would you like to…


Apple Picking: U-Pick Apples Near Chicago

There are so many great apple picking orchards within an hour and a half of our area! Some have activities, shops, and food, while others will offer a more traditional farm experience. Decide what type of apple picking experience you would like and enjoy a fun and active day with your family! The map below shows the locations of each…


Weekend Events: August 18-20, 2017

The Chicago Air and Water show is this weekend, so you might want to check that out or opt to stay in the suburbs to enjoy some of the events in our weekend events list! Either way, all of the information is below. And sometimes it’s nice to just relax and watch the ducks at Fullersburg or Lake Katherine… Did…


School Lunch Ideas for the New Year

If your kids are tired of the same old peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in their lunchbox, we have some great school lunch ideas for the upcoming school year! School Lunch Ideas for the New Year My kids like to pick out their own lunches (and I like one less chore to remember)!  Before we go grocery shopping, I ask…


Downers Grove Playground with Wheelchair Swing

In all of the playgrounds and parks we have visited, I have never come across a wheelchair swing. So when I heard about the playground at Downers Grove Community Church, we had to check it out. What a wonderful playground with equipment for various ages and abilities! There is a section for little kids next to a covered area with…