Kid-Friendly Stops on the BNSF Metra Line

All aboard! I know my kids aren’t the only ones who squeal at the sight of a train. The BNSF Metra line, which runs through the western suburbs, has many kid-friendly stops along the route. You’ll find toy stores, beautiful parks, ice cream shops and more! Many towns operate their farmers markets near their train stations. Be sure to check…

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2021 Farmers Markets and French Markets

#Shoplocal! Local produce, products, and much more at farmers markets all around the Chicagoland suburbs. Head out with your children to pick out fruits and vegetables that are locally grown and products that are locally sourced. Kids often become adventurous eaters when they are part of the picking, planning, and preparing, too. Many farmers markets have live music, food for…

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Horseback Riding Stables and Farms Where Kids Can Saddle Up

Giddy up to theses local horseback riding stables and farms! Local farms and stables in the Chicagoland area offer horseback riding lessons and pony rides, for your younger equestrians. My three kids love grooming and petting horses as well as going for pony rides and horseback rides, as they are getting older. Visiting farms and stables give children the opportunity…

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Kids in Sports is Coming to Naperville

Kids in Sports specializes in movement, agility, and sports classes for kids 1-8 years old! We recently had the pleasure of meeting the founder, Kenny Colon, and his enthusiasm for encouraging and motivating kids to succeed is contagious. Kids in Sports is opening their first Illinois location in Naperville this August and we have a sneak peek for you so…

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Tips for Finding a Family-Friendly Photographer from Danielle Hardesty Photography

Kidlist welcomes Danielle from Danielle Hardesty Photography as a guest contributor. Danielle is an experienced family, newborn, and headshot photographer who offers sessions on location in Darien, Downers Grove, Naperville, and throughout the western suburbs. Keep reading to see her work and get her contact info. You won’t want to miss the promo code too! Hello there, I’m Danielle from…

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