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Volunteering with Kids in the Western Suburbs

Volunteering with kids is such a worthwhile way to connect as a family. Children can see the impact of their hard work, and make a difference in the lives of others. Parents help foster the importance of giving back and teaching gratitude for their own blessings. These wonderful organizations throughout the western suburbs are working towards bettering the lives of community…

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Volunteering with Kids in the Southwest Suburbs

‘Tis the season of giving, comfort, and love.  The holiday season is a great time to teach children about giving, not only of gifts or money, but also our time.  Volunteering is amazingly rewarding.  There are many ways to volunteer – helping out a food pantry, hosting a bake sale for a cause, or even as simple as helping out…

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Family-Friendly Weekend Events in the Western Suburbs: October 19-21

This edition of the weekend events is sponsored by Oak Brook Park District. Mark your calendars for their Resident and Patron Appreciation Day, which means admission is free all day! The details are below. There is a lot going on this weekend, including Pumpkin Swim in Oak Brook, Pumpkin Flotilla Fest in Glen Ellyn, Burr Ridge Village Center Fall Festival,…

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‘Frederick’ at the Chicago Children’s Theatre Review + Tips for Your Trip

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Frederick turns Leo Lionni’s classic picture book into an exuberant family musical. It’s the tale of Frederick, a field mouse too amazed by the world around him to worry about mundane things like collecting food for the winter . . . much to the chagrin of the other mice, especially nervous Nellie. And as winter closes in, the…


2018 Best Decorated Halloween Houses: Drive By and Walk Through

If you have children seeking a little taste of the “spooky” side of Halloween, check out these amazing home Halloween displays! You can take a tour in your car together as a family and some have paths to walk through. From spooky settings with live actors to a house with a totally transformed facade, they will not disappoint. Please do…


Review: Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical is at The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire! Yes, I know we’re talking about a theater outside the typical Kidlist area, but this theater is worth the drive. With “theatre in the round” seating and a live band, it’s the perfect place to take the kids for their first show or to revisit on a regular basis. Keep…


Tackle These Indoor Rock Climbing Walls in Chicagoland

Indoor rock climbing is great for kids! It helps develop physical skills, cognitive skills, courage, and confidence. Not to mention, climbing things is all sorts of fun. That’s why we rounded up all the indoor rock climbing destinations in Chicagoland, from the city proper to the suburbs. It’s never too early to start rocking climbing: many locations accept children as…