Local Resources for Remote Learning and Homeschooling

Whether it’s something that’s always interested you or a path you’ve decided to explore due to the pandemic, we’ve got remote learning and homeschooling resources for you. Homeschooling offers the flexibility of creating a schedule and learning environment that works best for your family. Co-ops and groups all over the western suburbs encourage parents to work together to design learning…

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Family-Friendly Weekend Events and More

This past weekend was a hot one! We’re expecting perfect summertime weather this coming weekend, so we’ve got great ways to cool off and enjoy your time outdoors. On Friday, stop by the Midday Spray at Rotary Hill in Naperville, or check out our roundup of splash pads in the western suburbs. On Saturday, the Museum of Science and Industry…


Ninja Warrior Course and More at Meineke Park in Schaumburg

Meineke Park in Schuamburg has it all! The hottest new addition is the American Ninja Warrior-style “Challenge Course” with 40-yard dash. Mieneke Park also offers basketball courts, tennis courts, and a big playground. This park is a great way to get out of the house and has something to offer everyone in your family, especially competitive teenagers. My younger kids…


Fun in the Sun at Schaumburg’s Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park in Schaumburg is a great outdoor spot for walking, biking, and sight-seeing. Most sculptures along the paths are kid-friendly for climbing, touching, and getting up close. My kids loved walking on the paths. We brought our stroller, and there was a paved path to follow along the sculpture walk. It was a great experience for both the mind…


Horseback Riding for Kids

If your child is anything like my girls, the pony rides are our first stop at any festival. These farms offering horseback riding classes give children the opportunity to deepen their love of horses and spend a beautiful summer day outside. A simple trail can ignite a life-long interest in horses. Whether you’re starting out with introductory lessons and camps,…


6 Sunflower Fields Near Chicago to Brighten Your Day

Get lost in a sunflower maze, cut your own fresh flowers, or stroll through endless blooms at these local sunflower fields! Talk about a great way to get a fresh view. These sunflower fields near Chicago include mazes, u-pick, and more. Check out the map to find a spot near you. We would love to fill our Instagram feed with…