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Weekend Events: May 12-14, 2017

This weekend, Entrée Kitchen is inviting dads to come with their kids to prepare some meals. (Moms are welcome to come too, but they are offering a chance to give moms some time off in honor of Mother’s Day.) Click here to get the details on this event taking place this Saturday. Want to enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in the…


Pop Up Photo Sessions at Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory is a beautiful place, so I was excited to hear that Jacqueline Barkley Photography is offering a select number of pop up photo sessions on June 3, 2017 at GPC! Each of these sessions will be 20 minutes in length and include a minimum of 15 edited digital files with the print release delivered through my online…


Favorite Kids Books

Looking for some fresh book ideas for your kids? Look no further! We asked Kidlist readers for their favorite kids books suitable for toddlers through tweens and added all of ours too! So either head to your local library, neighborhood bookstore or click on the book to buy it on Amazon and get ready to curl up together with a good book…


Free Tulip Bulbs in Oak Brook 2017

Have you seen all of the gorgeous tulips at the mall in Oak Brook? They dig all of them up (usually after Mother’s Day) and pile them up in the parking lot so everyone can take them home to enjoy in their own yards! This year is no exception. Get all the details below about when it’s happening and what…


Farmers Markets and French Markets in Chicago’s Near Western Suburbs 2017

Springtime being in full bloom is a good indicator that the season for farmers markets is around the corner! It is the perfect time of year to take advantage of all the fresh fruits and veggies at the height of their season and available to us locally. Kids always enjoy eating produce more when they have joined in on the selection process. What a fun…


Weekend Events: May 5-7, 2017

Grand Avenue Preschool in La Grange has recently moved to Spring Avenue School and will be hosting an open house on Thursday, May 4 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. While visiting, parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, see the classroom, and learn more about the curriculum, so I wanted to give you a heads up even though it’s pre-weekend….


Preview of Dinos and Dragons at Brookfield Zoo

Today my kids and I had the privilege of previewing Brookfield Zoo’s newest temporary exhibit: Dinos and Dragons, opening this Saturday, May 6 and running until September 17, 2017. Real, live dragons along with kid-friendly interactive exhibits can be found in the large tent at the entrance and you will spot large, animatronic dinosaurs as you walk down a winding…


Free! Tooth Fairy Day 2017

Want to give your child a wonderful first experience at the dentist? Take them to Dr. Eric Jackson at Oral Health Care Professionals for Tooth Fairy Day, a free event on Friday, May 19, 2017! Call (630) 963-6750 to reserve your time to meet the Tooth Fairy and explore the dental office. Tooth Fairy Day is a fun opportunity for…


Kids Eat Free in Chicago’s Near Western Suburbs

Find a place where kids eat free every day of the week on this list! Can you believe how often (and how much) your kids want to eat? It’s at least three times a day in my house! Here is a great list of restaurants that offer Kids Eat Free deals: most restaurants offer this deal for children 12 and…


Fenced-In Parks for Toddlers

A Kidlist reader recently requested a list of fenced-in parks and playgrounds where she could bring her toddler to play. We thought it was a great idea! The following fenced-in parks are great spaces to take your little ones to play without worrying about them taking off or running into the street before you can catch them. It’s not very…


Weekend Events: April 28-30, 2017

There are still a few days left to visit Bright Horizons during their open houses across the western suburbs. Also, there is one more day to reserve your spot at the Jo’s Footwork Pajama Party. This weekend has a variety of kid-friendly events, including fun runs, mother and son events, movies, plays, gardening workshops, independent book store celebrations, Pete the…


Bird Haven Greenhouse and Pilcher Park Nature Center

If you find yourself near Joliet or would like a change of scenery, check out the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory and Pilcher Park Nature Center! A reader recently mentioned Pilcher Park as being a great kid-friendly area and we just happened to be in Joliet today to meet a baby lovebird that we might get as a pet. (Click here to see…