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Open Houses at Bright Horizons

It’s preschool registration season and there’s no better way to figure out which early education location is perfect for your child than attending an open house! Bright Horizons is offering times in January when you can drop by to explore their classrooms, learn about their curriculum, and meet the teachers. No RSVP necessary! Be sure to check out the full…


The Best of the Suburbs

We love hearing from you and helping everyone by compiling a list of your favorite places to take your kids in the west and southwest suburbs! Let’s focus on three topics this time: the best indoor play areas, the library with the best kids areas, and the best free nature centers. All you have to do is answer the questions…


Tubing at Blackwell Forest Preserve: Mount Hoy

Want an awesome alternative to sledding? Try tubing at Blackwell Forest Preserve (Mount Hoy) in Warrenville. It is so fun that we have gone on both Saturday and Sunday! The tubing hill has two branches and is 800 feet long. It open for rentals and tubing when there are 3 or more inches of snow covering the hill. Age Requirements for Tubing…


School’s Out: Things To Do on MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 21, 2019 and we have you covered with ideas to celebrate Dr. King’s achievements, along with things to do to make next Monday a great day all around, especially after just coming off Winter Break! You’ll find MLK-related events and other local fun below. Kid-Friendly Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chicago History…


Parent Groups, Mom Groups, and Playgroups in the Southwest Suburbs

“I got her number!” I mouthed to my friend in triumph, holding up my phone. We high-fived. As we watched our potential new mom-friend jog away from the playground behind her 3-year-old’s tricycle, a thought struck me: finding friends as a parent is a lot like dating. You’ve got to put yourself out there, ask for a few numbers, and know when to…



New! KIDS Urgent Care in Wheaton

KIDS Urgent Care just opened in Wheaton near Danada Square for newborns through 21 year olds! They are having a Grand Opening celebration this Saturday and Sunday, January 12-13, so you and your kids can enjoy a balloon artist, face painting, food, and fun… for free. It’s a great opportunity to check out the facility and meet the staff before…


We Need Your Input to Plan 2019 Content!

We are excited about Kidlist turning eight this January! Do you know what the best thing about working on Kidlist is? You! When you write us, like our posts, and share our content with friends and family it makes this all worth it. Thank you. As we start the new year, your feedback is crucial and we would so appreciate…


Most Popular Content of 2018

Happy New Year! Curious to see what local families like you were most interested in this past year? We did a little digging and put together a list of the most popular content of 2018! You’ll want to check these out if you haven’t already and maybe even bookmark the links because you might find yourself referencing them throughout the…


Winter Interlude Camp: Dance, Games, Crafts

Jo’s Footwork Studio is having a winter break camp, called Winter Interlude Camp, and it’s only $75 for both days! We are proud to call Jo’s one of our amazing sponsors because they offer great opportunities for both boys and girls to have fun and learn dance techniques in a great environment. During these two days, your kids will be…