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2019 Chicago-Area Museum Free Days

Museum free days make some of the Chicago area’s greatest attractions a lot easier on the wallet! Big Chicago attractions like the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Shedd Aquarium are all offering 2019 free days. Certain suburban museums offer free days, too. Bookmark this list and get in free all year long! This article is sponsored…


Preschool and Daycare Guide for Families in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Updated! This guide originally published on November 6, 2018 but featured schools have been added since then. Looking for a preschool or daycare near you for your little one? You came to the right place! This guide is split into three sections: Preschool, Daycare, and Preschool with Extended Care (child care outside the hours of 9am – 3pm), then organized by…


Movie Review: Mary Poppins Returns

We were invited to see Mary Poppins Returns this week and enjoyed the continuation of the story from the original movie in 1964. Emily Blunt did a fantastic job with the lead role and Lin-Manuel Miranda released his inner Hamilton during one of his solos, as my son exclaimed when we walked out of the movie. We weren’t sure what…


Find Retro Fun at Roller Skating Rinks in the West and Southwest Suburbs 

Before cell phones, video games, and Snapchat, kids used to spend their Friday nights skating around in circles at the local roller skating rink. While the disco ball spun, the DJ would play your favorite songs and you could share some nachos with your girlfriends (or the cute boy from chem class!). Well, those days don’t have to be over!…


Don’t Underestimate Your Local High School Sports Teams

It can be fun to take kids to a professional sports game, but after all of the expense and logistics we started wondering if it was really worth it. Older kids definitely appreciate the experience and get into the game, especially if they have been around other fans and watching it on tv. But do young kids really care about…



30 Ways to Stay Busy During Winter Break in the Southwest Suburbs

Where has the time gone? It seems like the first day of school was all we could think about, and now we are already planning winter break activities! Winter break is so busy enough with the holidays and then the new year, but this time of year often means parents have some days off and, of course, kids have winter…


Learn To Write Now Inspires Kids to Write and Read with Confidence

I had the pleasure of meeting Aruna and Shaju Davis at their new location of Learn To Write Now in South Naperville and am excited to share with you what they do and how your kids can benefit from their expertise and passion for teaching kids how to succeed in writing, reading, grammar, public speaking, test preparation, and more! This…


Skip the Line with Grocery Delivery and Pick-Up Services Near Here

As the temperatures drop, it’s harder to muster up the motivation to bundle up and get to the grocery store… especially when you add in bringing your children along. Grocery delivery and pick-up services let you restock your pantry without setting foot in the store. They’re money well spent for some families, especially in these cold, winter months. Our family…


Review: The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party

I had the opportunity to attend The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party at the Chicago Children’s Theater at The Station over the weekend. I brought along my mom and two daughters, ages 5 and 7 months. This beautiful retelling of three Beatrix Potter classic tales delighted young and old! We enjoyed celebrating the holiday season with the cute activities before…


Review: Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

Want to stay out of the cold this holiday season? Head to Navy Pier! The Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest is a cross between an amusement park and indoor inflatable play place, with various holiday photo opportunities. You will find amusement rides for each age group, many inflatable slides and bounce houses, climbing walls, an indoor ice skating rink, indoor…