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Ways to Have Fun and Exercise With Your Kids

Now that we are a few week into the new year, those resolutions to be healthy and physically fit may seem daunting. There are many ways to keep (or set) health goals with your kids in tow as long as you are willing to participate rather than sit on the sidelines. Here are some great ways to keep active and…


Daddy Daughter Dances and Other Valentine’s Events

The daddy daughter dances and other Valentine’s events go through March and then the mother son events usually start in April, so those will be announced in the coming months. Most of the daddy daughter dances have registration deadlines, so I suggest checking all the events that you might be interested in! Keep scrolling down to see the complete list of Valentine’s…


Family-Friendly Weekend Events: January 20-22, 2017

Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius at Kohl Children’s Museum opens this weekend to kick off the start of family-friendly Chinese New Year activities and events. Click here to see the full list. There are also family movies, nature programming, theater performances, music concerts, parties, and more this weekend in the wonderful western suburbs and beyond!   Family-Friendly Weekend…


Swim and Have Fun at Max Aquatics

Max Aquatics in McCook offers some great ways to swim and have fun in the pool this winter and all year round! Swim Lessons Winter Session started last week, however registration is open with some spots still available in each age group. You can check out current openings at max-aquatics.com or give them a call at (708) 580-6550. Classes include Baby ‘n…


Where to Find Healthy, Kid-Friendly Recipes

Now that my son eats what we eat, I’ve found myself searching for healthy and kid-friendly recipes. Everyone’s definition of “kid-friendly” varies, of course—I once asked a first-grader what his favorite food was, and he told me “pan-seared salmon.” (My first-grade answer was “ice cream,” and to be honest, it hasn’t changed.) And our kids’ tastes are shaped by our cultural backgrounds and their own personal…


Help us help you! 3 Quick Questions

Hi everyone! Can you answer three questions to help me plan fun, relevant content? As we start the new year, I realized we haven’t asked in a while and would so appreciate your responses below. There is also an opportunity to share your thoughts about Kidlist. What do you like? How does the site help you? Do you have some constructive feedback?…


Chinese New Year for Kids and Families

This year the Chinese New Year begins on Saturday, January 28, 2017 and is the year of the Rooster. If you were born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, then you are a Rooster! The Chinese New Year and Vietnamese New Year (Tết) are all on the same day this year. They are generally on…


New Twinkle Star Classes and Mini-Poms

Jo’s Footwork Studio is offering new classes this year, including Mommy & Me, Twinkle Star Ballet and Tap, and Mini-Poms for ages 18 months to 7 years old. If you haven’t tried a class at Jo’s yet, you should definitely check them out! My daughter has taken several classes there. They are well taught while being fun. Not sure if your…


School’s Out: Things To Do on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 16, 2017 and we have to 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. Chicago History Museum Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr….


New Disney Movies in 2017

I was excited to find out about all of the movies coming out this year from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures today! Looks like we have a lot to look forward to. Here’s a sneak peek…   BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Walt Disney Studios) March 17, 2017 The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action…


Free Admission and Discounts From Your Library

You can get free admission and discounts from your library when you check out the Museum Adventure Pass! Libraries have individual passes for each of the attractions listed below. All you have to do is bring your library card and check out a pass for the location you are interested in. You can keep the pass for 7 days to plan…


Ice Skating Rinks for Families in the Western Suburbs

We have so many great ice skating rinks to choose from! From indoor to outdoor rinks, you will find a great place to glide around, get some exercise, and have fun with your kids. Skate rental and admission fees are listed, when applicable, and the best ways to find out if the outdoor rink ice is frozen and ready is…