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Make Your Next Party a Smash with These Bounce House and Party Rentals!

Having a party? Look no further! A bounce house, water slide, or inflatable obstacle course at a party really pumps up the fun. Many of these companies offer rentals of tables, chairs, and tents to make party day easier. Some even have concessions, games, and other outdoor fun! Check out one of these rentals for your next birthday party, graduation…


West Suburban Weekend Planner: May 3-5

It’s Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 4! You can go into a participating comic book store near you and choose one (or sometimes two) free comic books to take home with you. Our kids thoroughly enjoy looking through the choices and making their decision… and what a great opportunity to encourage reading in a different format. Click here…


Southwest Suburban Weekend Planner: May 3-5

There are some great spring events this weekend and we make planning easy! Simply click on the event titles you are interested in to get the details! Have a wonderful weekend. Check out our list below with dates and times to see what works for you. There are even town names included so you have an idea of how close…


Review: Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour

Amazon recently started offering tours of select fulfillment centers across the country and they happen to have tours available in Illinois! I couldn’t help but book a tour for our family to check out what goes on behind the scenes. The Amazon Fulfillment Center in Monee is the only facility in our area that offers tours and you can click…


Coding and Robotics This Summer at Codinu

The summer is coming… and Codinu in Naperville offers week-long, theme-based day camps for an amazingly fun and a unique coding experience! At Codinu, your children will benefit from their 4:1 student-teacher ratio with a maximum class size of 12 and highly qualified instructors. They have a flexible learning space that creates a fun and collaborative environment! Codinu mixes an…


Blue Moose Sports Camp This Summer

Registration is open for Blue Moose Sports Camp for all incoming first through sixth graders! Blue Moose Sports Camp for incoming 1st through 6th graders Blue Moose Sports Camp was created to give children a place to stay active and play during the summer and gives them the chance to enjoy simple games in a safe and fun environment. The camp…


Dog Owner Etiquette 101: Are You as Well-Trained as Your Pup?

Not all families are dog families… and some dogs are not as friendly or well-trained as our own! We, as dog owners, can do our part to maintain good furry friend etiquette around town. Here are a few pointers to live by. When you’re walking the dog… Dogs should do their business only on the parkway. When taking your furry…


New Playgrounds

It’s so exciting when there are new playgrounds on the horizon! We have amazing parks systems and park districts in the west and southwest suburbs, many of whom are planning some great new spaces for our children. Here are the locations you can look forward to checkin out in the near future! We also included information from the past year…


Backyard Chickens in the Chicago Suburbs

Raising chicks, gathering the eggs and hanging out with them in the backyard has been such a pleasure for our kids (as well as us) that I thought I would share about our adventure. Originally published on Oct 26, 2013. Keep scrolling to see our current chicken coop and feature on TV! We got our first flock about two years…


Museum and Zoo Memberships: Are They Worth It?

Family outings to museums and zoos can get costly, especially when you add in parking and special exhibits. While admission and donations often go towards improving the organizations, most of us are still looking to get the most bang for our buck! Many museum memberships will pay for themselves after two or three visits, but some take longer. We’ve compiled…


Where (and How!) to Take Your Kids Fishing + Local Fishing Shops

Going fishing together is a time-honored family tradition that brings generations together. I remember my grandpa taking us down to fish from the little pond outside his condo — and while my grandparents’ condo association probably wasn’t too pleased, I’m happy to have those memories. The key to fishing is coming prepared. Here’s what you need to bring, a few…


Birthday Party Giveaway! Sky Zone

We have another awesome opportunity to win a free birthday party for your son or daughter! Sky Zone is heaven for kids who love to jump. There are all kinds of opportunities to play with trampolines from wall to wall, games like dodgeball and hoops, and unique birthday party options. Keep reading for information on their great party options and…