Articles by Annie Tandy

Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Family Photo Sessions

Kidlist welcomes Michele of Michele K Photography as a guest contributor today, a child and family portrait photographer located in Elmhurst and serving the entire Chicagoland area. She has some great tips for all of us as we prepare for family photo sessions. 1. Coordinate your attire Stay away from “matchy-matchy” outfits and instead create harmony with colors and patterns…


Places With Water to Cool Off on These Hot September Days

Wow, has it been hot outside. Thankfully, there are quite a few places with water to cool off on these hot September days! We have listed all that we could find still open and if you hear of more, let us know. It’s so nice to live in an area that provides for our kids (and I might have to…


Weekend Events in the Western Suburbs: September 22-24, 2017

There are some great fests, movies, fishing, runs, car shows, farmers markets, hands-on science and art, and more this weekend! Goldfish Glen Ellyn is having a Back to School Party with swimming and games. It’s only $5 per person, with a $15 family maximum, and swimmers sporting school attire receive free admission! The first Kidlist event at Stix & Stones…


Weekend Events in the Southwest Suburbs: September 22-24, 2017

This weekend there are fishing days, farm tours, days of play, Fall Fun Fest at the children’s museum, Harvest Festival in Palos, a fitness run/walk, and more! Family-Friendly Weekend Events All of the event titles, dates, times, and towns are listed. If you would like more information, simply click on the the event title. Please note that the weekend events…


New! FaceTime Social

A new place for kid-friendly fun just opened in Indian Head Park called FaceTime Social! They offer families and friends the ability to gather in person without being distracted by phones and tablets. Their goal is to bring back TRUE FaceTime! Kids can play ping pong, darts, pinball, pool, and a jukebox while enjoying food and beverages. Besides open play…


Event Alert: Fun Day of Fall at Stratford Square

I just got word that Stratford Square Mall will be having a full day of fun for all ages tomorrow (Wednesday, September 20, 2017) and wanted to get the word out to all of your as soon as possible! The highlights include free Fit4Mom classes, Clifford The Big Red Dog, free carousel rides, free cookies, inexpensive lunch, art project, live…


Meet the Kidlist Team

Meet the moms that bring you Kidlist, a resource for families in the west and southwest suburbs! Our team consists of local parents that have a passion for finding great resources for our families and yours. Learn about what we get excited about and feel free to connect with us about ideas, events, classes and other family fun. We always love to…


Music Lessons and Music Together® Classes at Mattix Music Studio

Make music an exciting part of your child’s life! Join Mattix Music Studio in Western Springs for private music lessons and Music Together® classes! They offer private lessons for ages three and up, group lessons for ages five and up, and and Music Together® classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. All classes are held at the Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs at…


Weekend Events in the Western Suburbs: September 15-17, 2017

The Timothy Christian School Clothing, Toy and Equipment Resale is this Saturday with gently used fall and winter clothes for babies, children, juniors, maternity and young men. The toy and equipment section includes gently used toys, games, books, bikes, sports equipment, baby equipment, strollers, bedding and more. The Rhea Lana Consignment Sale also continues every day through Saturday. Click here…


Weekend Events in the Southwest Suburbs: September 15-17, 2017

Welcome to the first weekend events list for the southwest suburbs! Our calendar is also stocked full of family-friendly events through the end of the year, so if you would like to look ahead, you are welcome to. Bengtson Pumpkin Farm’s opening day is Friday and Dollinger Family Farm’s opening day is Monday! Both are full of family-friendly fun. Click…


Fitness Boot Camp and Zumba Kids

There are some fun fitness classes for kids coming up at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn! Zumba Kids for 5-11 year olds and Fitness Boot Camp for Kids for 8-12 year olds both start the last week of September and registration is now open. Get the details below. Fitness Boot Camp for Kids Ages: 8-12 years old…


Towns We Cover: Kidlist Southwest Suburbs

Wondering what the Kidlist Southwest suburbs includes? All of the towns we regularly check and explore in the southwestern suburbs are listed below. If your town is not included, please comment below or email Annie at [email protected] Alsip Bolingbrook Bridgeview Burbank Calumet City Chicago Heights Crest Hill Crestwood East Hazel Crest Evergreen Park Flossmoor Frankfort Harvey Hickory Hills Homer Glen…