Articles by Annie Tandy

Family-Friendly Events This Weekend: July 19-21

This Friday is the Lisle Family Fun Fest! Get the details below. There is also a summer concert at Brookfield Zoo. If you haven’t been before, you can check out our overview from past years: Summer Nights at Brookfield Zoo. On Saturday, WTTW will be at Brookhaven in Burr Ridge with fun activities, perfect for kids 2-7 years old. Western…


How to Talk to your Kids about Money

Kidlist welcomes Jason Dobrzynski, CFP®, RLP®, CMFC® of Corsalus Group as a guest contributor to give us tips on how we can talk to our kids about money. You will find some great games, activities, and books to make it easy and fun to raise our kids to be financially aware! Jason is a local resident, intelligent financial advisor, father…


Birthday Party Giveaway from Bounce Around

Not only is Bounce Around tons of fun- the owner has a kind heart, which makes supporting her business such a pleasure. And we have exciting news… Bounce Around is offering to give away a free birthday party to a family in need! In an effort to help families, they are asking you to nominate a family that you think…


Tips, Discounts, Review of Kane County Cougars Game

Last week the Kidlist Team had the pleasure of going to a Kane County Cougars game with our families! We want to give the Cougars a huge thank you for being amazing hosts. It was the most fun we’ve had at a baseball game in a long time. There are so many kid-friendly things to do there in additional to…


Moon Mania: Free Space-Themed Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks

We are excited to announce Moon Mania, a FREE event with fun, space-themed activities, snacks, crafts, and games for the whole family. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove! Please note that RSVP is required, so click here to reserve your spot so you don’t miss Moon Mania, an out-of-this-world experience! Moon…


Free Ice Cream Bars at Mars 2019

Swinging by the Mars Chocolate North America ice cream factory in Burr Ridge has become a summer tradition in the suburbs! We have really enjoying going and trying their delicious treats. How awesome that they offer free ice cream to the community! The cherry on top can be heading over to Harvester Park after getting ice cream to play at…


Find Family Thrills at Chicagoland’s Outdoor Amusement Parks

Summer is (FINALLY!) upon us, and outdoor amusement parks are a great way to get the family together to create some magical memories! Whether a seasoned thrill-seeker or enjoying rides for the first time, your child will love a day spent on roller coasters, bumper cars, and more. Here is a list of all the Chicagoland outdoor amusement parks. Please…


Rotary GroveFest in Downers Grove Brings Carnival, Live Music, Craft Beer Tasting, and More

Rotary GroveFest is celebrating 10 years in downtown Downers Grove! This popular summer festival starts next Thursday, June 20 and goes through Sunday, June 23, 2019. The largest event in the great community of Downers Grove, Rotary GroveFest transforms the downtown area into a wonderful festival filled with carnival rides for all ages, midway games, an impressive live music line-up,…


Tips and Discounts for Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville

We have been going to Raging Waves almost every year for the past five years and always include it on our bucket list. They have added a few slides and areas for little kids since our last visit, so we were excited to check it out again. Raging Waves invited us to spend the day there, but all opinions are…


DuPage County Fair: New Additions and Fan Favorites

The DuPage County Fair is celebrating 65 years of being a place where our community gathers to explore, compete, learn, eat, be entertained, and have lots of fun! There will continue to be fan favorites this year as well as a lot of new additions. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28, 2019! Kids are FREE…


Recommended Family Photographers

It’s so special to be able to capture memorable moments with you and your kids. I don’t know about you, but our pictures are often missing either me or my husband! That’s definitely one of the many reasons to hire a family photographer. Not to mention they are incredibly talented with a camera, lighting, and editing, which makes a big difference. All of the photographers…


Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort

We were invited to stay overnight at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort in Utica, IL to check out their newly renovated indoor waterpark and the other amenities at the hotel. All opinions are my own. We were drawn to Grand Bear Resort for two reasons: my kids had never been to an indoor waterpark and it’s across the street from…