Articles by Annie Tandy

Special Music Together® Holiday Favorites Classes

Mattix Music Studio is having special Music Together® Holiday Favorites Classes, starting November 29! What a great way to spend some quality time with your little ones. It always gets so busy around the holidays, so even more reason to carve some time out for engaging music and interaction! Reserve your spot in this 3 week mini class today! There’s…


Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will be at The Chicago Theatre from November 16-25, 2018. We are excited to go this Friday and thought you might want to get tickets too! Keep reading for age recommendations, show length, show times, and ticket information. Show Overview Christmas is the best time to be living in Whoville –…


Where to Eat with Santa in the Western Suburbs 2018

Our recent cold weather has our family getting excited about the upcoming holiday season. What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to spend quality time and eat with Santa, Mrs. Claus or even the Grinch? Santa’s schedule fills up quickly in anticipation of the big day, so plan ahead if you hope to join him for breakfast,…


Announcing Santa and Vintage Red Truck Photo Sessions

Tis the season for some festive photography fun! Photographers Lauren Enright & Katie Mac (MacBi Photography) are teaming up for Vintage Red Truck Minis in November, while Santa Claus is coming to town in December! Vintage Red Truck Mini Sessions Vintage truck sessions will be located in La Grange Park, and are filling up quickly with a few spots remaining…


Giveaway! Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2018

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) is coming to Navy Pier on November 17-18, 2018! It’s the biggest toy and game fair in North America that’s open to kids of all ages and we look forward to going every year to check out the newest toys and games. This year Kidlist has two family passes to give away, each…




Best Donuts in the Suburbs

Our readers nominated their favorite donuts shops in the suburbs and most of the spots that made the list were mentioned multiple times! It’s tempting to do a donut tour… so why not? We put together map so you can determine a route and mark them off as you go. While you are on the donut trail, check back with…


Pop-Up Tech Experience: Sue’s Tech Kitchen in Schaumburg

They had me at 3D printed s’mores. Sue’s Tech Kitchen is a pop-up tech experience, coming to the Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg this weekend! How cool that we are so close to a unique opportunity that will only be at a handful of cities around the US this year. The concept is to mix technology and snacks to demonstrate…


Pumpkin Patches + Apple Orchards with Pumpkin Patches Near Chicago

Looking for a pumpkin patch this fall? You will find all of the local pumpkin farms with hours, prices, and features. Didn’t get a chance to go apple picking and want to combine trips? We’ve found apple orchards with pumpkin patches and fall activities! Get ready to plan a fun day with the fam! If you have any experiences to share,…


Gixo: A Fitness App with Live Workouts and On-Demand Options

This article is sponsored by Gixo, but all opinions are my own. A friend told me about Gixo, a fitness app with both live workouts and on-demand options that include strength training, walking, running, yoga, stretching, and more. I’m excited about it! I have tried fitness videos on YouTube, but it’s hard to get in a routine and finding motivation….


New! Bach to Rock is Now in Naperville and Northbrook

Bach to Rock is now enrolling at their Naperville and Northbrook Schools! This popular, national music education center is for students of all ages. It’s unique method is based on the knowledge that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like the most. That’s why they use special arrangements of the music of our time…