Articles by Annie Tandy

New! Fun Zone in Downers Grove

Fun Zone in Downers Grove is more than an indoor play area… it’s an 1800 square foot entertainment center for all ages! In the room where you enter, you will find an indoor playground with various sections for different ages, classic arcade games, bumper cars, and a café (coming soon: an XD theater and virtual reality). There are more arcade…




Your Child’s First Dental Visit: When to Take Your Child to the Dentist

Kidlist welcomes Dr. Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI as a guest contributor Without a doubt, one of the questions I most often get asked is “When should I bring my child for their first dental visit?” Parents often receive conflicting advice due to the multitude of sources and opinions available these days. With this article, it’s my intention to…


Meal Prep at Entrée Kitchen: Our Review

We recently had the pleasure of going to Entrée Kitchen in Carol Stream for meal prep with our kids and had a wonderful time! We found the entire process to be easy from their online ordering, meal assembly, and cooking the dinner at home. Entrée Kitchen does all the shopping, chopping, and cleanup so you can have delicious dinners in your…


School’s Out: Things To Do on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 15, 2018 and we have you 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 January 15, 2018 | 10:00 am Celebrate…


New! Ninja Monkeys + 50% Off Select Classes

Gemini Gymnastics Academy is now offering Sunday classes and all of them are 50% off in January! I know a lot of you are often looking for weekend classes, so I was excited to let you know. They also have fun new classes called Ninja Monkeys for 5-12 year olds and Mini Ninjas, which are also 50% off in January! Ninja…


Tubing at Blackwell Forest Preserve: Mount Hoy

Want an awesome alternative to sledding? Try tubing at Blackwell Forest Preserve (Mount Hoy) in Warrenville. We went this weekend and it was so fun that we went on both Saturday and Sunday! The tubing hill has two branches and is 800 feet long. It open for rentals and tubing when there are 3 or more inches of snow covering the hill….



Most Popular Content of 2017

Curious to see what local families like you were most interested in this past year? We looked it up and put together a top ten list for Kidlist’s most popular content of 2017! If you missed any of these, you will want to check them out. Maybe even bookmark the links because we even find ourselves referencing them quite a…


Houses with a Leg Lamp

This morning, a Kidlist reader wrote me an email and said, “We watched A Christmas Story for the first time with the kids and now I am dying to show them the leg lamp in the windows of houses, of course now I can’t remember at all where I have seen them.” So we posted her question to the Kidlist Facebook…


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We will be spending time with family these next few days, so you won’t hear from us until next week, but the site is still very much available for your use… from the Calendar of Events to the Winter Holiday Fun Guide to New Year’s Eve with Kids. Don’t forget about the Winter Break Camp Guide too. There…