Articles by Annie Tandy

When To Schedule Your Child’s First Orthodontist Appointment (It’s earlier than you think!)

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child is evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7. You may think, wow that’s early! Why age 7? Dr. Rohini Mathrani from Spring Orthodontics is here to answer that question, but did you know that orthodontic evaluation appointments are free of charge? What do you have to lose?! It’s also a great…




Celebrate Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus in Rosemont

We were invited to Hofbräuhaus last Friday and had the pleasure of kicking off Oktoberfest with them. What a great time! It’s definitely a unique experience, filled with celebration, delicious food, excellent service, live music, times of call and response that create camaraderie in the restaurant, and an overall excitement in the air. There are a plethora of festivities including…


Special Santa Claus Opportunity with Melissa Zimmer Photography

It’s not too early to start thinking about the magic of the holidays. This year, Melissa Zimmer Photography is pleased to announce Santa Claus will be in studio to kick-off the holiday season on November 24, 2018! This is an exclusive experience for your children to interact with Santa Claus in a private and personalized photography session. Photos are available…


Plan Your Next Vacation with Geri Marrella (her services are free!)

Kidlist welcomes Geri Marrella, a local mom, wife, and travel agent with Pixie and Pirate Destinations, as a guest contributor. Her and her family are always ready to countdown to their next adventure and she is excited to share all of her knowledge to help you plan a vacation that is just the right fit for your family! Do you have…


Adorn512 Brings Jewelry Birthday Parties and Workshops to Downers Grove

Adorn512 is now offering jewelry birthday parties and workshops! Dana Mitchell opened this wonderfully creative boutique this past May, 2018. She has a passion for jewelry and started her business from home in 2010 after working as a labor and delivery nurse for 15 years. She designs her own pieces as well as curates a collection of handmade jewelry for…


New! Windy City Ninjas Challenges All Ages in Elmhurst

We have exciting news for ninja warriors ages two and up… Windy City Ninjas, previously only in the city, opened a brand new 12,000 square foot facility in Elmhurst! Owners Tom and Emily Rhomberg are the parents of three little ninja warriors and they have seen the benefits of this activity first hand. They aspire to be a place where kids…


Unique Fall Events in Glen Ellyn: Glow in the Park and Pumpkin Flotilla Fest

There are two great events coming up in Glen Ellyn this fall! Glow in the Park Lantern Walk offers free entertainment, various activities for kids, and a magical lantern parade that you can participate in. Pumpkin Flotilla Fest features live music, kid-friendly fun, and concludes with floating jack-o-lanterns at dusk. We have all the details for these unique events happening…


Music Lessons for Every Age and Ability in Western Springs

Mattix Music Studio offers music lessons for every age and ability! They have several ways for children 3 years old all the way up to adults to learn about music how to play various instruments. You can even schedule a free meet and greet so you can get to know the sweet and talented music director, Katie Mattix, before you…


Gemini Classes Beyond Gymnastics

It’s probably obvious that Gemini Gymnastics Academy in La Grange offers various gymnastics classes for kids of all ages, but did you know that they have other amazing programs? Their Tiny Twistars Program caters to littles who are walking through kids in kindergarten and their Ninja Monkeys Program is for boys and girls ages 4-12. Gemini has also revamped their…


New Playground! Oak Brook Park District Sandlot

The new playground at Central Park in Oak Brook is open! The official grand opening of this universal playground, called the Oak Brook Park District Sandlot, is September 5 at 2:30pm, but you can start playing now. The playground has an overall baseball theme and spans two levels. There is something for every age and ability. The entire playground has…