Articles by Annie Tandy

Best Doctors in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago

Finding a healthcare provider can be so daunting! It’s a question that comes up quite a bit, so a few months ago we asked you to nominate your favorite doctors in eleven categories, including pediatrician, primary care physician, eye doctor, allergist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, dermatologist, chiropractor, OB/GYN, midwife, and doula, then voting followed in April. The results are in – the best doctors…


Memorial Day Weekend Events: May 26-29, 2017

It’s a special edition of the weekend events, featuring family-friendly fun happening every day this Friday through Monday! The weather looks like it’s going to be beautiful. There are barbecues, fun and fitness runs, markets, art festivals, story times, family movies, parades and ceremonies to honor those who served, and more! In case you missed these: Memorial Day Parades, Ceremonies,…


Gathering on the Green Festival in Western Springs

The Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) will be holding its 23rd annual Gathering on the Green family event on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Tower Green in downtown Western Springs from 5-10pm! Gathering on the Green is a signature event in Western Springs and is a fun-filled evening of food, beverages, live music, entertainment, and activities for kids… all located on…


Splash Pads in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago

Most splash pads and spray parks are opening Memorial Day weekend, with exceptions noted in the comments under each, and we have all the best spots to go, all in one list! This guide to splash pads is brought to you by the Glen Ellyn Park District and is split into two sections: free and fee. Opening dates and descriptions are…


Summer Festivals in the Near Western Suburbs 2017

Think beautiful weather, tasty food, live music and carnival rides – it’s the perfect recipe for summertime fun. We have the line-up of all the summer festivals in our area with dates and descriptions! Click on the festival name to be taken to the full calendar listing. This Summer Festivals Guide is brought to you by the Wheaton Park District. Taste of Wheaton kicks…


Weekend Events: May 19-21, 2017

May is National Water Safety Awareness Month and Goldfish Swim School in Burr Ridge is all about it. In addition to their quarterly Safety Week during lessons, they will be hosting a free Safety Day this Saturday with tons of fun! From 2:30 – 4:30 pm there is open swim, touch-a-truck with the Burr Ridge Fire Department, a bounce house,…


Summer Music Series in the Near Western Suburbs

We love attending Music in the Park nights in the summertime! It’s a fun way to spend summer evenings with the family, and the kids always find friends to dance around with. Live music, fresh air and free entertainment add up to a nice night locally. Some venues offer food and snacks for purchase, or you can pack a picnic to enjoy…


Grand Avenue Preschool Celebrates 36 Years

Kidlist welcomes Grand Avenue Preschools to the group of amazing site sponsors! They have programs for children ages 2 years old all the way up to 5th grade. We invited them to tell you about what their family business has to offer and you are encouraged to call them or schedule a visit to find out more and check out…


Weekend Events: May 12-14, 2017

This weekend, Entrée Kitchen is inviting dads to come with their kids to prepare some meals. (Moms are welcome to come too, but they are offering a chance to give moms some time off in honor of Mother’s Day.) Click here to get the details on this event taking place this Saturday. Want to enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in the…


Pop Up Photo Sessions at Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory is a beautiful place, so I was excited to hear that Jacqueline Barkley Photography is offering a select number of pop up photo sessions on June 3, 2017 at GPC! Each of these sessions will be 20 minutes in length and include a minimum of 15 edited digital files with the print release delivered through my online…


Free Tulip Bulbs in Oak Brook 2017

Have you seen all of the gorgeous tulips at the mall in Oak Brook? They dig all of them up (usually after Mother’s Day) and pile them up in the parking lot so everyone can take them home to enjoy in their own yards! This year is no exception. Get all the details below about when it’s happening and what…


Weekend Events: May 5-7, 2017

Grand Avenue Preschool in La Grange has recently moved to Spring Avenue School and will be hosting an open house on Thursday, May 4 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. While visiting, parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, see the classroom, and learn more about the curriculum, so I wanted to give you a heads up even though it’s pre-weekend….