Articles by Annie Tandy


Virtual Easter Church Services and Masses

We love how everyone is coming together to celebrate Easter during this time! Restaurants are providing takeout and delivery to make Easter dinner special. Churches have moved their services and masses online so we can continue to gather virtually. Even if you don’t attend church regularly, there are opportunities for you to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus this Easter from…


Music Together Online! Mattix Music Studio Brings Music to Your Home

We have always loved Mattix Music Studio and Miss Katie’s Music Together classes. Now with Music Together Online, their beloved music class is coming to your living room! Every week, Miss Katie will lead your whole family in fun music activities using songs from the Maracas Song Collection. Plus, you’ll get a digital recording, songbook, and bonus activities so the…



Get Outside at Parks with Paved Paths

We noticed that the forest preserve parking lots were fairly full last week, which is unfortunately not great for maintaining that six-foot distance from other people. If you want a change of scenery to get outside and take a walk, the park paths are open, too! We have checked out all of these paths over the years and they are…



5 Ways to Cope When You’re Losing It

Kidlist welcomes Susan Stutzman, mother to three little ones and owner of Kid Matters Counseling in Hinsdale as a guest contributor to give us tips on how to manage stressful situations we are facing at home. We can all use a little help during this trying time and are so grateful for her professional advice! This is a chaotic time…


The Ultimate Guide to At-Home Activity Videos from Local Businesses

We are working with local businesses to create a virtual library of fun videos with activities, tutorials, classes, and more! All from places we know and love. While lists of resource links are helpful, I’m personally getting a little overloaded with trying to sort through what to actually watch and do. Our hope is that this gives you bite-sized videos…


At Home Bucket List

(Click on the bucket list image for the printer-friendly version.) We shared a bucket list on Facebook and Instagram to help all of us while we are at home between the e-leaning and I wanted to make sure all of you had access to it, even if you don’t follow our social accounts! In the next couple days you can…


Your Guide to Illinois College Saving: Q&A with Tips

Kidlist welcomes Jason Dobrzynski, CFP®, RLP®, CMFC® and Maralynn Kearney, MBA of Corsalus Financial as guest contributors to give us a breakdown of 529 plans and tips for college saving. Both Jason and Maralynn are local residents, financial advisors, and parents (Jason of a 2 year-old daughter and infant son, and Maralynn of three teenagers), and Corsalus Financial is a wonderful Kidlist…


Hop On Over to These 2020 Easter Egg Hunts

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EGG HUNTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED. This egg-ceptional list of Easter egg hunts in the west suburbs will have your little bunnies hopping with egg-citement. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor options for whatever weather comes our way this spring. You’ll even find late-night flashlight egg hunts and a few egg hunts in the shallow end…


Bright Horizons Open Houses, Previews, and Showcases

It’s preschool registration season and there’s no better way to figure out which early education location is perfect for your child than attending an open house! Bright Horizons is offering times in February when you can drop by to explore their classrooms, learn about their curriculum, and meet the teachers. No RSVP necessary! Be sure to check out the full…