Articles by Claudia Coyne


Museum and Zoo Memberships: Are They Worth It?

Family outings to museums and zoos can get costly, especially when you add in parking and special exhibits. While admission and donations often go towards improving the organizations, most of us are still looking to get the most bang for our buck! Many museum memberships will pay for themselves after two or three visits, but some take longer. We’ve compiled…



Daddy Daughter Dances in the Southwest Suburbs

February is coming, and love is in the air. There’s not many things stronger than the love between father and daughter. And while dressing up is half the fun for a little girl, they consider going to ‘the ball’ with the most important man in their life a dream come true! Dads (and grandpas and uncles, too), get your best…


Review: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood at DuPage Children’s Museum

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit is now open and will be at DuPage Children’s Museum until May 12, 2019. This new exhibit brings to life the themes presented in the award-winning PBS Kids television series created by The Fred Rogers Company that follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends. In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit…


Winter Chicago Hotel Deals and Packages for Families

January and February are two of the slowest months in the hotel industry, so many hotels offer discounts and special packages to fill those rooms. Why not take advantage of the great deals to beat the winter blues with a mini Chicago vacation? These are some of the best packages available in Chicago right now! So dig a path to…



Review: Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical is at The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire! Yes, I know we’re talking about a theater outside the typical Kidlist area, but this theater is worth the drive. With “theatre in the round” seating and a live band, it’s the perfect place to take the kids for their first show or to revisit on a regular basis. Keep…


Kid-Friendly Nail Salons in the Southwest Suburbs

If your daughter is already sneaking into your makeup bag and trying on your high heels, it might be time to go on a mother/daughter trip to the nail salon. These salons offer children’s services and many even have small child sized pedicure chairs to ease the fear of their first visit. This is a great way to spend some…



Free Photos with Santa in the Southwest Suburbs

If you have a desire to document some memories during the holiday season, head on out to these events to snap a few free photos with Santa! Be sure to bring your camera, as most of these events don’t provide a photographer, but rather an opportunity to take photos with St. Nick without the pressure to purchase. Whether you want…