Articles by Jill Borkowicz

Where to Take Kids for Ear Piercing Near Here

My daughter became quite obsessed with the idea of getting her ears pierced at the age of nine, and quickly got her older sister on board with the hope of doing it together. The only ones left to get on board were her dad and me! This rite of passage for many is commonly paired with feelings of excitement and…


Chicagoland Kids Theater Guide: Spring – Summer 2021

Sharing the arts with your kids is such an unforgettable, wonderful experience! And, thankfully, there are some amazing, family-friendly theater productions happening in the months to come throughout the Chicagoland area! Kidlist has you covered with an excellent listing of shows (both virtual and hopefully in-person, too) that include adult ensembles, all-kids casts, virtual puppet shows, and even audio adventures….



Escape to These Indoor Water Parks Near Chicagoland

We’ve researched all the best options for indoor water parks in and around Chicago for you! Whether it’s an afternoon of fun you crave, or an entire weekend away, there are loads of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking to travel soon or making plans for a future getaway, be sure to call in advance for the most updated…



The Coolest Cookie Decorating Kits from Local Bakeries

Cookie kits are so popular these days, and bakeries all over town have been offering the coolest kits that the kiddos just love. Fun for the whole family or just to keep the littles entertained for a while, these kits are a wonderful and tasty way to get creative together. Please be sure to call ahead for current offerings and…


Local Hotels with Pools and Kid-Friendly Chicago Hotel Deals

With the new year upon us, hotels are offering lots of deals and discounts that are just perfect for a little family staycation! Take advantage of these awesome packages and beat the winter blues with a mini getaway. Just a small change of scenery is a treat. We’ve got options for you in the city and western suburbs, and many…


Holiday Drive-In Movies in Chicagoland

Get into the holiday spirit with your loved ones at the drive-in! We’ve updated our list to include the best, festive movies around town to enjoy safely cuddled up with your family from the comfort of your car. Attendance will be limited for every movie event. You’ll need to maintain social distancing (that’s at least six feet away) and use…


Fun Happenings for the Happiest of Hanukkahs in 2020!

For our readers who celebrate Hanukkah, we’ve found a handful of nice local events to share the holiday in sweet ways with the the ones you love! Get ready to light some candles, spin your dreidel, and eat delicious potato pancakes! And if you’ve heard of Hanukkah, but don’t know much about it, check out this great article by The…


Old-Fashioned Family Fun: Horse-Drawn Carriage and Trolley Rides!

Wouldn’t it be fun to start a new and festive family tradition this season by enjoying a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride or holiday trolley trip? There are some really unique events happening that feature the loveliest, old-time rides in town! Get that hot cocoa ready and cozy up with your kiddos . . . .your holiday chariot awaits, along with…


Score Birthday Freebies Galore for Your Whole Family

There’s something about a free treat on your birthday that makes it all the more special and oh-so-fun! There are tons of businesses all around town that offer very cool deals, you just need to know where to look. Kidlist has you covered on the birthday freebies front with this fantastic list for our amazing readers to enjoy. Birthday Freebies…


Fun Guide for Tweens and Teens 9+ in Chicago’s Suburbs

Have your kids reached a new stage where entertaining them has become more of a challenge? Suddenly, they are “too old” for all the usual spots that used to provide hours of amusement. Welcome to the tween/teen years! Thankfully, there are still plenty of awesome ideas out there to keep these older kids engaged, learning and happy. Enjoy this comprehensive…