Articles by Jill Borkowicz

2018 Races and Fun Runs in the Western Suburbs

The spring and summer months bring an incredible round-up of races and fun runs locally that are lots of fun for the whole family! While some kids are ready for a full-blown 5k, others might like to start with a short and sweet fun run: the perfect way to introduce younger kids to longer races. Either way, they’re sure to…


Oak Park Conservatory and Rehm Park

A rich and colorful atmosphere await your family at the Oak Park Conservatory! This hidden oasis of the western suburbs is such a neat and uplifting place to visit with your kids… and it’s free. We enjoyed meandering down the the winding paths, taking in the citrus scents of the lemon trees, and being surrounded by warmth, nature and beautiful…


Indoor Fun for Tweens

Kids eventually hit a stage where they are “too old” for many of the places that you have frequented regularly to keep them entertained. Luckily, we have a whole bunch of fabulous ideas for indoor fun, all geared specifically for the tween years! Check out our list for every type of tween out there, from the adventurous to the artsty….


What to Do on a Snow Day

When it looks like a winter wonderland outside and the kids are going stir-crazy inside, you need some creative inspiration for what to do on a snow day. We’ve also got some excellent ideas for what to do should you venture out! If you have a favorite snow day activity, please share. We would love to add it to our…


Live Theater for Kids: Spring – Summer 2018

Bringing your kids to a live theater performance can be such a fun and memorable experience for the whole family. We have an excellent list for you highlighting all of the awesome shows coming to town this spring and summer! Whether it’s a big Broadway show you seek, or something of a smaller scale locally, the options are endless. Some…


Daddy Daughter Dances and Other Valentine’s Events

The daddy daughter dances and other Valentine’s events go through March and then the mother son events usually start in April, so those will be announced in the coming months. Most of the daddy daughter dances have registration deadlines, so I suggest checking all the events that you might be interested in! Keep scrolling down to see the complete list of Valentine’s…


Locations, Details, Pricing for Skiing and Snowboarding Near Chicago

Looking for a new wintertime adventure with the family? Look no further than our 2017–2018 guide of places to go skiing and snowboarding near Chicago! Whether you have a family of beginners or more experienced skiers and snowboarders in your group, we’ve composed a great list of places that cater to all levels. Stay local, travel a few hours for…



2017 Hanukkah Events in Chicagoland

For our Hanukkah-a-celebratin’ families, we haven’t forgotten you! There are many fun Hanukkah events surrounding the Festival of Lights in the Chicagoland area. From concerts to parties to story times to delicious eats, Kidlist has you covered for all things Hanukkah. Get your menorahs ready, spin those dreidels and eat potato pancakes to your heart’s delight with these great Hanukkah…


Indoor Soccer Clubs, Classes and Camps

This list of indoor soccer options is sponsored by Glen Ellyn Park District and some of the soccer clubs have upgraded their listings in order to give you more information as well! Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn is offering Bubble Soccer for ages 6-11 on Friday, December 1 from 6pm-7pm. Kids will have a blast as they…


Volunteering with Kids in the Western Suburbs

Volunteering with kids is such a meaningful way to connect, all while helping the people who need it most. It’s a time to foster bonds, teach lifelong values and enrich the lives of others…now that is true quality time! We are surrounded by many fantastic organizations locally that are changing lives for the better daily. Check out a few of…


Kids Theater and Drama Classes

This list of kids theater and drama classes is sponsored by Children’s Theatre of Western Springs. Calling all kids with imagination, creativity, energy and a need for fun! Whether a budding thespian, aspiring singing or crazy comedian, or just looking to increase self-confidence, there’s room for everyone at Children’s Theatre of Western Springs.  Spring session is January 8th to May 7th,  offering classes such as Wizard of…