Articles by Jill Kowalski

Kid-Parent Date Ideas: Time for the two of you!

Undivided, individual time with our children will always be time well spent. Kid-parent dates are the perfect way to connect, make long-lasting memories, and strengthen your bond. Here are some super special kid-parent date ideas! Some may take a bit of planning, while others you could do anytime. If nothing on this list piques your interest, try asking your child…


The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs

Ready or not, summer camp registration season is upon us! Some of the most beloved camps in the southwest suburbs fill up fast, so be ready and armed with the knowledge you need to get your child involved in the camps you want. Registration dates and practices vary from camp to camp, so be sure to know your chosen camps…


Free February Fun in Chicagoland

February gets a bad rap here in Chicagoland. Football is officially over, the groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter, and the snow and cold has worn us out. No need to drag anymore! We have awesome ideas for free February fun that will have you sailing through the month with money in your pocket and a big smile on…


25 Things To Do When School is Closed in the Southwest Suburbs

The weather outside is frightful, extremely frightful! With record breaking lows and mounds and mounds of snow, our time stuck indoors and at home is about is to set cabin fever into full effect—but not to fear, Kidlist is here! We have some great ideas of things to do to keep yourself and the kids occupied during these long, cold…




30 Ways to Stay Busy During Winter Break in the Southwest Suburbs

Where has the time gone? It seems like the first day of school was all we could think about, and now we are already planning winter break activities! Winter break is so busy enough with the holidays and then the new year, but this time of year often means parents have some days off and, of course, kids have winter…


Fun (Santa-Free!) Things to Do with Kids in December 2018 – Southwest Suburbs

Santa and the holidays are everywhere during the month of December. Sometimes, you just need a break! If you are looking for some events that are Santa-free leading up to the holidays, we have listed some great ideas below, including skating, museum events, storytimes, crafts, nature events, and more. Check our list of fun December events in the southwest suburbs!…


Best Christmas Lights in the Southwest Suburbs

Wow, the light displays in the southwest suburbs are amazing. We drove around for hours and have not been able to make it to all of them yet, but we were blown away! Pack up your family, throw some blankets over the kids, grab a hot chocolate, and use this guide to check out the best Christmas lights in the…