Articles by Katie Mayle


Free February 2021 Fun in Chicagoland

We’ve hit the home stretch of winter! While we definitely see some chilly days in March and April, February signifies that the end of winter is near! We’ve gathered information about exciting, and FREE, ways for your family to spend time together this month during this chilly month. Whether you’re engulfed in a science demonstration courtesy of Fermilab, missing the…


Bring Home Fun with Play Equipment Rentals in the West Suburbs

Like so many others families, we’ve really been missing our local children’s museum during this time. We can’t wait for the days until we’re back in the exhibit halls, tinkering, building and exploring for hours on end. Until then, we’ve found some options for families to bring the fun into their own homes! Below, you’ll find ways to mix up…


Indoor Play Areas Offering Private Reservations

Indoor play areas have always been a great way for kids to burn off extra energy in these cold winter months, but it’s been a tough year for these businesses. However, as COVID-19 guidelines are set to change in the coming weeks, you may even find that more places are able to safely open with extra cleaning procedures and limited…


How to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Kids in 2021

This coming Monday, January 18, 2021, we celebrate and honor the life of the incredible Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The impact of his work is felt within every community in America. Take the time on Monday to talk to remind your children that it’s not just “another day off school,” but a day to remember a true leader in…


Where to Go Snow Tubing and Tobogganing in Chicagoland

Grab your snow pants and hit the hills! Snow tubing and tobogganing are thrilling ways to mix up your wintertime family-fun. With higher peeks, bumps along the course, and some that even have a convenient belt to bring your tube back to the top, your family won’t want to leave these local and destination tubing and toboggan spots. (Insider tip:…


Start 2021 Right with Free January Fun

After a hectic (and expensive!) December, we’re all ready for fresh ideas without a price tag come January. Below, you’ll find information about free things to do with kids this month. We’ve got both indoor and outdoor places to go, as well as events running throughout January. Bundle up, have fun, and don’t worry about your budget! Free January 2020…


Winter Hikes, Snowshoe Rentals, and Cross-Country Skiing

My family usually spends our snowy winter days building a snowman or cruising down a sled hill. This winter, think outside the box and try an afternoon cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Explore your favorite summertime trails while they’re covered in a layer of fresh snow. Don’t have the equipment? Don’t worry! Stop at these scenic sights to rent what you…


Attractions, Restaurants, and Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day 2020

If you’re anything like me, your holiday to-do list is a mile long these days. Much to my chagrin, something will inevitably be forgotten. Whether you’re looking for a missing ingredient in the grocery store aisles, or ready to take the stress out of cooking your Christmas dinner, we’ve rounded up information about which stores and restaurants will be open…


January 2021 Family-Friendly Events

I think we can all agree that we’re excited for the a fresh start this year! January is a month filled with snowy fun. Sled, ski, or curl up inside with some hot cocoa. Register for some extra indoor and outdoor fun at these family-friendly events in January 2021. January 2021 Family-Friendly Events Do you have an event to submit…



2020-2021 Winter Break Camps for Kids

Whether you’re looking to meet your childcare needs, or simply want a chance for your child to socialize, there are quite a few organizations offering winter break camps this year. Kids can get out of the house, engage in countless fun activities with friends, and enjoy their time off of school. Stretch their legs, learn a new game, and make…