Articles by Nicole Majewski

Pumpkin Patches with Apple Picking Near Chicago

When is an orange not an orange? … When it’s a pumpkin! I absolutely love fall. I’m looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes, jumping in leaf piles, wagon rides, and heading out to find the perfect pumpkin. If you didn’t get a chance to go apple picking this fall, there are places near Chicago where you can do both! Happy…


Pumpkin Patches and Pumpkin Farms in the Chicagoland Area

The crisp cool air and beautiful changing leaves signals one of our favorite outings of the fall season: pumpkin patches! You’ll find locations that not only offer pick-your-own pumpkins, but also all kinds of great attractions, children’s rides and tasty fall treats! Spend a few hours or a whole day with your family having fun at one of these awesome…


New! Kids Empire Indoor Playground in Villa Park

Kids Empire is a brand new, indoor play place in Villa Park that just opened on August 24, 2019. They hosted my family to play for the day and check out their expansive new playground. If you’re looking for a place for your child to burn off energy, or somewhere to go on a rainy day, Kids Empire takes the…


Cheerleading for Kids

Be loud, be proud, and check out these cheerleading clubs! Is your child interesting in trying a cheerleading or tumbling class? Cheerleading involves dance, tumbling, jumps, cheers, and stunting. We’ve got classes, clubs, and camps for your cheerleader. There are a variety of competitive and non-competitive options for each age group. Cheerleading Clubs and Classes in Chicago’s Western Suburbs All…


Where to Take Ice Skating Lessons

Does your child love to watch the winter Olympics? Do they dream of twirling across the ice? We’ve looked into all of the ice skating lessons in Chicago’s western suburbs to help you find the best rink for your family. Whether your child is interested in figure skating or improving their skating skills for hockey, these rinks fit the bill….


Indoor Swim Lessons in the West and Southwest Suburbs

When summer ends, your swim lessons don’t have to! Water safety skills are important to work on all year long. Keep that momentum going throughout the school year with indoor swim lessons. These facilities all offer indoor swim lessons starting at about 6 months old, with some companies starting as early as 3 months old. This article is sponsored by…


Local Wrestling Clubs and Academies for Kids

All I do is pin, pin, pin, no matter what, what, what! Does your athlete have an interest in joining a wrestling club or trying out the sport? Check out one of these wrestling clubs in the western suburbs. There are a ton of clubs and academies where kids can get coaching and practice their moves on the mat. Wrestling…


Nature Cat: Backyard & Beyond at Kohl Children’s Museum

Nature Cat, the award-winning PBS series, has a new exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview. This immersive exhibit, Nature Cat: Backyard & Beyond, encourages children to have an adventure and learn about nature, starting in their own backyard. Each area of the exhibit teaches children to explore nature using all five of their senses. Head to the Kohl…


Road Trip: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, An Outdoor Lover’s Dream

Sheboygan, Wisconsin (tagged as “the Malibu of the Midwest”), is located only 2.5 hours from the Chicagoland area on Lake Michigan. Sheboygan is chock-full of outdoor activities including surfing, paddle boarding, sailing, jet-skiing, fishing, biking, hiking, golfing, and more! As a family with younger children, our adventures included a water park, pool, beach, children’s museum, and storybook gardens. Last but…


Insider Tips for the DuPage County Fair

The Dupage County Fair has so much to offer and the grounds can feel overwhelming for a family with kids, but Kidlist is here with insider tips for the Dupage County Fair to ensure your family has an enjoyable time! The Dupage County Fair was one of the first festivals we went to with our daughter. The farm animals, pig…


New at Bloomingdale Park District and Their Grand Re-Opening

The Johnston Recreation Center in Bloomingdale has been under construction for the past year and I got a sneak peek into the new building and spaces for kids! The Bloomingdale Park District has revamped their outdoor pool, the preschool rooms are brand new, they added a giant party room/lounge area and built an indoor playground! Come out to the JRC…