Articles by Nicole Majewski

Review: How People Make Things at the DuPage Children’s Museum

“Mommy, how do you make that?” Do your children inquire as to why and how things work? The new exhibit at the DuPage Children’s Museum answers those questions curious minds ask. How People Make Things is based on factory tours from the television series Mister Rodgers’ Neighborhood. Kids can explore how every day objects are made, what tools are used,…


Get Away to These Indoor Water Parks Near Chicago

Are you longing for summer fun during the long, cold winter months of Chicago? Try an indoor water park within driving distance from the Chicago suburbs. During the bitter months of our Chicago winter my family plays at libraries and indoor play places. When we start longing for summer fun, we bust out the bathing suits and head to an…



2019 Best Christmas Lights in the West and Southwest Suburbs

All of the incredible Christmas light displays around Chicago’s suburbs bring joy to my family every year. We all pile in the car, bring hot chocolate and Christmas cookies, and head out to see the beautiful displays our local families have created. From big attractions to incredible residential displays, we’ve got tons of options for your family. From our family…


Insider Tips for Christmas at The Walnut Room and Macy’s State Street

A perfect staycation during the holidays is right here in the Windy City! Pack up your car and head to Chicago for more holiday experiences! The City of Chicago has much to offer during the holiday season! Macy’s and The Walnut Room are a few stops you don’t want to miss during the holiday season. We have tips for your…


Toy Drives and Donations to Spread the Cheer

Raising kind, considerate children is at the tops of every parent’s Christmas wish list. These toy drives and donation events can help your family spread goodwill onto others this holiday season! Throughout the west and southwest suburbs there are organizations collecting new toys, monetary donations, and even gently used toys to give children and families in need. By participating in…


Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival is under New Management

When the trees start to change and there is a chill in the air, that is my signal it is Fall Festival time. Heading to Sonny Acres Farm for their pumpkins and fall festival is a tradition from when I was a child, that I am happy to pass down to my children. Sonny Acres Farm is under new management…



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…