Articles by Nicole Majewski

Top 10 Best Local Libraries for Kids: Your 2020 Picks!

We asked Kidlist readers: What are the best libraries for kids in the western suburbs? These are the top 10 libraries for 2020, as voted on by our readers! They’ve got play areas with kitchens, dollhouses, STEM toys, puppet theaters, games, puzzles, and more.Many libraries in our area allow you to use any local library card to check things out, so don’t be…



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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…