Resources for Your Family

Want to find restaurants where kids eat free? Preschools and daycares near you? Need school lunch ideas? Looking for a resale or consignment sale to buy kids clothes, toys, and equipment? Want to plan the ultimate kids birthday party? We have the answers to these questions and much more in this Resources for Families page!

All of these lists were made by local moms for local parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Are you looking for a family resource not on this list? Comment below and let us know!

If you are looking for activities for kids? Check out our other resources, visit our Outdoor Activities and Indoor Activities pages. We also have Half-Price Ticket offers so you can see a fun performance or receive admission to location attractions at a discount!

Homeschooling in the Chicagoland Suburbs
Are you homeschooling your children or thinking about homeschooling as an option? Our guide has many resources no matter what step you are in your journey!

Fall Resale Guide 2018: Children’s Resales Across Chicagoland
Your guide to the fall resale and consignment sales in the western suburbs of Chicago. Find all of the sales by date, with times and locations.

Common Questions Answered: Baby Teeth, Thumb Sucking, Fruit Juice
Find answers to your questions about baby teeth, permanent teeth, thumb sucking, and giving juice to your baby and child.

Where to Donate School Supplies and School Supply Drives
Find local organizations in the west and southwest suburbs to donate school supplies for children who need them.

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids + Free Books
Encourage your kids to keep reading cool books on those hot summer days with one of these fun, free summer reading programs!

2018 Summer Bucket List for Kids in the Chicagoland Suburbs
Follow a summer bucket list to keep the summer activities and momentum flowing! Use our list to find local ideas that fit your family's needs.

Family Photographer Guide 2018-19
Find local talent, learn about each family photographer, and see samples of their work. All serving families in the suburbs of Chicago.

Farmers Markets in the Southwest Suburbs 2018
Check out all the farmers markets happening nearby, from Tinley Park to Bolingbrook and beyond! Find out where you can get fresh veggies and treats.

Farmers Markets and French Markets in the Western Suburbs 2018
All of the french and farmers markets in Chicago's near western suburbs. Find locations, days, times, and a free printable of markets by day!

What You Need for Your Second Baby (and What You Really Don’t)
With a second baby, you likely have a lot of baby gear on hand already. Find out what else you might need, plus what you can safely skip this time around,

Bounce House Rentals in the Chicagoland Area
Bounce house rentals have become very popular for events that a bunch of kids will attend! Scroll through to find bounce house and party rentals near you.

Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago’s Western Suburbs – 2018
Find a restaurant where kids eat free every day of the week on this list, organized by day with details included for each.