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!

Museum and Zoo Memberships: Are They Worth It?
Do Brookfield Zoo, downtown museum, and local children's museum memberships pay off for families? We did the math.

Kids Eat Free? Yes, Please! Find Out Where in the Southwest Suburbs
Find kids eat free deals for every day of the week! From local restaurants to bigger chains, we've got all the deals in one spot.

All the 2019 Kids Eat Free Deals in the West Suburbs
Find a restaurant where kids eat free every day of the week on this list, organized by day with details included for each.

2019 Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in the West Suburbs
In town for spring break? Check out these camps, activities, and kid-friendly events during spring break in Chicago's west suburbs.

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, We Found Heart-Shaped Pizza for You!
Why stop at chocolate? We found local spots for heart-shaped pizza, donuts, bagels, pretzels, and even lasagna for your sweeties!

Spring Children’s Resale Guide 2019
Sell, donate, and shop the spring resale and consignment sales! We have a huge round-up of all the best sales in the suburbs.

Kids Birthday Party Places, Entertainment, and Rentals for the West Suburbs
Places to have a kids birthday party, kids entertainment, party rentals... everything you need to plan an easy and fun kids birthday party!

Ways to Meet Your Fitness Goals (with Kids!) in the Western Suburbs
2019 fitness plans already gone awry? Gyms with childcare, kid-friendly fitness classes, and more can help you make a realistic plan!

Parent Groups, Mom Groups, and Playgroups in the Southwest Suburbs
We're in this together! Find out where to find groups for parents and caregivers (whether you're looking for playdates or a mom's night out).

The Secret to Making Mom Friends: Parent Groups and Playgroups in the Western Suburbs
Friendships with other parents and caregivers are so important, but it's hard to know where to start! Our list of playgroups makes it easier.

2019 Chicago-Area Museum Free Days
Visit Brookfield Zoo, the Shedd, MSI, and more for free! Check out our guide to find the best values when visiting local museums and zoos.

Preschool and Daycare Guide for Families in Chicago’s Western Suburbs
Everything in one place: local preschool and daycare options, as well as preschools with extended care. Find education and child care near you!