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!

Local Tutoring Services in the West Suburbs
Check out our list of tutoring services available throughout the suburbs to provide your child with academic enrichment and support.

Local Resources for Remote Learning and Homeschooling
Whether it's something that's always interested you, or a path you've recently decided to explore, here's our roundup of homeschooling resources.

The Sales Are Still On! Fall 2020 Children’s Resales in Chicagoland
Use your extra time at home and clean out those closets! Sign up to consign, or add to your child's wardrobe at these great fall children's resales.

August 2020 Family-Friendly Events
We've got your calendar covered for August. Family-friendly events in the western suburbs are a great way to get final checks on your summer bucket list!

How to Help Protect Your Family: Emergency Savings and a Financial Plan
Learn about two important aspects to financial well-being from local experts, Corsalus Financial in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Bounce House Rentals, Inflatable Water Slides, and More!
This summer is the perfect time to bring the fun to your own home. Here's our roundup of bounce houses and party rentals in the Chicagoland area.

If Your Kids Get Free/Reduced Lunch, Apply for This Summer Benefit by July 15
The P-EBT benefit deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. Make sure you don't miss the unmarked envelope and pandemic benefits!

Navigating Photo Sessions During COVID-19
Insight from Julianne Green Photography on photo sessions during COVID-19 and questions you can ask to feel comfortable and prepared.

2020 Summer Bucket List: 40 Ways to Make the Best of This Summer
Get ideas for a fun summer both close to home and local outings in our Summer Bucket List for families with a free printable.

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids + Free Books
Reading is never canceled! These retailers and local libraries are encouraging children's love of learning by offering free summer reading programs.

2020 Farmers Markets and French Markets and the New Rules You Should Know
Farmers markets in the western suburbs are opening in 2020! Skip the grocery store and support local farmers and artisans.

5 Ways to Honor Your Special Class of 2020 Graduate!
We've come up with inventive ways to make these moments special for such deserving kids from preschool to high school.