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!

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.

Unique Local Shop Offers Handcrafted Mattresses in the Western Suburbs
About Quality Sleep Shop, types of handcrafted mattresses they offer, suggested mattresses for kids, construction materials, and more helpful information.

Kid-Friendly Ear Piercing Places
A full list of shops, stores, tattoo parlors, and other kid-friendly destinations that offer ear piercing in Chicagoland.

Spring Resale Guide 2018
Sell, donate, and shop the spring resale and consignment sales! We have a huge round-up of all the best sales in the suburbs.

The Ultimate Kids Birthday Party Guide: Locations, Entertainment, and Cakes
Places to have a kids birthday party, parties that come to you, and treats... everything you need to plan an easy and fun kids birthday party to remember!

Your Child’s First Dental Visit: When to Take Your Child to the Dentist
Dr. Eric G. Jackson answers your questions about when to take your child for their first dental visit and gives helpful advice on the topic.

Indoor Water Parks Near Chicago
Whether you're looking for a day trip or full-blown vacation, check out our list of indoor water parks near Chicago that are worth the drive!

Winter Chicago Hotel Deals and Hotel Packages for Families
Beat the winter blues by taking a mini vacation to beautiful downtown Chicago! Find great Chicago hotel deals and hotel packages for families.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids of All Ages
We've scoped out all the new toys and games this season and only our favorites are included in this holiday gift guide.

Live Christmas Trees: Where to Cut Your Own or Buy a Pre-cut Tree
Cut your own Christmas tree locations with hours and prices along with options for where to buy a pre-cut Christmas tree near you!

Places Where Kids Eat Free in the Southwest Suburbs
It is always a bonus when a restaurant features a kids eat free night. Check this list to find kids eat free offers near you.

Toy Drives and Donations in the Southwest Suburbs
The holiday season is a great time to teach kids about generosity and giving. Check out our round-up of toy drives collecting new and gently used gifts.