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!

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!

Skip the Line with Grocery Delivery and Pick-Up Services Near Here
Grocery delivery services are proving to be money well spent for many families. Restock your pantry without setting foot in the store.

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.

2018 Live Christmas Tree Farms: Where to Cut Your Own (or Find a Pre-Cut Tree)
Driving to the lot, sawing down a tree, drinking cocoa together: cutting your own Christmas tree is a family adventure! Or go with pre-cut and skip the saw.

2018 Southwest Suburban Preschool and Daycare Guide
We're making the preschool and daycare process a bit easier with our big list of all the options nearby! Find preschool, extended care, and daycares here.