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!

Family Photographers Who Serve the Western Suburbs
Find local talent, learn about each family photographer, and see samples of their work. All serving families in the suburbs of Chicago.

10 Over-the-Top (Literally!) Milkshakes in Chicagoland
These restaurants offer delicious, over-the-top milkshakes. With cookies, cupcakes, and donuts piled on top, these are sure to be a family favorite.

Local Restaurants with Easter Dinner Takeout and Delivery Options
Take the stress out of cooking and support local restaurants with these delicious Easter dining options to-go. Try a new place in the western suburbs or order from one of your favorites.

April 2021 Family-Friendly Events
We're not fooling around, April is going to be a fun-filled month! Here's our roundup of family-friendly events in the western suburbs.

Where to Take Kids for Ear Piercing Near Here
A full list of shops, stores, tattoo parlors, and other kid-friendly spots that offer ear piercing in Chicago's west suburbs.

Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago’s West Suburbs
Treat yourself to a meal out with these kids eat free days at family-friendly restaurants in the western suburbs.

2021 Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in the West Suburbs
Our list of spring break camps, activities and events in the western suburbs gives you countless ways to have fun during your week off school!

March 2021 Family-Friendly Events
Spring is coming! We're excited to see so many fun-filled celebrations back on our family-friendly events calendar for March 2021.

10 Best Donut Shops and Where to Get the Best Paczki
Kidlist readers weighed in on where they found the best donuts and helped us compile this great list and map to plan your own donut trail.

Amazing Kid-Friendly Airbnbs to Bookmark for Your Next Vacation
Pools, playhouses, toddler beds, chickens to see, and more -- these family-friendly Airbnbs go all out to welcome families.

Sell, Buy, and Save Big at These Spring 2021 Children’s Resale Events
Spring children's resale season is here! Find great deals on new or gently used spring and summer gear in the western suburbs.

Ways to Connect: Mom Groups, Playgroups, Virtual Meetups, and More
Friendships with other caregivers are so important, and groups are adapting to help parents connect while we're all feeling isolated.