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!

School Lunch Ideas and Snacks for Kids
If your kids are tired of the same old sandwiches in their lunchbox, we have some great school lunch ideas for the upcoming school year!

Solar Eclipse Viewing Events in Chicagoland

Family-Friendly Weekend Getaways from the Chicago Suburbs
We asked readers for their favorite weekend getaways within driving distance from Chicagoland. Here are their recommendations!

How a Postpartum Doula Can Help You
The postpartum doulas at Chicago Family Doulas are not just for postpartum depression. Find out more about how they can help day and/or night.

Meal Delivery and Travel Meals at Entrée Kitchen
Two convenient, delicious, and healthy options for the summer: meal delivery and travel meals from Entree Kitchen. Leave the prep to them!

3 Parenting Tips for the Transition to Summer
Helpful parenting tips for transitions from Susan Stutzman, Child Therapist and Founder of Kid Matters Counseling in Hinsdale, IL.

Best Doctors in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago
Reader voted list of the best doctors in 11 categories! Find a pediatrician, eye doctor, allergist, dentist, dermatologist, and more for your family.

Tips for Traveling with Kids
Ways to keep your kids occupied, tips for motion sickness, what to do on the airplane and more ideas for traveling with kids.

Expecting? You’ll want to know these helpful pregnancy dental care tips!
What to do if you have morning sickness, pregnancy dental care tips for each trimester and postpartum, do's and don'ts to keep in mind, and more.

Welcome to Kidlist! Your Resource for the Kid-Friendly Western Suburbs
All of the local, family-friendly locations for an easier start in your new neighborhood. Welcome to the western suburbs!

Train Restaurants for Kids in the Western Suburbs
Find train restaurants near you! Descriptions of each restaurant are included so you can scope out the perfect spot for your little train fan.

Winter Car Seat Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe AND Warm
An expert explains why big, puffy coats are a bad idea in the car—and how you can keep your child warm and snug in our winter car seat safety guide.