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!

Finding Joy Amidst Struggle: The Silver Linings That Keep Us Going
We know there is a lot of pain and hardship, but these silver linings give us hope and enrich our emotional well-being. Add to the list!

How to Grow Your Own Food
Interested in vegetable gardening? We're sharing our years of experience and tips specific to the Chicago suburbs.

13 Great Educational Apps for Kids
The best apps for kids, separated by age group. Many engaging and educational apps for toddlers, preschool, and elementary school aged kids.

Virtual Easter Church Services and Masses
Looking for a virtual Easter church service? We compiled streaming links and times for churches in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Updated! Help Spread Kindness in the Western Suburbs and Beyond
Helping local food banks, supporting small businesses, empowering medical aid, and other ways we can all make a difference.

Local Restaurants with Easter Dinner Takeout and Delivery Options
Easter dining options with curbside pickup and delivery will help your prepare a delicious holiday feast. Try a new place in the western suburbs or support one of your local favorites.

An Open Letter to Parents Working From Home with Young Kids
One day at a time, we’ll make it through this together: an open letter to parents working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Play and Learn at These Virtual Events for Kids
Virtual family-friendly events are fun ways to sing, dance, create, and cook along with other kids while taking part in social distancing.

5 Ways to Cope When You’re Losing It
Get tips for how to cope during trying times from Susan Stutzman, a local licensed clinical professional counselor.

Your Guide to Illinois College Saving: Q&A with Tips
Get 529 tips and insights from Corsalus Finanical for college saving! They are here to answer your questions.

Kids Eat Free Deals: The Ultimate List for Chicago’s West Suburbs
Enjoy dinner out with these kids eat free days at local restaurants! We've got options in Bolingbrook, Lisle, Lemont, Oak Brook, Naperville, and more.

2020 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!