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!

Bounce House Rentals, Inflatable Water Slides, and More!
This summer is the perfect time to bring the fun to your own home. Here's our roundup of bounce houses and party rentals in the Chicagoland area.

If Your Kids Get Free/Reduced Lunch, Apply for This Summer Benefit by July 15
The P-EBT benefit deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. Make sure you don't miss the unmarked envelope and pandemic benefits!

Navigating Photo Sessions During COVID-19
Insight from Julianne Green Photography on photo sessions during COVID-19 and questions you can ask to feel comfortable and prepared.

2020 Summer Bucket List: 40 Ways to Make the Best of This Summer
Get ideas for a fun summer both close to home and local outings in our Summer Bucket List for families with a free printable.

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids + Free Books
Reading is never canceled! These retailers and local libraries are encouraging children's love of learning by offering free summer reading programs.

2020 Farmers Markets and French Markets and the New Rules You Should Know
Farmers markets in the western suburbs are opening in 2020! Skip the grocery store and support local farmers and artisans.

5 Ways to Honor Your Special Class of 2020 Graduate!
We've come up with inventive ways to make these moments special for such deserving kids from preschool to high school.

Local Restaurants Offering Family Meal Deals Right Now
Here's your menu of options for ordering family meals to-go. Take a break from cooking and support our wonderful local restaurant community!

Free Tulip Bulbs in Oak Brook with a Donation to People’s Resource Center
Oakbrook Center generously offers free tulip bulbs! Find out when and were to get them, along with tips and what to do with the bulbs when you get home.

5 Happy Stories in the Suburbs This Week (& One Way to Keep the Good Going)

How Chicagoland Families are Feeling about Summer Camps 2020
Get insight from local families about how they are feeling about summer camps during the coronavirus pandemic.

Porch Sessions by Pamela Pastorek from Kissed by the Sun Photography
Capture this time with your family from the comfort of your home with porch sessions from Pamela of Kissed by the Sun.