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!

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.

Where to Meet Other Moms: 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.

Local Workout Classes, Ideas for Being Active with Kids, and Keeping Fit in 2021
Plan to meet your fitness goals (and keep your family moving!) with these gyms, classes, and active outings you can do with kids.

February 2021 Family-Friendly Events
We've got a lot of love for our February 2021 events list! These family-friendly events around the western suburbs will warm your heart all month long.

Where to Find Hot Cocoa Bombs in Chicago’s Western Suburbs
Places and descriptions of the hot trend for winter, hot cocoa bombs! This is where to find hot cocoa bombs in Chicago's western suburbs!

Most Popular Content of 2020
Find out what local families like you were most interested in this past year in this top ten list of the most popular content on Kidlist!

Dress Your Kids for Outdoor Winter Play with This Nature-Based Preschool’s Tips
Beth Wilson, the director of local play- and nature-based Hobson School preschool, gave us some amazing tips for playing outside in winter!

The Best Spots for Pizza in the West Suburbs, Picked By Our Readers