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!

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

Attractions, Restaurants, and Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day 2020
Find out what is open on Christmas in Chicago's western suburbs in our handy list. Places to go, where to eat, and stores open on Christmas.

Is Your Child Ready for a Debit Card?

Locally Owned Bookstores and Toy Stores Offering Curbside Pickup and Delivery!
The friendly staff at these locally owned bookstores and toy stores are experts in their field. Shop small businesses this holiday season!

Find the Best Preschool and Daycare in the Western Suburbs for Your Family
This searchable guide makes it easy for you to find the perfect preschool or daycare for your family close to home or work.

Fresh Ideas for Safe Fun as Illinois Moves to Phase 3 on Friday
On Friday, Illinois starts Phase 3 mitigation measures. Get the scoop on what that means for kid-friendly fun, both at-home and outdoors.

2020 Live Christmas Tree Farms: Where to Cut Your Own (or Find a Pre-Cut Tree)
Choosing a Christmas Tree Farm is easy with our jam-packed guide featuring prices, tree selection, location, prices, and more!