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!

Searchable Preschool and Daycare Guide for Families in Chicago’s Western Suburbs
Easily find the right preschool or daycare near you with this searchable guide for families in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Lend a Hand Together at These Local Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering with kids is a wonderful way to bond as a family and give back locally or globally. Check out these opportunities!

Where To Take Fall Family Photographs and Fall Photo Session Openings
Find the best locations for fall photos in Chicago and the suburbs and get inside info on professional photographer fall session openings.

The Best Local Activities for Elementary Kids Ages 6–8
These indoor and outdoor activities are perfect for elementary-aged children as they transition into big kid fun!

Local Tutoring Services
Check out our list of tutoring services available throughout the suburbs to provide your child with academic enrichment and support.

The Sales Are On! Fall 2019 Children’s Resales in Chicagoland
Secondhand first helps the planet and your wallet! Read our guide to fall resale and consignment sales and save some dates to your calendar.

How to Talk to your Kids about Money
Get easy and actionable tips from an expert for how to teach your kids about money, even at a young age, and books to help kids and adults.

Our 2019 Summer Bucket Lists are HERE! Soak in the Sun All Summer Long
We're sharing our own summer bucket lists! Get that sweet summer inspiration with a sneak peek at all the family fun.

Recommended Family Photographers
Find local talent, learn about each family photographer, and see samples of their work. All serving families in the suburbs of Chicago.

Striking Pop-Up Photography Sessions by Jacqueline Barkley
Celebrate summertime by photographing your family at one of two gorgeous locations in the city! Get the details from Jacqueline Barkley.

Free Tulip Bulbs in Oak Brook 2019
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.

Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Western Springs
Find out about all of the great things to do in Western Springs and get the inside scoop on some hidden gems and mainstays of the community.