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!

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.

2019 Farmers Markets and French Markets in the West Suburbs
All of the french and farmers markets in Chicago's west suburbs. Find locations, days, times, and a free printable of markets by day!

2019 Farmers Markets in the Southwest Suburbs
Plenty of produce and other goodies to go around at these local farmer's markets. From Tinley Park to Bolingbrook, we've got it covered.

Spring with Sheena Magnesen Photography
Sheena from Sheena Magnesen Photography is a natural light photographer that specializes in family, child and newborn portraits.

Make Your Next Party a Smash with These Bounce House and Party Rentals!
Bounce house rentals are popular for kids' parties! Look here to find bounce house, inflatables, snow cone, and other party rentals near you.

Museum and Zoo Memberships: Are They Worth It?
Do Brookfield Zoo, downtown museum, and local children's museum memberships pay off for families? We did the math.

Meet Abigail Joyce Photography: Award Winning Local Photographer
Abigail is an award winning photographer who offers sessions on location, at her gorgeous Oak Park Studio, and in your home.