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!

Volunteering with Kids in the Southwest Suburbs
Volunteering with kids is a great way to teach values of compassion, empathy, and service. We've rounded up some family-friendly events and opportunities.

Churches with Childcare in the Southwest Suburbs
If you are looking to find churches with childcare near you, check out our guide here. It has many local options and is a great place to start!

Churches with Childcare and Children’s Church in the Western Suburbs
Find churches that offer children's church to give parents the opportunity to embrace weekly services while kids play and learn about God.

Plan Your Next Vacation with Geri Marrella (her services are free!)
Geri Marrella shares her travel expertise. Contact her for easy vacation planning so you can begin the countdown to your next family trip!

Tutoring Services in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago
A great tutor can help kids break through barriers and find academic success — and confidence. Check out our list of tutoring spots throughout our area.

Tutoring Services in the Western Suburbs of Chicago
Tutoring gives kids an extra boost of academic support. Check out our list of tutoring services available throughout the west suburbs!

Top New Products for Babies and Families from the 2018 Chicago Baby Show
We checked out the 2018 Chicago Baby Show and found a few products that really do make life easier for families with little ones! Check out our top picks.

Homeschooling in the Chicagoland Suburbs
Are you homeschooling your children or thinking about homeschooling as an option? Our guide has many resources no matter what step you are in your journey!

Fall Resale Guide 2018: Children’s Resales Across Chicagoland
Your guide to the fall resale and consignment sales in the western suburbs of Chicago. Find all of the sales by date, with times and locations.

Common Questions Answered: Baby Teeth, Thumb Sucking, Fruit Juice
Find answers to your questions about baby teeth, permanent teeth, thumb sucking, and giving juice to your baby and child.

Where to Donate School Supplies and School Supply Drives
Find local organizations in the west and southwest suburbs to donate school supplies for children who need them.

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids + Free Books
Encourage your kids to keep reading cool books on those hot summer days with one of these fun, free summer reading programs!