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!

An Open Letter to Parents Working From Home with Young Kids
One day at a time, we’ll make it through this together: an open letter to parents working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Play and Learn at These Virtual Events for Kids
Virtual family-friendly events are fun ways to sing, dance, create, and cook along with other kids while taking part in social distancing.

5 Ways to Cope When You’re Losing It
Get tips for how to cope during trying times from Susan Stutzman, a local licensed clinical professional counselor.

Your Guide to Illinois College Saving: Q&A with Tips
Get 529 tips and insights from Corsalus Finanical for college saving! They are here to answer your questions.

Kids Eat Free Deals: The Ultimate List for Chicago’s West Suburbs
Enjoy dinner out with these kids eat free days at local restaurants! We've got options in Bolingbrook, Lisle, Lemont, Oak Brook, Naperville, and more.

2020 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!

Sell, Buy, and Save Big at These Spring 2020 Children’s Resale Events
Freshen up your closets and toy bins! Buy, sell, or donate at these spring children's resale and consignment sales around the Chicago suburbs.

100+ Places for the Best Kids Birthday Party + Party Entertainment
Places to have a kids birthday party, kids entertainment, party rentals... everything you need to plan an easy and fun kids birthday party!

Kids Party Entertainers: Facepainters, Balloonists, Magicians, Characters, and More
Party entertainers, magicians, princesses, and more ideas for traveling parties! Add entertainment to a rented venue or a home party!

Ways to Connect: Mom Groups and Playgroups
Friendships with other parents and caregivers are so important, but it's hard to know where to start! Our list of playgroups makes it easier.

Gyms with Childcare, Stroller Workouts, and More to Keep You Moving in 2020
Plan to meet your fitness goals (and keep your family moving!) with these gyms, classes, and active outings you can do with kids.

The Best of the Suburbs + Help Us Help You This Year
We want to hear about your favorite indoor play areas, library childrens departments, and free nature centers!