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!

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.

Announcing Motherhood Mini Sessions
Stress free sessions, beautiful, quality photos, and quick turnaround... Hello Peach Photography is now booking fall sessions!

2019 Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in the West Suburbs
In town for spring break? Check out these camps, activities, and kid-friendly events during spring break in Chicago's west suburbs.

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, We Found Heart-Shaped Pizza for You!
Why stop at chocolate? We found local spots for heart-shaped pizza, donuts, bagels, pretzels, and even lasagna for your sweeties!

Spring Children’s Resale Guide 2019
Sell, donate, and shop the spring resale and consignment sales! We have a huge round-up of all the best sales in the suburbs.

The Best Selection of Kids Birthday Party Places, Entertainment, and Rentals
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, Magicians and Traveling Birthday Parties
Party entertainers, magicians, princesses, and more ideas for traveling parties! Add entertainment to a rented venue or a home party!

Ways to Meet Your Fitness Goals (with Kids!) in the Western Suburbs
2019 fitness plans already gone awry? Gyms with childcare, kid-friendly fitness classes, and more can help you make a realistic plan!