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!

What You Need for Your Second Baby (and What You Really Don’t)
With a second baby, you likely have a lot of baby gear on hand already. Find out what else you might need, plus what you can safely skip this time around,

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.

Unique Local Shop Offers Handcrafted Mattresses in the Western Suburbs
About Quality Sleep Shop, types of handcrafted mattresses they offer, suggested mattresses for kids, construction materials, and more helpful information.

Tax Law Changes That Families Need To Know for 2018
Lauren Hunt from Pinnacle Financial Group, wants to keep us all current with tax law changes so we can do what's best for our families!

How to Choose the Right Dance Studio for Your Child

Kid-Friendly Ear Piercing Places
A full list of shops, stores, tattoo parlors, and other kid-friendly destinations that offer ear piercing in Chicagoland.

Your Child’s First Dental Visit: When to Take Your Child to the Dentist
Dr. Eric G. Jackson answers your questions about when to take your child for their first dental visit and gives helpful advice on the topic.

Meal Prep at Entrée Kitchen: Our Review
Meal prep at Entree Kitchen in Carol Stream is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen, saves time, and can even be part of a fun date night!

Restaurants and Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Day 2017
Check out our full list of restaurants, retail shops, and grocery stores open on Christmas Day in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Reader Recommended: Best Birthday Cakes
Find the best birthday cakes in the west and southwest suburbs based on reader recommendations with comments, addresses, and phone numbers.

Kid-Friendly Halloween Guide for the Southwest Suburbs
Halloween events, books, crafts, costumes, allergy-friendly treats, kids eat free, and more in this guide to a kid-friendly Halloween.

Important Update: New Region Selection Customizes Kidlist
Learn about the new region selection button on Kidlist and see how it customizes your experience on the site depending on where you live!