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!

Train Restaurants for Kids in the Western Suburbs
Find train restaurants near you! Descriptions of each restaurant are included so you can scope out the perfect spot for your little train fan.

Winter Car Seat Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe AND Warm
An expert explains why big, puffy coats are a bad idea in the car—and how you can keep your child warm and snug in our winter car seat safety guide.

Where to Find Healthy, Kid-Friendly Recipes
Where do you look for recipes that are fresh, healthy, and kid-friendly? We rounded up a few of our favorite sources to inspire you.

Pinnacle Financial Group Open House During the Christmas Walk
Meet Lauren Hunt, enjoy refreshments, and warm up during the Pinnacle Financial Group Open House during the Christmas Walk in Western Springs.

Locally Owned Bookstores and Toy Stores
The friendly and knowledgeable staff at these locally owned bookstores and toy stores are truly experts in their field.

Drop Off Your Pumpkins for Composting

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults and Children
A helpful guide to symptoms and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in both adults and children from Dr. Eric Jackson of Oral Health Care Professionals.

Where to Find Halloween Costumes
You can snag great deals on secondhand Halloween costumes—if you know where to look. Check out our recommendations for getting a great deal

Ways to Earn Cub Scout Badges and Other Activities for Scouts
Looking for ways that your den can earn Cub Scouts badges or just opportunities to get together for a good time as a group? We have tons of ideas for you!

Do You Pay Your Babysitter Enough?
Are you paying too little—or too much? We scoped out the going rates, whether you're paying a neighborhood kid or a childcare pro.

Pete’s Dragon: Movie Review for Parents

Shoe Shopping for Kids: Children’s Shoe Stores
Local places to find great shoes for your kids! Shoe speciality stores, department stores, and tips for where to find deals. Shoe shopping for kids!