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Dr. Eric G. Jackson, Family Dentist in Downers Grove IL

I am honored to welcome Dr. Eric G. Jackson as a Kidlist sponsor! Dr. Jackson is an intelligent and personable dentist and co-owner of Oral Health Care Professionals in Downers Grove. Not only is he accomplished, he is great with young children (as him and his wife have two daughters of their own), which is so important in choosing a…


Skill Twins Soccer Camp Coming This August

Have you seen the Skill Twins on YouTube? Jakob and Josef are very talented soccer players from Sweden that have amazing footwork. And their first appearance in the United States will be for the Skill Twins Soccer Camp in our area! Here is their video if you haven’t seen it: Addison Youth Soccer is holding Skill Twins Camp and promise big results…



Disney’s The Little Mermaid at The Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is bringing Disney’s The Little Mermaid to life on the Courtyard Theater stage at Navy Pier this summer! The performance is a 75-minute  Broadway musical adaptation of the beloved film, best enjoyed by ages 5 and up. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, the musical follows Ariel, a young mermaid that longs for a life…


Wild Encounters at Brookfield Zoo

Have an unforgettable experience up-close with animals this summer! Brookfield Zoo is opening a new exhibit called “Hamill Family Wild Encounters” on July 1, 2015. Brookfield Zoo invited us for a preview and my kids and I were in awe of the exhibit. The experiences are amazing, the grounds are beautiful and it’s both informative and artfully done. We highly recommend…


Book Review: “Ninja Bunny” by Jennifer Gray Olson

This wonderfully illustrated book encourages a conversation about working together and the importance of friends through a fun little bunny character that wants to be a ninja. We really enjoyed the way it is written (including the font) and filling in some of the details by talking about the pictures on each page. I would recommend this book for 2-5 year olds….


Medieval Times Chicago (Schaumburg)

We had the pleasure of going to Medieval Times Chicago this past weekend and it was an experience that we would recommend! Have you seen the castle off I-90 in Schaumburg? My daughter was so excited when we drove up to the castle and couldn’t wait to go in! She actually screamed with delight. No kidding. After buying tickets, getting your crown…


Chagall For Children at Kohl Children’s Museum

The “Chagall for Children” exhibit returns to Kohl Children’s Museum! We had the opportunity to explore the exhibit last week and really enjoyed the ability to interact with the artwork and learn more about a famous artist in a kid-friendly way. Kohl Children’s Museum developed and owns the exhibit, but allows it to travel around North America. It’s back in…


The Tadpoles Have Hatched! A Visit To The Morton Arboretum

We recently had the pleasure of going to The Morton Arboretum to see the newly hatched tadpoles! We always really enjoy the Children’s Garden and there is definite excitement around the pond this time of year. The tadpoles hatched about two weeks ago (around Mother’s Day this year) and they are moving around quite a bit now. There were kids…


Movie Review: Tomorrowland (PG)

Earlier this week, I was able to attend the screening of Disney’s new movie that premieres today, called Tomorrowland (rated PG). [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sH0__SpV88&feature=youtu.be]   The movie begins with the story of a really adorable little boy who is full of hope and has the spirit of an inventor. Through a series of events, he is led to a futuristic city where…


New Amphibians Exhibit! A Guide For Taking Your Kids To Shedd Aquarium

Today we had the opportunity to check out the new Amphibians exhibit at Shedd Aquarium and hang out at the aquarium for the afternoon. There was so much to see, do and touch! Special Exhibit: Amphibians (New!)The layout of this exhibit was open and inviting! My kids loved the explanation of the stages of a frog soon after walking in:…


New Game! Cauldron Quest by Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom gave us the opportunity to try a new game called Cauldron Quest and it was a hit in our house so I wanted to share it with all of you! Here’s a description of the game: “The evil Wizard has cast a spell to destroy the kingdom! You have the power to create a potion to break the…