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2019 5k Races and Fun Runs in the Western Suburbs

Spring and summertime in Chicago bring the perfect weather to get outside and enjoy these races and fun runs with your family. Set an active example by signing yourself up, too! Kids can sprint in a 100-yard dash, test their endurance in a 1-miler or push themselves to complete a full 5k. Along with the running, kids will love the…


Sensory-Friendly Chicagoland: Activities and Events for Special Needs

Children with special needs don’t need to miss out on all the special outings. As sensory-friendly events grow more popular, many facilities are adding more times and locations! These events are often limited to a smaller number of guests to help reduce noise and activity, while increasing engagement and the ability for kids to move about. This article is sponsored…



Local Escape Rooms: Are You Up to the Challenge?

The first time I went to an escape room, I was pretty skeptical — I don’t love puzzles and I’m the kind of person who Googles a riddle to find out the answer. But when we emerged an hour later (victorious, might I add), I was buzzing with adrenaline and completely converted. Good escape rooms have a variety of puzzles and…


A Visit to Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora

The Phillips Park Zoo is located at the center of Phillips Park in Aurora. This little zoo has great animal exhibits, a free splash-pad and a large playground. Read on for tips and information to help plan a visit with your family! Phillips Park Zoo Aurora IL 1000 Ray Moses Drive Aurora, IL 60505 (630) 256-3860 See the website for up-to-date information. What…


A Visit to Blackberry Farm in Aurora (and 2018 Free Days!)

Blackberry Farm is full of rides, exhibits and historical demonstrations that will fill an entire day of family fun. Don’t plan on it being a short visit, as there is something to do for everyone. There isn’t a part of Blackberry Farm that my girls didn’t love. A Visit to Blackberry Farm in Aurora Blackberry Farm  100 S. Barnes Road…


Rising Stars Show Choir Summer Camp

Do you have a child that is interested in music, dance, and performance? Rising Stars® is offering week-long summer show choir camps for ages 3 through high school! They have hosted over 20 years of summer camps and are excited to continue offering this opportunity to kids from more than 40 different schools in the western suburbs. This post is sponsored by…



Free or Inexpensive Places to See Animals

Do you have an animal lover in your house? Then this list is for you! We’ve gathered all of the free or inexpensive places to see animals in our area. Nature centers, farms, smaller zoos, and pet stores… we’ve scoped out all the possibilities for you! Are your kids into something that we can look into for you? Email us…