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Best Donuts in the Suburbs

Our readers nominated their favorite donuts shops in the suburbs and most of the spots that made the list were mentioned multiple times! It’s tempting to do a donut tour… so why not? We put together map so you can determine a route and mark them off as you go. While you are on the donut trail, check back with…


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…