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Family-Friendly Destinations: Fun Restaurants for Kids

Dining out with the family has never been so fun! We have so many ideas for fantastic destination restaurants with your kids! Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or just looking for someplace that’s extra entertaining and kid-friendly, these restaurants are guaranteed for family dining fun! Some are specifically designed for kids, while others are just good spots recommended for the whole…


Free February Fun in Chicagoland

February gets a bad rap here in Chicagoland. Football is officially over, the groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter, and the snow and cold has worn us out. No need to drag anymore! We have awesome ideas for free February fun that will have you sailing through the month with money in your pocket and a big smile on…


Need Places to Go with a Baby or Toddler? Look Here!

With this list of places to go with a baby or toddler, the hardest part of your day will be getting out the door! Once you arrive at the destination of your choice, you and your baby will be seeing animals, climbing play structures, listening to story time or dancing to music. There are countless ways listed below to enjoy…



5 Tips to Train Your Dog at Home (and Where to Find an Expert)

The holidays are behind us and it’s back to the grind of daily life – with the added fun of all of the resolutions we made for ourselves and our families at the end of 2018! But what about resolutions for our furrier family members? Resolve to train your dog to be better behaved in 2019. There are a few…


School’s Out: Things To Do on MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 21, 2019 and we have you covered with ideas to celebrate Dr. King’s achievements, along with things to do to make next Monday a great day all around, especially after just coming off Winter Break! You’ll find MLK-related events and other local fun below. Kid-Friendly Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chicago History…



Clothes Pin People Nativity Scene

Create a cool clothespin people nativity scene. Tap into your imagination to fashion your version of the holy family, animals, and manger. Make a diorama using recycled materials, wood pieces, paint, straw, star charms, beads, buttons, pom poms, and more. Ages 6 and up. Please call or text to reserve your child’s spot.


2019 Chicago-Area Museum Free Days

Museum free days make some of the Chicago area’s greatest attractions a lot easier on the wallet! Big Chicago attractions like the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Shedd Aquarium are all offering 2019 free days. Certain suburban museums offer free days, too. Bookmark this list and get in free all year long! This article is sponsored…


Preschool and Daycare Guide for Families in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Updated! This guide originally published on November 6, 2018 but featured schools have been added since then. Looking for a preschool or daycare near you for your little one? You came to the right place! This guide is split into three sections: Preschool, Daycare, and Preschool with Extended Care (child care outside the hours of 9am – 3pm), then organized by…



Shimmering Winter Votive Candle Holders

Join us at the Kensington Arts Center to create a shimmering set of winter votive candle holders. Enjoy decoupaging with a lovely variety of decorative papers to fashion colorful glowing glass containers. Add a dash of glitter, pretty pine cones and ribbons to finish off your creation. Children ages 6 and up. Please call ahead or text to reserve a…