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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…



Kids Hockey Classes and Teams

Kids hockey has become such a popular sport in Chicagoland over the past few years! Though there isn’t much opportunity to play through park districts, there are many great rinks offering hockey classes around us. If your child is interested in trying it out, we’ve put together a great list to help you get started! Hockey Classes and Teams for Kids in the…


Indoor Swim Lessons in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs

Summer has come and gone, but water safety never goes out of season. There are many locations throughout the southwest suburbs that offer indoor swim lessons, including private lessons, group lessons, or parent-tot classes for children. Many of these facilities even offer adult classes if you want to learn to swim or just brush up on technique. Fall and winter are…


Classes for Little Kids Age 0-5 in the Southwest Suburbs

It is that time of year again: back to school, and back to activities! With school back in session, there are many extra curricular activities starting again. If you have older children who are involved in activities, chances are your little ones have wanted to tag along or join in the fun. Here are some ideas to keep the littlest…


Cheerleading Programs for Kids in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs

All-star cheerleading gyms and community programs are popping up all over the suburbs. It seems kids and their parents are discovering the many benefits the sport of cheerleading offers young athletes. Whether they’re participating in a recreational or competition-based program, cheerleaders learn firsthand the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. And because every cheerleader is a crucial member of a close-knit…


Instrument and Music Classes for Kids in the South Suburbs

Music is such an important part of a child’s growth and development. Whether it be dance parties to shake off some afternoon energy, lullabies before bed, or singalongs around a campfire, music can bring joy, comfort, or just fun to our everyday activities! Check out some music classes for kids in the area and places to go for lessons to…


Chicagoland Outdoor Amusement Parks

Summer is upon us, and outdoor amusement parks are a great way to get the family together, get outside, and create some magical memories! Here is a list of all the Chicagoland outdoor amusement parks. Please check their websites for special events, pricing, and hours. Chicagoland Outdoor Amusement Parks Donley’s Wild West Town 8512 South Union Road Union, IL 60180…


Palos POWER/PBO Diamond Day

Community event – sponsored by Palos POWER Softball and Palos Baseball Organization – featuring live music, wiffleball and bean bag tournaments*, a softball and a baseball Home Run Derby*, mechanical bull riding and a movie in the park. *Indicates activities that require pre-registration at http://diamondday.strikingly.com/.


Bounce House Rentals in the Chicagoland Area

Bounce house rentals pump up the fun at kids’ birthday parties, graduations, or any event that a bunch of kids are expected to attend. Our guide lists some of the popular bounce house rental companies in the greater Chicagoland area. Many of these companies also rent tables, chairs, and other necessary items for party planning. Scroll through to find a…


25 Rainy Day Activities in the Southwest Suburbs

Rain, rain go away! Come again another day! It’s raining, it’s pouring, staying inside is getting boring! Rainy days offer just another challenge in the life of a parent. Cabin fever can set in fast and before you know, it the kids are bouncing off the walls and complaining that they are bored. With a little help from this list of…


Indoor Pools with Family Swim Times in the Southwest Suburbs

When the weather doesn’t allow for an outdoor swim, indoor pools with family swim times are a fun way to get everyone’s energy out. We’ve got a round-up of pools in the southwest suburbs offering open swim times throughout the year. Prices and hours may change, so it’s always a safe bet to check the website and call ahead before planning…