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New Playground! Darien Community Playground

The new Darien Community Playground was completed in June 2018 and features a soft, rubbery surface. It is completely fenced in with an area with climbing equipment and another section with interactive play houses. The first section for older children has slides, places to climb and two spinning roundabouts where children can be pushed. The adjacent area is wonderful for…


Dog Parks and Off-Leash Areas

We are very excited to bring you the official Kidlist Furry Friends Guide! Each month, we will be sharing posts that give you the inside track on dog-friendly places, dog parks, resources for pet owners, and more! This article is sponsored by Robert Hutchison, your Realtor for the western suburbs of Chicago. If you are looking to buy a home…


“Kindness Rocks” and Local Rock Painting Groups

Have you heard of The Kindness Rocks Project? Per their website, their goals are to “inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way” and to “recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others through random acts of kindness.” How to Make a Kindness Rock Find a smooth stone and paint with acrylic…


Best Doctors in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago

Finding a healthcare provider can be so daunting! It’s a question that comes up quite a bit, so a few months ago we asked you to nominate your favorite doctors in eleven categories, including pediatrician, primary care physician, eye doctor, allergist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, dermatologist, chiropractor, OB/GYN, midwife, and doula, then voting followed in April. The results are in – the best doctors…


LEGO Events Summer 2016

LEGO bricks have been a very favorite toy for my kids since they were old enough to begin playing with Duplo sets. My older boys have grown beyond these to LEGO bricks and I am utterly amazed at what they can create in one afternoon. LEGO is such a great activity for so many reasons, teaching lifelong skills such as reading and following directions,…


Pajama Club and Winter Interlude

Two great events are coming up from Jo’s Footwork Studio: Pajama Club and their annual Winter Interlude performance! Pajama Club Jo’s Footwork Studio is having a pajama party for kids this Friday, February 19. Join Miss Amanda and Miss Terri (along with special helpers from the Poms classes) for some pajama fun! They are having two times to accommodate different…