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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,…


Mud-Free Playgrounds in Chicago’s Near Western Suburbs

You know how the weather can be… rainy one minute and sunny the next! We still like to go to the park after it rains and you’ll find me bringing a rag towel to dry off slides so my kids can play without getting soaked. But that doesn’t solve the problem of wet, muddy mulch! Luckily on days like that we have a huge…


Fresh Air, Warmth, and Fun For All Ages at Conservatories

One of my favorite things to do with my kids is walk around a plant conservatory. They are beautiful places to explore… and free! We tend to go on rainy or dreary days because the warm, fresh air lifts my spirits and we feel like we’re on vacation! My kids really enjoy walking on the winding paths and taking time to appreciate nature….


Parent and Child Exercise

FIT4MOM gives women the “Strength for Motherhood” by providing classes and support for moms in every stage of motherhood. Through Fit4Baby’s prenatal fitness classes, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Body Back, Running Club, and Our Village, women have the opportunity to have a workout and support that is flexible around motherhood. All locations also offer a free playgroup with Our Village…


Coffee and Play in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Enjoy a cup of coffee with some friends while your children play. We are never completely off duty, but it’s nice to have the option to enjoy some adult conversation while watching your kids have a good time too! Here are some indoor places to meet for coffee and play. Ball Factory 864 S Illinois Rte 59 Naperville, IL 60540…


Art Classes for Kids and Other Locations For Creativity

  Having a daughter who LOVES art, we’ve scoured many of the local offerings for the creative spirit!  We are fortunate to be surrounded by many art enthusiasts in our area, who also see the need for building that important creative side of budding brains! Whether it is a class or workshop, or maybe an art-inspired party you seek, this is…


Gymnastics and Tumbling Classes

Spring registration begins soon at area gymnastics facilities for boys and girls of all ages. Many of the locations highlighted below also offer weekly open gym times for children as young as 18 months old.  This way, you can drop in and see what the gym has to offer before committing to a class. Here is a list in alphabetical…


10 Best Parks and Playgrounds in the Near Western Suburbs

We have amazing parks in the western suburbs! Thank you all who answered the parks question on the survey, your suggestions and comments were wonderful. We went to all of the top parks to check them out, take pictures and get the scoop. It was so much fun… you’re going to want to do a park tour this summer after…


Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Elmhurst

We recently had the opportunity to go to Sky Zone in Elmhurst and my kids had a blast! Have you been to an indoor trampoline park? I had seen pictures of wall to wall trampolines, but there’s much more to it and it’s more organized than I thought it would be. We were impressed! When you arrive at Sky Zone…