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Dog Boarding Options in the West and Southwest Suburbs

The holidays are just around the corner. For some of us, our furry friends are piling into our cars and making trips together with our families. For others, we must find a nice place for our pups to stay. Luckily, there are plenty of options! Plus, most dog boarding locations also offer spa or grooming services in case your furry…


The 31 Days Of August Calendar: Southwest Suburbs Edition

The 31 days of August are fast approaching and can mean many things. For some of us, sweet relief from summer break: the broken routine, the constant activities, the attempts to plan events, the many messes, and more are almost over. For others, sadness that another summer has gone by with our precious littles, who are growing up faster than…


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…


Kid-Friendly Nail Salons in the Southwest Suburbs

If your daughter is already sneaking into your makeup bag and trying on your high heels, it might be time to go on a mother/daughter trip to the nail salon. These salons offer children’s services and many even have small child sized pedicure chairs to ease the fear of their first visit. This is a great way to spend some…


Hands-on, Dynamic STEM Summer Camps from Engineering for Kids

This article is sponsored by Engineering for Kids/Chicagoland. This summer, instead of sending your children to camp to play, why not give their brains a workout too? The following camps are still available in July and August of 2018. Hinsdale/Burr Ridge Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13 Engineering of Travel (ages 4-7): 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Ready, Set, Drones! (ages…


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…


Library Story Times in the Southwest Suburbs

The library is a great place to take your little one to get out of the house and jump start their imaginations. Almost all libraries offer story times for babies and toddlers. Furthermore, most of the local libraries offer puzzles, small tables for activities, and building blocks. Others have iPads, small theatre set-ups and more. Story times can vary by…


Indoor Pools in the Southwest Suburbs

With fall weather upon us, and outdoor pools closed for the summer, why not try one of these indoor pools for some swimming? Many offer lessons, party rentals, and family swim times for members or non-members. Dive into one today! Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex 200 S. Lindsey Lane Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (630) 739-1705 Hosts Parkie’s Starfish Swim School with…