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Fall Resale Guide 2018: Children’s Resales Across Chicagoland

Back to school shopping season is upon us! The cost of all those new clothes, backpacks and school supplies adds up quickly. Children’s resale events are a great way to save. Make room for all your new items by cleaning out your closets to sell or donate items you no longer need, too. (You may even find that by signing…


Kids Day Out Programs in Chicago’s West and Southwest Suburbs

Kids Day Out programs are a wonderful way to introduce your little ones to school. Most are set up like preschools, but offer the ability to enroll throughout the year (provided classes are not full). Many offer 1–5 day per week options. Classrooms are often divided based on the child’s age, with some offering care for infants, and others starting…


Where to Donate School Supplies and School Supply Drives

The start of a new school year brings a lot of nerves, but especially to those children who don’t have all the proper school supplies to start the year off right. School supply drives and school supply donation sites are plentiful all over the suburbs. If your budget allows, grab some extra school supplies while out shopping for your child…


Cheerleading for Kids in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Looking for cheerleading and tumbling classes for your child in the Western suburbs? There are lots of great choices in the area whether it be camps, classes or competitive cheer clubs. For your convenience, ages for each club is listed below.  Not all places have a direct number or address, so please see the website for additional contact information. Cheerleading…


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…


Miniature Golf Courses in the Western and Southwestern Suburbs

Summer is all about thrills big and small, so take the kids on a mini adventure close to home by exploring one of Chicagoland’s miniature golf courses. With themes ranging from ghosts and ghouls to outer space, there’s something to spark any kid’s imagination. And the best part about mini golf is that grown-ups don’t have to sit on the…


Summer Camps with Spots Available: July-August 2018

There’s still two more months of summer… now what? These awesome local businesses have fun things planned for your kids! Luckily, we found summer camps with spots available. Dates, times, and descriptions are included to make it easy for you to snag some last minute slots. Click on the camp name for more information and to go directly to online…


Cooking Classes for Kids

Cooking classes for kids are a great way to help children build confidence in the kitchen, learn new skills, and get involved in day-to-day chores. There are options in the south and west suburbs, as well as the city. Hey! All your trouble may be worth it someday when your child appears on MasterChef Junior, or at the very least,…


Gemini Satellites & Me Classes: 0-3 Year Old Class with Parent/Caregiver

Satellites & Me classes are now held three times a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Gemini Gymnastics Academy! These popular classes are for walkers through 3 years old with their parent or caregiver. Gemini’s Satellites & Me classes are designed for children who are fully ready for a moderately-structured class with a little bit of help from a…


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…


2018 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs

The best kind of summer fun is free summer fun! Save those dollar bills for the ice cream truck (or a family vacation): there are plenty of options for free summer fun in the Western suburbs. This huge list of free summer fun is sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District! Winding slopes, streams, bridges, and tunnels add to the challenge at…


Outdoor Movies in Chicago’s West and Southwest Suburbs

Now presenting all the outdoor movies being shown in the west and southwest suburbs for Summer 2018! Click on the listing to see more information such as the specific location and suggestions on what you should bring. Some even have pre-movie activities or entertainment and concessions available. So grab a blanket or some chairs and enjoy a movie under the…