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Unique Local Shop Offers Handcrafted Mattresses in the Western Suburbs

Kidlist welcomes Quality Sleep Shop as a site sponsor. Our family has bought multiple mattresses from them and not only love supporting local businesses, but think their products are wonderful. A lot of care and talent goes into each mattress they make and we recommend you check them out! There is great information in this article, including a little background…


New! Ninja Monkeys + 50% Off Select Classes

Gemini Gymnastics Academy is now offering Sunday classes and all of them are 50% off in January! I know a lot of you are often looking for weekend classes, so I was excited to let you know. They also have fun new classes called Ninja Monkeys for 5-12 year olds and Mini Ninjas, which are also 50% off in January! Ninja…


Grand Avenue Preschools Open House

Grand Avenue Preschools is hosting open houses at their Western Springs and La Grange Highlands locations on Saturday, November 11 from 10am-Noon. You will have the opportunity to meet teachers, tour the large, sunny classrooms and learn more about the curriculum. Grand Avenue’s program focuses on the development of the whole child, fully preparing them academically, socially and emotionally for…


Reader Recommended: Best Birthday Cakes

We asked both the Kidlist Facebook page and email subscribers to share their favorite places to get a birthday cake (or cupcakes) and all of the responses were awesome! So here’s the compiled list of the reader recommended best birthday cakes. Please note that we were not able to include home-based bakers in this list.* Reader Recommended: Best Birthday Cakes and…


“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…


Kid-Friendly Stops on the BNSF Metra Line

All kids seem to love trains, so why not take a ride along the BNSF Metra line and stop at one of the many kid-friendly destinations? In fact, now through Labor Day, up to 3 children 11 and under ride free every day with each adult! Combine that with Metra’s unlimited ride Weekend Pass for $8, and you have yourself…


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…


Grand Avenue Preschool Celebrates 36 Years

Kidlist welcomes Grand Avenue Preschools to the group of amazing site sponsors! They have programs for children ages 2 years old all the way up to 5th grade. We invited them to tell you about what their family business has to offer and you are encouraged to call them or schedule a visit to find out more and check out…


Gymnastics, Tumbling, Ninja Classes, Yoga, and More at Gemini

Gemini Gymnastics Academy has classes for all age groups, including gymnastics, tumbling, (new!) ninja classes, and yoga. They use the Powerful Words Character Development Curriculum, developed by a Child & Adolescent Development Specialist, which encourages the kids to contribute to our wonderful community in a positive way, all while having fun and learning gymnastics and tumbling skills! Gemini also offers open gym and…


The Man Behind the Residential Holiday Light Show in La Grange

It’s time to see the lights of the season! It’s so fun to pack the kids in the car with their pajamas on and listen to Christmas music while driving around to see the lights. One of our favorite Christmas light displays in the western suburbs is the one at 735 S. Brainard in La Grange. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Bob Sherman, the…