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Fall 2021 Children’s Resale and Consignment Sales

With three kids at home, we are constantly rotating what’s in our closets and toy bins. Thanks to these great resales, it’s out with the old and in with the new (to you!) You’ll find great deals on new or gently used children’s clothing, gear, toys, books and more. You may even decide to consign things you no longer need….



Roll With It: Roller Skating Rinks in the West Suburbs 

Roller rinks are the perfect destination for some retro fun! Kids and teens can lace up those rental skates and take to the floor for a good glide (or wobble). These rinks keep the energy up with music, lights, and more. So check out all the local roller skating rinks in Chicagoland’s west suburbs and bring the kids out for…


Summer 2021: Water Parks and Beaches are Back!

It’s hot out there! Are your kids begging to go to the beach or water park? Mine sure are, so we’ve compiled and updated our list so you can cool off at your favorite spot! Unlike the difficult-to-navigate 2020 summer season, the region’s transition into/towards Phase 5 has brought many happy developments — not least of which is that our…


Kid-Friendly Nail Salons in the Western Suburbs!

The feeling of freshly manicured nails is such a fun one to share with your kids, and summer is the ideal time to show off those cute little fingers and toes! From choosing the perfect nail polish color, to the warm foot bath and just the overall experience of getting completely pampered, my daughters were easily hooked after going for…


2021 Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks to Light Up the Sky

Keep your eyes on the sky this Fourth of July! The western suburbs have quite a few 4th of July fireworks displays returning in 2021, and even a few parades, too! Watch marching bands stroll the streets of downtown neighborhoods, then pull up your lawn chair to oooohhh and aaaahhhh over the colorful firework displays. We’re grateful to be able…



2021 Pool Memberships are Expanding with Phase 5 Guidelines

Pool memberships are a cost-effective way to maximize your summertime fun! In light of the new Phase 5 guidelines for Illinois, we recently revisited all the pools offering memberships and found lots more summer fun to be had. Check out all the offerings! Please note: This article was revised on June 11, 2021, to reflect new Phase 5 guidelines that…


Local Miniature Golf Courses with Waterfalls, Windmills, and More

Tee up to a family-friendly game of miniature golf this summer. Even your littlest golfers can navigate past the water features, over train tracks and score a hole-in-one. Make it a competition, or simply practice putting while enjoying a beautiful summer day at these miniature golf courses in the western suburbs. Mini Golf Courses in the Western Suburbs Hours and…


Classic Car Shows are Revving Back Up for Summer 2021

Classic car shows are fun for even the youngest of car enthusiasts. Soak in a beautiful summer night while walking through rows of classic cars at these family-friendly evenings. Don’t be shy; most car owners love sharing about their classic cars and their history. (Your kids might get a kick out of hearing about your own first car, too!) Summer…


2021 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs

Summer is on its way, and we can’t wait to get in on the fun. Free fun happens all around the suburbs if you know where to look. These no-cost outings will help keep everyone engaged and enthusiastic, all with cash left over for the ice cream truck! This article is sponsored by Dixon Law Office. Grant Dixon is invested…