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Pets Love Indie, Too! Local Pet Supply Stores and Shops

While there are a variety of national chain pet stores available to us in our communities, it can be a fun field trip for you and your dog to seek out local independent shops! These stores can range from standalone pet stores, to portions of locations that also offer grooming and other classes, to pet bakeries. Shopping local supports our…


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…


Kid-Friendly Train Stops on the Southwest Service Metra Line

Spring is in full bloom, and there’s no better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the southwest suburbs than by traveling via train. Round up the kids for a leisurely ride on the Southwest Service Metra line and explore all that your neighboring towns have to offer. On weekdays, kids ages 7–11 save half on one-way fares, and up…


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…


Free Photos with Santa in the Southwest Suburbs

If you have a desire to document some memories during the holiday season, head on out to these events to snap a few free photos with Santa! Be sure to bring your camera, as most of these events don’t provide a photographer, but rather an opportunity to take photos with St. Nick without the pressure to purchase. Whether you want…


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…