orland park

Coffee & Conversation with a Cop

Say hello to members of the Orland Park Police Department! Stickers, coloring books and other fun items will be available for kids. Grab a free cup of Starbucks coffee and get to know your local officers while kids ask questions. Center Court near Starbucks. Stay awhile and experience the kids play area and other family-friendly mall amenities!




Parent Groups, Mom Groups, and Playgroups in the Southwest Suburbs

“I got her number!” I mouthed to my friend in triumph, holding up my phone. We high-fived. As we watched our potential new mom-friend jog away from the playground behind her 3-year-old’s tricycle, a thought struck me: finding friends as a parent is a lot like dating. You’ve got to put yourself out there, ask for a few numbers, and know when to…


30 Ways to Stay Busy During Winter Break in the Southwest Suburbs

Where has the time gone? It seems like the first day of school was all we could think about, and now we are already planning winter break activities! Winter break is so busy enough with the holidays and then the new year, but this time of year often means parents have some days off and, of course, kids have winter…


Winter Break Camps for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs 2018–2019

Winter break is coming! Once the holiday hustle comes to a halt, you may be like me and be looking for a way to get your little ones out of the house.  Perhaps there are some interests they have they would like to spend a little extra time exploring, or maybe there is a new activity they would like to…


Fun (Santa-Free!) Things to Do with Kids in December 2018 – Southwest Suburbs

Santa and the holidays are everywhere during the month of December. Sometimes, you just need a break! If you are looking for some events that are Santa-free leading up to the holidays, we have listed some great ideas below, including skating, museum events, storytimes, crafts, nature events, and more. Check our list of fun December events in the southwest suburbs!…


Churches with a Live Nativity for Christmas 2018

Often, the true meaning of Christmas gets lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Take some time out from the shopping and gift wrapping to remember the miracle of the first Christmas at a live nativity. Volunteers from all around join live animals to reenact the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to the manger where they…


Best Christmas Lights in the Southwest Suburbs

Wow, the light displays in the southwest suburbs are amazing. We drove around for hours and have not been able to make it to all of them yet, but we were blown away! Pack up your family, throw some blankets over the kids, grab a hot chocolate, and use this guide to check out the best Christmas lights in the…




2018 Southwest Suburban Preschool and Daycare Guide

With so many choices available in the southwest suburbs, finding the right preschool or daycare for your family can overwhelming. Parents often put extra pressure on ourselves to find the ideal environments for our children. While we can’t pick the perfect preschool (or daycare) for you, we’re giving you a head start by breaking down your options into three categories:…