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Yoga Classes for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs

Yoga classes for kids are a great way for children to foster confidence and accomplishment — and maybe become more calm and focused, too. Kids’ yoga classes are popping up all the suburbs. Many studios hold a monthly kids’ yoga session or a mom-and-mini session. Some studios offer ongoing kids’ sessions that can purchased in class bundles. If you are…


The 31 Days Of August Calendar: Southwest Suburbs Edition

The 31 days of August are fast approaching and can mean many things. For some of us, sweet relief from summer break: the broken routine, the constant activities, the attempts to plan events, the many messes, and more are almost over. For others, sadness that another summer has gone by with our precious littles, who are growing up faster than…


The Huge Guide to Summer Fun in the Suburbs

The ultimate summer guide is here! Here are all of our articles on the many summer activities in the western and southwestern suburbs, all in one spot for easy reference. Here, you’ll find anything and everything related to summer fun. Take a look — you just may find something you never knew you needed! Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in…


Instrument and Music Classes for Kids in the South Suburbs

Music is such an important part of a child’s growth and development. Whether it be dance parties to shake off some afternoon energy, lullabies before bed, or singalongs around a campfire, music can bring joy, comfort, or just fun to our everyday activities! Check out some music classes for kids in the area and places to go for lessons to…


2018 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Southwest Suburbs

America’s birthday can not be properly celebrated without fireworks and parades. Patriotism is never on greater display than it is on 4th of July. The southwest suburbs are full of opportunities to celebrate with parades and fireworks in nearly every town. Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, and your nearest and dearest to sit back, relax, and enjoys the celebrations!…


Palos POWER/PBO Diamond Day

Community event – sponsored by Palos POWER Softball and Palos Baseball Organization – featuring live music, wiffleball and bean bag tournaments*, a softball and a baseball Home Run Derby*, mechanical bull riding and a movie in the park. *Indicates activities that require pre-registration at http://diamondday.strikingly.com/.


2018 Summer Bucket List for Kids in the Chicagoland Suburbs

Every summer, parents all over start with the notion of giving their kids the best summer of their lives… but soon enough, life takes over and plans fall by the wayside. A summer bucket list for kids helps give you the momentum you need to keep the summer excitement flowing all the way until August! Use our list to find local…



2018 Live Music This Summer in the Southwest Suburbs

Summer is near and it’s time to get out and enjoy the fresh air with some live music! Many towns offer a series of free outdoor concerts during the summer months that are sure to cure that cabin fever. Many of the events offer on-site food and beverage (for a fee), or bringing your own snacks is also welcomed. Come…


Farmers Markets in the Southwest Suburbs 2018

The season for fresh produce is finally here! There’s nothing like preparing a meal using fresh fruits and vegetables! And you don’t have to go far to get what you need. Farmers markets are the perfect way to get the kids out into the sun and to get them interested in choosing ingredients for a healthy meal! Aside from the…


Best Forest Preserve Trails for Kids in the West and Southwest Suburbs

Here in the Chicago suburbs, we’ve got the best of both worlds: city life and wide open spaces. We don’t have to go far to enjoy the great outdoors! Not only is exploring our natural environment an incredible learning opportunity for kids, but it’s also one of the most entertaining and rewarding ways to enjoy a beautiful spring or summer…


Bounce House Rentals in the Chicagoland Area

Bounce house rentals pump up the fun at kids’ birthday parties, graduations, or any event that a bunch of kids are expected to attend. Our guide lists some of the popular bounce house rental companies in the greater Chicagoland area. Many of these companies also rent tables, chairs, and other necessary items for party planning. Scroll through to find a…