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Horse-Drawn Carriage and Trolley Rides for Old-Fashioned Holiday Fun

If the hustle of modern-day Christmas is bringing out your inner Grinch, why not slow down with an old fashioned horse-drawn carriage ride or holiday trolley trip? Many festivals in the area are offering rides around town. There are also special ones where you can view decorated homes in your area! Grab your cocoa and bundle up with your loved…


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!…



Best Donuts in the Suburbs

Our readers nominated their favorite donuts shops in the suburbs and most of the spots that made the list were mentioned multiple times! It’s tempting to do a donut tour… so why not? We put together map so you can determine a route and mark them off as you go. While you are on the donut trail, check back with…


Volunteering with Kids in the Southwest Suburbs

‘Tis the season of giving, comfort, and love.  The holiday season is a great time to teach children about giving, not only of gifts or money, but also our time.  Volunteering is amazingly rewarding.  There are many ways to volunteer – helping out a food pantry, hosting a bake sale for a cause, or even as simple as helping out…


2018 Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Events in the Southwest Suburbs

If your kids are anything like mine, you’ll hear, “I’m so tired!” or “My legs hurt!” about six minutes into trick-or-treating. Going out on Halloween with small children can be rough. Trunk-or-Treat events are a great alternative to traditional trick-or-treating because you can stop by a variety of car displays in a matter of minutes. That means happy kids (and…



Basketball Leagues, Camps, and Skills Training in the Southwest Suburbs

There are so many great opportunities to play basketball and develop your child’s skills all over the southwest suburbs. Almost all of the local park districts offer basketball leagues that are open to both residents and non-residents, and there are plenty of other options, too. Now is the time to think about signing up! Younger groups are usually co-ed, and…


Churches with Childcare in the Southwest Suburbs

Children sometimes have a hard time sitting still in church — but thankfully, there are many churches with childcare that give parents the chance to worship without distraction. Childcare with an aspect of learning about God is also becoming increasingly popular at churches, with children getting the chance to do crafts, sing songs, and play games while learning to worship…


Tutoring Services in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago

The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time full of new challenges and opportunities for young learners to grow. But for some students (and their parents), it can also be stressful. When a child requires more academic assistance than teachers or parents can provide, tutoring can be a useful tool to help boost progress. We’ve put together…


Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests in the Southwest Chicago Suburbs

Hot apple cider, cozy hayrack rides and colorful leaves crunching underfoot in the cool, crisp air: there’s nothing quite like the sights, sounds and tastes of fall. And there’s no better place to enjoy them than at a fall festival in the Midwest. Here in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, we’ve got pumpkin farms and fall festivals galore! So take a look…