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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…


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!…