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Kids Drawing and Painting Studios in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

For all the kids out there who love to create, we’ve rounded up some really awesome drawing and painting studios in the near western suburbs! Find summer camps, ongoing classes, and open studio time on each location’s website. There are wonderful offerings that kids of all ages can take advantage of! Kids Drawing and Painting Studios La Grange Park Making…


The Best Local Ice Cream Shops

It’s ice cream season – hooray! We love ice cream of every kind…but isn’t there something extra special about the family-owned, smaller shops and parlors around town? Our family has already decided to try every place on this list – sounds like an easy and fun goal for summer! Support your neighborhood shops and satisfy your sweet tooth. WIN, WIN! Tate’s Old Fashioned Ice…


Horseback Riding for Kids

Horseback riding is a wonderful activity for children of all ages. It teaches respect for animals, core strength and balance, and general appreciation for animals. Many of these local farms and stables offer riding lessons or pony rides for young children, just starting out and wanting to give it a try, to the very experienced rider. From trail rides, to…


Art Classes for Kids and Other Locations For Creativity

  Having a daughter who LOVES art, we’ve scoured many of the local offerings for the creative spirit!  We are fortunate to be surrounded by many art enthusiasts in our area, who also see the need for building that important creative side of budding brains! Whether it is a class or workshop, or maybe an art-inspired party you seek, this is…