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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, We Found Heart-Shaped Pizza for You!

Who doesn’t love eating heart-shaped food on Valentine’s Day?! Check out our awesome list for all the best places to eat everything heart-shaped… pizzas, donuts, bagels, pretzels and more! (If you are looking for some adorable and yummy treats to make at home, I love this great collection of Valentine’s Day recipes to share with your sweeties.) Heart-Shaped Food in…


Fun and Exciting Summer Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

It’s time to register for summer camps! In this guide you will find camps for all ages – toddler through teen – and activities, including dance, gymnastics, STEAM, cooking, theater, soccer, volleyball, baking, cake decorating, engineering, science, nature, art, crafts, reading, voice, music, games, field trips, and outdoor adventures. Choose from the best summer camps for kids in the western suburbs! There…


Spring Children’s Resale Guide 2019

Spring resale season is approaching! It’s a great time to not only clean out your closets to sell or donate, but also shop all the great sales. Here are some of the best sales, along with sales listed by date. Some have admission fees and pre-sales for volunteers, members, or an extra fee, so check their websites for more information….



Daddy Daughter Dances (and Valentine’s Events) in the West Suburbs

Daddy daughter dances are a great way for girls to enjoy a special night out with the men in their lives. Whether attending with dad, grandpa, uncle or another special someone, your daughter will love these events filled with dancing, dinner, crafts, games, desserts, photo booths and more! Most of the daddy daughter dances have registration deadlines, so I suggest checking…


Open Houses at Bright Horizons

It’s preschool registration season and there’s no better way to figure out which early education location is perfect for your child than attending an open house! Bright Horizons is offering times in January when you can drop by to explore their classrooms, learn about their curriculum, and meet the teachers. No RSVP necessary! Be sure to check out the full…


New Year’s Eve Family Party at Haunted Trails Burbank

Ring in the New Year at our New Year’s Eve Family Party on Monday, December 31st – from 8 pm to Midnight! Guests will enjoy our famous New Year’s Buffet including soft drinks and dessert plus each paid guest receives $17 in Game Play, 1 Lazer Frenzy Challenge, Hats & Noisemakers, Karaoke Entertainment, Games & Prizes, Grand Raffle for a…


Winter Interlude Camp: Dance, Games, Crafts

Jo’s Footwork Studio is having a winter break camp, called Winter Interlude Camp, and it’s only $75 for both days! We are proud to call Jo’s one of our amazing sponsors because they offer great opportunities for both boys and girls to have fun and learn dance techniques in a great environment. During these two days, your kids will be…


Clothes Pin People Nativity Scene

Create a cool clothespin people nativity scene. Tap into your imagination to fashion your version of the holy family, animals, and manger. Make a diorama using recycled materials, wood pieces, paint, straw, star charms, beads, buttons, pom poms, and more. Ages 6 and up. Please call or text to reserve your child’s spot.


Preschool and Daycare Guide for Families in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Updated! This guide originally published on November 6, 2018 but featured schools have been added since then. Looking for a preschool or daycare near you for your little one? You came to the right place! This guide is split into three sections: Preschool, Daycare, and Preschool with Extended Care (child care outside the hours of 9am – 3pm), then organized by…


Shimmering Winter Votive Candle Holders

Join us at the Kensington Arts Center to create a shimmering set of winter votive candle holders. Enjoy decoupaging with a lovely variety of decorative papers to fashion colorful glowing glass containers. Add a dash of glitter, pretty pine cones and ribbons to finish off your creation. Children ages 6 and up. Please call ahead or text to reserve a…


2018-19 Winter Break Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

Winter break is the perfect time to unwind with family and friends, recharge your batteries and soak up the holiday season. It can also be hard to lose the structure of school days and extra-curricular activities. The western suburbs are full of winter break camps with a lot of flexibility. Sign up for a half-day, full-day, or extended-day. Pick a…