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Family Movie Night

Gather your family for an evening of reel fun at the movies! We’ll feature Veggie Tales and an animated favorite, The Lion King. Casual, comfy fun with family and friends. Wear PJs, Bring Pillows/Blankets, have some fresh popped popcorn and enjoy the show! Spread out in our parish hall with room for kids and parents to socialize, snack, and watch….


Unique Local Shop Offers Handcrafted Mattresses in the Western Suburbs

Kidlist welcomes Quality Sleep Shop as a site sponsor. Our family has bought multiple mattresses from them and not only love supporting local businesses, but think their products are wonderful. A lot of care and talent goes into each mattress they make and we recommend you check them out! There is great information in this article, including a little background…


Tax Law Changes That Families Need To Know for 2018

2018 brings us new tax laws. Our helpful site sponsor, Lauren Hunt from Pinnacle Financial Group, wants to keep us all current so we can do what’s best for our families! Here are few things that she believes every family should consider under these new rules.  As always, please reach out if you have any questions – lauren@mypinnaclefinancial.com. Tax Law Changes for…



Mattix Music Studio Discount for February

Join Mattix Music Studio in February Receive 50% off your first piano, violin, viola or cello lesson at Mattix Music Studio in February! Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to try out a lesson with one of their incredible teachers. Sign up for your lesson time at www.mattixmusic.com, keep reading for more information about what they offer, or…


Grand Avenue Preschools Open House

Grand Avenue Preschools is hosting open houses at their Western Springs and La Grange Highlands locations on Saturday, November 11 from 10am-Noon. You will have the opportunity to meet teachers, tour the large, sunny classrooms and learn more about the curriculum. Grand Avenue’s program focuses on the development of the whole child, fully preparing them academically, socially and emotionally for…


Reader Recommended: Best Birthday Cakes

We asked both the Kidlist Facebook page and email subscribers to share their favorite places to get a birthday cake (or cupcakes) and all of the responses were awesome! So here’s the compiled list of the reader recommended best birthday cakes. Please note that we were not able to include home-based bakers in this list.* Reader Recommended: Best Birthday Cakes and…


What is the Suzuki Method and How Can It Benefit My Child?

Kidlist welcomes the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School as site sponsors! They offer violin, viola, cello, and bass instruction for children and are here to answer the question, “What is the Suzuki Method?” Learn how it can benefit your kids, not only to learn an instrument, but child development as a whole! Today, Edward Kreitman,…


Trunk or Treat

On Sunday, October 29, the Presbyterian Church of Western Spring will host “Trunk or Treat.” Open to preschool and elementary age children in the community, members of the church will be in the parking lot dressed in costume and ready to hand out candy to all little ones, providing a safe family environment for young trick-or-treaters. There will be games,…


St. Cletus “Choose Kindness” 5K Run/Walk & Kids Events

Join us as we run and walk through the beautiful streets of La Grange spreading kindness. This family friendly event includes a 5K run/walk, a 1-mile run (ages 11 and under) and a 100-yard dash (ages 7 and under). All net proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Craniofacial Association.


Run For Kelli

  Sunday, October 1st, 2017   Cross Country was one of Kelli O’Laughlin’s favorite sports when she was in middle school. In her name and memory, the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Foundation is hosting its annual Run For Kelli on Sunday, October 1st, 2017. Kelli was a freshman at Lyons Township when her life was taken by a burglar in her home.  Kelli’s family…


Free Parenting Seminar: “How to Parent a Child Who Was Bullied (Or Is the Bully)”

Most parents want their children to grow up to have solid & nourishing relationships. But when a child is bullied (or is a bully), that dream can be compromised. The emotional fallout from bullying can follow a child throughout their entire life. But you, as a parent, can do something. Susan Stutzman, a Hinsdale resident, child therapist, and parent educator, will equip…