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Rising Stars Show Choir Summer Camp

Do you have a child that is interested in music, dance, and performance? Rising Stars® is offering week-long summer show choir camps for ages 3 through high school! They have hosted over 20 years of summer camps and are excited to continue offering this opportunity to kids from more than 40 different schools in the western suburbs. This post is sponsored by…


Meal Prep at Entrée Kitchen: Our Review

We recently had the pleasure of going to Entrée Kitchen in Carol Stream for meal prep with our kids and had a wonderful time! We found the entire process to be easy from their online ordering, meal assembly, and cooking the dinner at home. Entrée Kitchen does all the shopping, chopping, and cleanup so you can have delicious dinners in your…


We Are All Scientists: The Story Behind Kids Science Labs

My kids and I had the opportunity to go to an open house at Kids Science Labs in Wheaton with hands-on science experiments and had a great time. The instructors were very energetic and knowledgable, and the lab spaces were fun and well prepared! Meet Shegan and Keith, the founders for Kids Science Labs, and learn about what they offer…


“Kindness Rocks” and Local Rock Painting Groups

Have you heard of The Kindness Rocks Project? Per their website, their goals are to “inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way” and to “recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others through random acts of kindness.” How to Make a Kindness Rock Find a smooth stone and paint with acrylic…


Free or Inexpensive Places to See Animals

Do you have an animal lover in your house? Then this list is for you! We’ve gathered all of the free or inexpensive places to see animals in our area. Nature centers, farms, smaller zoos, and pet stores… we’ve scoped out all the possibilities for you! Are your kids into something that we can look into for you? Email us…


Meal Delivery and Travel Meals at Entrée Kitchen

Entrée Kitchen has many options to provide for your family! I am excited to tell you about two programs that I think will come in handy, especially over the summer: the Entrée Kitchen Meal Delivery Program and Travel Meals. Meal Delivery Entrée Kitchen delivers to homes, daycare centers, and community locations in addition to their corporate delivery program. You can send…


Best Doctors in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago

Finding a healthcare provider can be so daunting! It’s a question that comes up quite a bit, so a few months ago we asked you to nominate your favorite doctors in eleven categories, including pediatrician, primary care physician, eye doctor, allergist, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, dermatologist, chiropractor, OB/GYN, midwife, and doula, then voting followed in April. The results are in – the best doctors…



Playgrounds and Parks With Sand

Kids love sand. But let’s be honest… sometimes we’re not in the mood to deal with that mess! So whether you are seeking out parks with sand to please the kiddos and let their imagination run wild, or avoiding sand like the plague, you are going to want to check out this list of parks with sand! A special thank you to…


Coffee and Play in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Enjoy a cup of coffee with some friends while your children play. We are never completely off duty, but it’s nice to have the option to enjoy some adult conversation while watching your kids have a good time too! Here are some indoor places to meet for coffee and play. Ball Factory 864 S Illinois Rte 59 Naperville, IL 60540…


Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Preview

Looking for a preschool or pre-k program? The Bright Horizons centers in Western Springs, Oak Brook, Naperville, Downers Grove, Lisle, and Wheaton are holding Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Preview events in February! Experience how Bright Horizons ensures your child is on the right track for school success. During Preview, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with our STEM curriculum, explore preschool…