Pak'd makes it, so you don't have to
Making lunch for littles on the go can be tedious. Pak’d wants to help. The nutritious, mostly organic, and pre-portioned children’s lunches are delivered fresh to your door, bento-style, and ready to toss in a backpack…
Yummy food for little ones
Local parents Jennifer Chow and Steve Minisini were spending hours a day making homemade food for their baby when they came up with a way to make the process easier for other moms and dads. Nurture Life is an organic me…
Yummy food all in one place
Take yourself off kitchen duty and dine with the fam at Revival Food Hall. Housing 15 of the Chicagoland’s best food vendors all in one place, there’s something for everyone. Littles may gravitate towards the offerings …
Molly’s Cupcakes has hung another shingle, this time in Streeterville. This new location is larger than the N. Clark original, and it’s outfitted in vintage school-inspired style. There are two large communal tables and…
The Lincoln Park Zoo has updated the Main Barnin the Farm-in-the-Zoo area with some neat new activities for the littles. There's a puppet theater to act out imagination-fueled performances, a pretend chicken coop for bu…
Kiddos who work up an appetite at South Lakeview Park can refuel across the street at LeftCoast Food + Juice (2878 N. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview; 773.880.5338). Take a seat or grab-and-go from the health-minded dishes (thin…
The Lincoln Park Zoo has an adorable new resident—a Bactrian camel calf named Alexander Camelton. Born on May 9 to mom Nasan and dad Scooter, he’s intermittently on exhibit in the Antelope Zebra Area at the south end of…
Warm Belly Bakery in the West Loop serves up super-soft gourmet cookies in a rotating roster of two dozen flavors. Kid-centric varieties are plentiful and include Fruity Pebbles Cereal Milk, PB&J stuffed with housemade …
After a two-year hiatus, the Zoom Room is making a bigger and better return to the Chicago Children’s Museum (700 E. Grand Ave., Navy Pier). The Crown Gallery has been outfitted with over 2,000 small toy cars and three …
When two local moms wanted an easy way to sign their kids for up classes, they created it themselves. Class Crasher streamlines the process for booking extra-curricular classes, camps, and drop-in events. Designed for c…
Pilsen Community Books sells new and gently used books for all ages (plus some gifts and writing supplies). Used books are all in the very best condition. Pick up great reads like The Very Hungry Caterpillar ($3), The C…
The Shedd Aquarium (1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Near Southside) has a new resident you’ll be able to ooh and ahhh over soon. Rescued earlier this year, Sea Otter Pup 719 (she’ll be given a nametomorrow) is being cared for i…
The new Pearachute app lets you try hundreds of kid-centric activities (from swimming to painting) across the city without having to commit to an entire session. Purchase a monthly membership, use the app to peruse hund…
The new Happy Play center (2346 North Clark St., Lincoln Park) isn’t the typical indoor play space — it’s also part animal rescue. In addition to the climbing structures, activities, and games found in the 0-3 year room…
No more schlepping downtown to get the kiddos on ice skates. Starting on 12/12 (as long as it’s cold enough), Northsiders will have their own rink, and it’s awesomely located smack dab in Wicker Park proper. WickerICE p…