Hear those school bells ringing? Hear all of the super excited kids cheering their little hearts out? School's out for the summer, baby!

The good news is that Chicago-area families now have 90+ days of fun and sun ahead of them. The not-so-great news is that your kids are going to be looking at you to fill those 90+ days with fun, family activities (lest you start to hear the dreaded "I'm bored!" summer anthem).

I am starting to fill up our summer calendar -- and I bet you are too. Wondering where to find family-friendly beaches? Want to hit up a great farmer's market with the kiddos? Maybe you are looking for the best street festivals, free activities or a great family-friendly destination for a weekend getaway. That's where I come in.

My name is Caitlin Murray Giles and I am a Mom on a Mission. As a mama to three active little ones (ages 9, 7, and 4), I am always on the lookout for family-friendly events and activities. Luckily for me (and you), there is no shortage of family-friendly things to do in the Midwest during the busy summer months!

I usually write about my search for family-friendly activities and events over at my blog Wee Windy City. But for the next few months, I'll be writing here at School's Out as well. This blog is about taking advantage of all that a Midwestern summer has to offer families like yours and mine. I am going to be sharing my favorite local events and activities -- and also talking about all of the fun stuff to do in the Wisconsin Dells during the summer months.

Got a great suggestion for the perfect family activity? Want to tell me about your favorite attractions in the Wisconsin Dells? Interested in guest posting here about why your family loves the Wisconsin Dells? Send me an email!

Full disclosure, blogger transparency and all of that good stuff: School's Out is sponsored by the Wisconsin Dells. I am being compensated for my posts, but the suggestions and words you find here are mine alone.