Posts from: July 2015

Top 6 NPN Events in August

It’s the middle of summer and you need a break from the street fests, splash pads, and the ice-cream cart. Mix it up with these August events! NPN has something for everyone this month and every month. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to play and learn with NPN!

8/2 – Summer Jam Sound Check with Merry Music Makers. Children ages 4 - 8 years old are invited to this fun summer camp sampler! Craft a box violin, try out a real violin and guitar in the instrument petting zoo, enjoy mus...

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

6 Time-Saving Beauty Guide for Busy Moms

Goddess or Glam?

No matter what your maternal style is, it's important to carve out a little me-time to look and feel your best. When you're taking care of everything (and everyone) else in your life, these moments for self-care and beauty rituals can be hard to prioritize, but they pay dividends. We put together a timesaving guide for busy moms to get the most out of local services and products no matter what style you're rocking these days.

Goddess Mom

Perfect for the Mo...

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 12:31 PM by Coleene Meers

NPN Members Only! 15% off of Language Stars!





Language Stars programs provide an opportunity for increased language exposure through a variety of fun and engaging activities. Whether this is your first introduction to foreign language or you are an experienced linguist, our play-based interactions in a full-immersion environment will allow your child to build their foreign language the way a native speaker does.

Parents and Tots Classes (Ages 1-3 years)
Learn along with your child in the Parents...

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 1:58 PM by Christa Reed

Exclusive Deal For NPN Members! 15% off parties at Purple Monkey Playroom

Purple Monkey Playroom is an award-winning, playspace located on the border of Bucktown and Logan Square. They offer daily drop-in playtime for kids ages 6 months - 5 years, including pre-scheduled drop-off care in partnership with UrbanSitter.

They specialize in birthday parties for children celebrating their 1st-6th birthdays, including everything from basic space rental to fully custom celebrations! Visit their website to learn more about unique party add-ons such as sweet tables, c...

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 6:53 AM by Ellie Ander

A Ready-For-School Checklist!

If you’ve been wondering how best to transition your little one from nanny to preschool-ready, read on. The most common concerns from families entering school for the first time are about preparation. Although there is no scientific or evidence-based formula, you can add these five easy-to-apply activities and approaches to your own ready-for-preschool checklist:

1.  Enroll your child in a part- or full-time summer enrichment program. Many schools and neighborhood centers offer summer ...

Posted on July 07, 2015 at 1:25 PM by Ancona School

Get a Break on Tuition at Wee Care Preschool

For 30 years Wee Care Preschool has served happy families within the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Providing a traditional preschool program for children ages 15 months - 6 years (infant program coming soon!), our family owned and operated school is small enough that individual needs are met and goals for your family achieved.

Enhancing their every day curriculum, Wee Care includes enrichment programs such as Dance, Pee Wee Sports and Nutrition, Music and two Foreign Languag...

Posted on July 07, 2015 at 8:16 AM by Ellie Ander

How I Stopped Worrying and Deserted the Mommy War

My child was formula fed. My child was sleep trained. My child eats food that is not organic. The old me would give you a twenty-minute explanation of how each of these things happened (although never originally part of my plan). The new me recognizes that you probably don’t give a shit.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the so-called “mommy wars.” After three and a half years of motherhood and reading the endless stream of social media posts on the subject, I think I have found ...

Posted on July 02, 2015 at 9:30 AM by Christa Reed