Warm weather is here! Street festivals are starting to pop up everywhere. BUT the best in festivals for kids is this weekend's 7th annual Chicago Kids Day. You and your little ones do not want to miss this day dedicated to children's health & wellness - with huge amounts of fun thrown in for just $10 a family.
EVENT DETAILS: CHICAGO MAYFEST (ASHLAND @ BARRY), MAY 18, 2013 - 10AM-2PM
SCHOOL FUNDRAISER NEWS!!! Moolagram wi...Posted on May 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM
We are so excited to share this news: The NEW NPN members-only My Directory is live! The NPN School Directory has amazing new features to make your preschool and elementary school search so much easier. Navigate your family's school search fast and easy from your home or office.
How does it work?
Make sure your NPN membership is active - (RENEW) or JOIN and log in
Search the online directory using the Keyword (e.g., Montessori) OR use the advanced search to find what ...
It's cold and there is no better way for your whole family to warm up than at this Saturday's NPN's 5th Annual Wake Up & Boogie Down Family Festival. Party with us from 9:30am-12:30pm at The Cubby Bear - Wrigleyville. Thank you to Time Out Chicago Kids and 101.9fm The Mix for helping us make this party truly rock. If you need to bring your wheels - Britax, BOB, and Stroller Strides will take good c...Posted on February 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM
As we wrap up another year, we are all reading and thinking about New Year's Resolutions. As parents, lets all try to focus on what will make our most important job better, more fun, and bring on lots of little smiles and hugs. These are resolutions worth keeping!
Read more. No matter how young or old you baby is, read more to and with your child. Read anything - books, magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, street signs, menus, and more.
As you get the nursery ready, think about how you are going to count contractions, and contemplate what to pack in your hospital bag, NPN moms have 10 things they wish they knew before the big day!
Try to relax – get a pedicure, haircut, squeeze in a nap, go out with friends, and do whatever helps you unwind – it is much harder to do these things after the baby arrives
Post-partum reality - the effects of delivery are often suprising, messy, and uncomfortab...
When you are getting your hospital bag ready – the general lesson learned is don’t bring too much. It gets messy in there and when you are scrambling to get home with your precious little bundle(s) – you don’t want to have to worry about a lot of stuff to pack and bring home:
MOM-RECOMMENDED HOSPITAL BAG ITEMS & TIPS
Paperwork & wallet – driver's license, insurance, ID, birth plan (if you have one), cash/credit card, hospital pape...
Not yet an NPN Facebook fan? Check out our Holiday Fun #Giveaway!! One (1) lucky fan will win a BOB Revolution SE Stroller & Britax Stroller Organizer ($477 value)! Click here to enter. Contest ends December 13th at 11:59 CST.
Winter. Every year I wonder why we suffer through the bitter cold and endless gray skies and then I remember - we can't live in this great city without it!
For parents, winter presents other challenges, from fighting off cabin fev...Posted on December 13, 2012 at 6:00 AM
Come out and play! The Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG), is two days of unforgettable fun for all ages - hands on play time, special events, life-sized toys & games, contests galore, costumed characters and so much more. After last year's visit - we are BIG FANS! NPN is so excited to have a super fun Lounge with Building Blocks Toy Store! Stop by our lounge to get your FREE signed copy of this amazing book for families - Peggy Brown's - The Go...Posted on November 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM
It is finally here! NPN Members can now send and receive Private Messages via our Discussion Forums!
We have all been there - you want to get in touch with another NPN member and you don't want to post your personal contact information:
A crib is for sale and you want to buy it
A nanny posted her services
A family wants to do a nanny share or recommend their nanny
A parent is going through a rough situation where you feel like you can hel...
The Saturday, Oct. 13 Annual NPN Preschool & Elementry School Fair is just days away! Here are all of the details you need to prepare, arrive, and have a great school search experience.
PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Read School Fair 101 for what to expect and how to prepare.
Create your Must-Visit list - what exhibitors you want to make sure you connect with. To see who will be exhibiting at this Saturday's School Fair - scroll to the bottom of t...