Category: NPN News & Tips
We're excited to present our new and improved Parent to Parent newsletter! Each issue will help you with what is important to parents, including schools, child care, health, activities and more!
Must-Have Parent to Parent News!
Download the new issue and get advice from NPN parents and partners on:
Timing Your School Search
You've Found the Perfect Nanny; Now What?
Plan A Perfect Playground (and Museum) Day
Finding the Right Pediatri...
For more than 30 years, NPN has been THE place for connecting like-minded Chicago families - from pregnancy through preschool! NPN offers Chicago parents these unique, must-have benefits :
Access to our always active, unmatched discussion forum
Step-by-step preschool and elementary school search and school fair
Parent-recommended childcare options
More than 25 FREE events per month
How-to’s on navigating city living for expectant, new and seasoned pare...
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 NEW NPN Discussion Forum is live! We are here to help you get comfortable and excited about all of the new cool features and enhancements. Plus - more enhancements (like Personal Messaging and a new Classifieds tool) are just around the corner. This new platform will enable NPN to continue to grow and enhance our NPN Member benefits. We hope you are as excited about these new features as we are! Read more about how we got here from the Backstory.
IMPOR...Posted on August 20, 2012 at 4:30 PM
What do you love about NPN's Discussion Forum? What new features are you most looking forward to when the new Discussion Forum launches later this month?
Tell us by commenting on the blog post below and be entered to win a Family 4 Pack of tickets to Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove! Show is Friday, Sept 14, 7pm at Allstate Arena. Perfect for ages 2+. One winner will be selected and contacted on Monday, August 13. Share your NPN "treasures" with ...Posted on August 08, 2012 at 7:00 AM
The NEW NPN Discussion Forum is launching very soon! We can't wait to show you all of the cool features and enhancements. As with all technology projects, things always take a little longer than expected and given the thousands of forum posts and nearly 6,000 users, we want to make this a smooth and seamless transition. We thank you for your patience as we roll out this exciting new tool.
Here are a just a few of the newest features that are on their way:
One thing that's true of every parent's experience: just when you get used to one phase of your child's life, things change! In the Summer issue of Parent to Parent, we take a look at how parents cope with various changes and transitions in their family lives. Download the new issue now (may take 1-2 minutes to complete) to read about:
Transitioning from 1 to 2
From Conference Calls to Playdates
And there's more!
...Posted on June 05, 2012 at 6:00 AM
When Stephanie and I decided to start a family, we decided to return home to the U.S. to be closer to our families. We settled in Chicago and I found myself on the hunt for “dad-based” family activities. I started the Ravenswood Outdoor Movie Nights(meetup.com/Outdoor-Movie-Nights/) last summer, and thus began my volunteer work with NPN.
My colleagues at NPN mentioned a desire to upgrade the NPN Discussion Forum to improve the user experience and expand into the mobile...Posted on May 02, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Spring has sprung, and NPN is sprouting with great events to try with or without the little ones. In case your email is in full bloom, here are a few you won't want to miss!
Two of the biggest worries facing most parents today are how to pay for your children's college education while still making sure you stay on track for your retirement. Join NPN and our panel of experts for Parent University: College Savings and Retirement on Tuesday, March 27 from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Flou...
NPN is bustling with great events to try with or without the little ones. In case your email is exploding, here are a few you won't want to miss!
Join NPN's Dads group, and other parentes and children for Pizza & Play @ Purple Monkey - Bucktown's newest indoor play room! Relax, connect with other adults, and enjoy a some pizza as your children explore this whimsical on Friday, February 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Pleae RSVP to reserve your space.
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