Can’t get your kids to eat anything healthy? Is their idea of a snack chips, cookies or candy? Do they think healthy food isn’t any fun? Finding creative ways to entice the kids can definitely be a challenge. To help ease the pain, here are a few quick and healthy snack ideas from Stephanie Jensen of La Cuisine Personal Chef Service in Chicago.
APPLE DIPPERS: Dip apple slices in maple syrup or honey and roll with your choice of shredded coconut, oats,...
Whether you are expecting or have a new little bundle, we hope these discounts bring more joy!
Cici Pictures can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary with vivid inspirational imagery. Normally $495, NPN Members pay just $200 for a full 1-hour photo session in studio or on location, and includes one 5x7 professional print of your favorite shot. The details.
Fresh Tech Maid is an award winning home cleaning company specializing in safer and cleaner chemical-free home cleanin...Posted on March 19, 2013 at 7:35 AM
After working with preteens, teenagers and their parents for over a decade both as a teacher and a therapist, I have learned several ways that this age group will typically respond best to their parents. These ah-ha moments helped me to discover the most successful ways parents can communicate with their child starting at an any age. In fact, if parents can get these skills in place early on, it will pave a much easier road to those dreaded teenage years.
5 Parenting-musts ...Posted on March 18, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/out your kids? Our NPN calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for kids and parents needing a mental break or extra fun.
FREE & Open to the Public:
- Tues., Mar. 19, Developmental Differences Parent Support Group @ Julius Meinl
- Wed., Mar. 20, Time Management for Kids & Busy Parents: Tips & Tools @ Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
- Thurs., March 21, Pediatri...
It seems to take an army of support and information to feel like you are equiped with what you need before and after the baby arrives! The Helios Center For Movement recently brought in the “Armed Forces of Perinatal Wellness!”, sponsored by Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago, to share advice on movement, nutrition, pregnancy myths, and sleep training for both mother and child.
Our army of experts included: Helios Owner, Jenna Zaffino, Nutritionist Jasmine ...Posted on March 15, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Most new moms hear that breastfeeding is a great way to bond with their new baby. But somewhere along the way, breastfeeding has become a source of heartache for new mothers. Whether they’re unable to breastfeed due to medical conditions, work-life balance, discomfort – whatever the reason – many women make the decision to not breastfeed and then feel guilty about it.
Juli Billings Walter, CocoonCare’s in-house lactation consultant, says that the rea...Posted on March 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM
This past fall, we saw remarkable milestones for school wellness in Chicago. At the Chicago Board of Education’s meeting in November, the Board passed a Healthy Snack and Beverage Policy. In October, the Board adopted a new school wellness policy. Combined, these two policies represent a significant advance in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) school food and fitness policy.
What do the policies mean for schools? Most fundamentally, they set common-sense standard...Posted on March 13, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks has worked with schools and community organizations since we started delivering to households back in 2006, but our new School Box is the best way for you to get healthy food delivered to your home while also raising money for your children’s school.
The School Box includes 8-10 staple produce items like apples, bananas, oranges, potatoes, lettuce, and several other basic items that rotate each week, including a ‘kid favorite...Posted on March 12, 2013 at 6:00 AM
My husband and I were having dinner with our neighbors recently. As usual, most of our conversation centered around the kids, their schedules, developmental milestones and of course school. While we live on a quiet street in a happening part of the city, we unfortunately don’t reside in one of “the it” school neighborhoods. Had we realized this before moving to our ‘hood (while my son was still in utero), perhaps we would have ranked our real estate must-haves a lit...Posted on March 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/out your kids? Our NPN calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for families, grown-ups, shoppers, and parents needing a mental break.
FREE & Open to the Public:
- Mon., March 11, Hyde Park New Moms Group @ Hyde Park Art Center
- Mon., March 11, CORP2SAHM - Second ...