New & Expectant Parent Programs

New & Expectant Parent Programs hosted by NPN are the perfect resources for expecting families.

-- Would you like to connect with other new & expecting families?   

-- Seeking answers to pregnancy and new parent related questions?

-- Looking for pre and postnatal resources and information?

Join NPN’s New & Expectant Parent Programs for informative, entertaining events for growing families! Expecting a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, but also one full of questions and anticipation.

The New & Expectant Parent Programs connect you with other moms-to-be and families to help you learn more about pregnancy-related topics.  Monthly events include topics such as Childcare 101, Pediatrics 101, Infant Sleep & Crying and more!!  Check out our calendar for upcoming events.

Next Event

  How to Soothe Your Crying Infant @ Kidville Chicago - Lincoln Park
Location: Kidville Chicago - Lincoln Park
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM · Apr 6, 2017
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Parking: Parking garage attached. Event parking details will be sent separately to all attendees.
Cost: NPN Members: Adults $0.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Non-members: Adults $10.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Coordinator: Didi Lewis

Join NPN and infant experts from Erikson Institute Fussy Baby Network®  for help in developing strategies for infant crying that make sense for you and your baby.

All infants cry, but some cry more than others. This workshop will discuss what to expect from your new baby as it relates to crying. What is normal crying? Why is it so stressful? We will discuss different parenting styles and philosophies as well as how your culture may influence how you parent and why this matters. We will discuss how babies can get overloaded and what this means as well as discussing what can work for your crying baby.

Fussy Baby Network provides help to parents who are struggling with their infant's crying, sleeping and feeding during the first year of life. They offer Warmline telephone support and home visiting in English and Spanish. Their infant specialists work with parents to find more ways to soothe, care for and enjoy their baby.

Please RSVP, space is limited. Open to NPN members (FREE, please login to your NPN account) and non-members ($10 per adult). 


Nancy Mork, LCSW, I/ECMH-C, has been working at Fussy Baby Network for over 13 years. At Fussy Baby Network she is the Associate Director of Clinical Services. Nancy provides home visiting to families who are struggling with their baby’s crying, sleeping or feeding. Nancy has over 20 years of experience working with young children and their families and is the mother to one son.

Linda Horwitz, M.S.Ed, has worked with families with young children for over 25 years. She is a Developmental Specialist, Child Life Specialist, Yogakids Instructor and Mom to three. Linda is the Outreach Coordinator at Fussy Baby Network.

Special thanks to our friends at Kidville-Lincoln Park for hosting this event.


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Meet the Co-Chairs

Didi Lewis Didi joined NPN in 2010 while researching school options for her son and seeking support from other working moms. When her daughter came along the following year, her fondness for NPN, its activity-packed event calendar, and its active discussion board grew. With a JD and certificate in Family Law from DePaul College of Law, her dedication to the local parent community in her downtown neighborhood, and her passion for advocating family life in the big city (she’s also a proud CPS grad), Didi happily joined the NPN staff in 2013. As School Choice, Programming and Outreach Manager, Didi is excited about helping Chicago parents learn about educational options within the city and discover all of the amazing benefits NPN has to offer for new and growing urban families. After spending her entire life as a north-sider, Didi now lives in the South Loop with her south-sider husband Rod and their city kids, RJ and Rio.

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