Posts from: November 2012

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (Nov 4 - Nov 11)

Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/o your kids? Our NPN Calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for families, grown-ups, shoppers, business owners, and parents needing a mental break.  See you around the city!!

FREE & Open to the Public:

- Nov. 7, November Breakfast @ Lulu Belle’s Pancake House (average breakfast cost $10)

FREE & Members Only - Don't worry - Join here and reserve your spot!

- Nov. 7, Neighborhood Playgroup @ Gold ...

Posted on November 04, 2012 at 12:00 PM by Amy Johnson

Learning All the Time and Everywhere

The fall season typically invokes the excitement of a new classroom, new school supplies and a brand new year of learning for our children. But it also means a return to the school-day routine and assignments—a busy schedule that can leave the more open-ended explorations of summer a distant memory. However, those adventures need not be a seasonal phenomenon.

From playing in the living room to visiting the grocery store or taking a trip to the park, library or museum, out-of- school ex...

Posted on November 02, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Natalie Bortoli

The How & Why of an Effective Nanny Employment Agreement

Why a Nanny Agreement is Important

It is so important to starting out on the right foot with your nanny. You want to show your new nanny that she's valued, that she fits into your family culture, and she's likely to be supported and successful in her new work environment.  A Family and Nanny Agreement may be the most important tool to ensure your nanny has the information and resources she needs to do her job - well!

A Family and Nanny Agreement, although not legally required, sets...

Posted on November 01, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Ingrid Kellaghan