Posts from: April 2012

Perk Alert! Keep the kids busy with

Plan your best summer ever with!

NPN members can start finding where the FREE fun is hiding this summer for less.  Get $15 off a yearly membership to, Chicago’s most comprehensive and searchable website for families.  That’s an entire year’s worth of kid-sized fun for only $34.90 (less than $3 a month).

With the dog days of summer on the horizon, it’s time to start filling up your summer dance card with kid-sized fun!  Let on the go Chicago hel...

Posted on April 03, 2012 at 2:05 PM by Ellie Ander

Listen to your mother - Giving Mother's Day a Microphone

Most people have had the experience of coming across an item, a song, a food, or something else that, in a split-second, whisks them back to another day (Who said that time travel is impossible? I beg to differ!).  These flashbacks are the idea behind the upcoming May 6th Listen To Your Mother show.  Don't miss the video clips from prior performances below - you will be grateful for the laughs, tears, and smiles.

As a parent, the occasional memory jog is a special joy. Childhood i...

Posted on April 03, 2012 at 8:45 AM by Melisa Wells

Get the gift of NPN at one of our NEW retail partners!

Looking for the PERFECT GIFT for a new or soon to be parent? NPN is thrilled to announce the sales of our gift memberships through these terrific Chicago retail partners:

Beautiful Beginnings

Flourish Studios


Lazar's Furniture

Little Beans Cafe

Little Threads

Urba Baby

vfish Designs

Give the gift of NPN - a year of connections, support & most-have city parenting information - for only $45. As an added bonus, receive $10 of...

Posted on April 02, 2012 at 12:58 PM by Melanie Schlachter

Sleep Deprivation and Postpartum Depression

Having a baby can be as exciting as it is exhausting. Sleep deprivation can build quickly after a few sleepless nights. Since babies do not come home with set schedules, you need to create one for yourself. Work with your other caregivers to determine when you can carve out a four-to-six-hour uninterrupted slot for sleep. For example, you take “baby duty” from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., then your partner takes the 2–8 a.m. shift, enabling you both scheduled time to sleep.

To protect the pr...

Posted on April 02, 2012 at 8:40 AM by Pat Porrey