Posts from: November 2013

Perks! Discounted Tix to Thomas & Friends: A Holiday Adventure

Start the holidays off on the right track! Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and enjoy our brand new holiday show Thomas & Friends™: A Holiday Adventure at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark at Grand Geneva in Wisconsin.

NPN Members-only discount: take 20% off tickets to see – Thomas & Friends™: A Holiday Adventure. Call (262) 203-8110 and mention NPN to receive discount. 

Thomas & Friends™: A Holiday Adventure show times:


November 29 – December ...

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 6:07 AM by Ellie Ander

How to Inspire Gratitude in Our Kids

3 Tips and Book Recommendations for Inspiring Gratitude in Our Kids

“I’m done eating. I don’t like <insert name of healthy food here>.”

“But she took my horsie, and I want it!”

“I want  ______. Now.”

If you have a toddler or preschooler, chances are, you have heard phrases like these. And while I know it’s technically “normal,” every time my son says something like this, I cringe a little. Wasn’t I going to be the mom who raises a kind, gracious little one who appreci...

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Discounted Tix to Harris Theater Family Series

NPN members take $5 off the regular subscription price of $30! That’s all 3 Family Series performances (ages 4+) for $25! Click here to subscribe and be sure to use promo code NPNFAMILY at checkout. Offer expires November 22, 2013.

The Harris Theater Family Series offers high-quality, engaging programming designed to cultivate Chicago’s next generation of arts lovers. The 2013-2014 season’s three diverse performances include interactive and educational opportunities for the whole ...

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 6:13 AM by Ellie Ander

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (November 11-17)

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:

 


- Mon, Nov 11, Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in Your 'Gifted' Child @ Multilingual Connections

- Thurs, Nov 14, Lakeview MNO - Southport & Irving @ Southport & Irving

- Thurs, Nov 14, Feeding Solids and Be...

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 7:01 AM by Becky Reno

Fall French Market Returns


Tucked away in the heart of north Lakeview lays one of the most diverse and culturally rich Chicago communities – the Lycée Français, Chicago’s French International School. Every year, Lycée parents bring a piece of Paris to Chicago, opening the doors to their school community and inviting food-loving, fall-shopping neighbors citywide to partake in the perfect fall fête, a French Market for all ages.

Those of us out there mourning the loss of weekly summer city neighborhood festival...

Posted on November 08, 2013 at 7:07 AM by Lara Raynaud

Top 5 Organizing Tips You Need Now

While it may not be a formal medical diagnosis, it is a well-accepted fact that there is a direct correlation between organization and our mental well-being.  How much effect does clutter have on our lives? The answer is, “a profound effect!”  Clutter significantly affects our mental, physical and spiritual health.  Not to mention; low energy levels, bad moods, poor decision making, pessimism & fatigue among other symptoms.  And excessive disorganization can often lead to bigger h...

Posted on November 07, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Pooja Gugnani

Vibrant Cultures in Chicago: Germany

Cultural Care Au Pair is back to bring you some great ways to immerse your family in the vibrant cultures Chicago has to offer.  Last month we introduced you to Chicago’s Mexican heritage in Pilsen. This month we take a trip to Germany to celebrate all that it has to offer!

The changing leaves, cooler temperatures and harvest season remind me of the German specialties of beer and brats!  As a Wisconsin native myself, where there are many residents of German descent, I have not been to ...

Posted on November 06, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Marcie Wolbeck

NPN Perks! $10 Family Pass to ChiTAG

The annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) is back! NPN members click here to purchase a family pass for just $10 (normally $30 for a family of 4)! Children under 3 are FREE.  Bonus NPN Story Times and 9am early access before the normal 10am open for NPN pass holders.

It's ChiTAG's 11th Birthday - Join us anytime between 9am - 5pm (early access before the normal 10am open for NPN pass holders).  $10 NPN Pass! (normally $30 for a family of 4). Children under 3 are FREE! Everyo...

Posted on November 05, 2013 at 6:52 AM by Ellie Ander

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (November 4 - 10)

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:

 


- Mon, Nov 4, Ask the Doulas @ The Sod Room

- Tues, Nov 5, Digestive Health 101 @ Bubbles Academy

-  Thurs, Nov 7, Attorney Moms - Happy Hour @ Emerald Loop Bar & Grill

- Sun, Nov 10, Free Toddler Painting ...

Posted on November 04, 2013 at 7:01 AM by Becky Reno

Fresh from the Forum: My Morning Routine

Is your morning routine filled with utter chaos? Can't ever manage to get everyone out of the house on time? Desparate to make the process just a little bit easier? Do YOU need a nap by 9am? We feel you, and so do other NPN members. 

NPN's discussion forum has an awesome post with tips for an easier morning. Our members share their strategies on everything from where to put the baby when you're brushing your teeth to how to get clothes on the older ones a little faster. Check it out to...

Posted on November 01, 2013 at 8:00 AM by Christa Reed