Posts from: June 2013

5 Playgrounds Picks & Features to Explore (Get Wet!)

Temps are heating up and the water features are calling your little ones!  Are you ready to explore & play outside?  There is no better way to kick off spring than a "trip" to a new Chicago Playground.  NOTE: Depending on your child, the weather, and your mood - these playgrounds do NOT have a water features to fenagle.

5 Get-Wet Summer Play(ground) Picks - the perfect way to play(ground) out even the hottest days!  

#1. Commercial Club Playground (1845 W. Rice St. (just n...

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Mistie Lucht

20% Off an Overnight Stay at Timber Ridge!

Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is the only all-season, all-suite, destination of its kind in the Midwest. Just an hour from Milwaukee and 90 minutes from Chicago, you're not far away from Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark. Book your adventure by 6/30/2013 and enjoy an exclusive NPN members-only 20% discount off an overnight stay!

Featuring 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement at Moose Mountain Falls ...

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 7:30 AM by Ellie Ander

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (June 10 - June 16)

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., June 11, Roscoe Village Breakfast @ Orange Restaurant

- Tues., June 11, Mom's Dinner Night Out @ Ristorante Dinotto

Future events to register for now:

- Thurs., June 20, Picky Eating in Kids - Stop the F...

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

Perks! Half Price Theatre Camp in Lakeview

Compass Creative Dramatics Summer Theatre Camp, Lakeview: Campers K-12th grade stretch their creativity and bravery muscles through daily rehearsals for Peas & Harmony, a quirky adaptation of the classic The Princess & the Pea, and workshops in topics such as improv, stage combat, and audition skills.  Students perform alongside two professional actor/educators, who lead by example, helping your child shine. For more information please visit: www.ccdramatics.com. Your NPN disounts:...

Posted on June 07, 2013 at 9:30 AM by Ellie Ander

Ozzy's Home!

I owe dog owners everywhere an apology. I admit to rolling my eyes and thinking, “Really? It’s just a dog!” whenever you shared photos and stories about your pup.

When my son was diagnosed with autism, some friends “got it” and some, well—not so much. Since then, I’ve been there as friends welcomed beautiful children with disabilities and/or special needs to their families. Having personally experienced what they were going through, I knew how to respond and react appropriately—I ...

Posted on June 06, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Julie Cole

Have fun, Make Friends, Make a Difference. Volunteer with NPN!

Neighborhood Parents Network needs you! Most of our events would not be possible without our amazing volunteers, who give of their time and talents in so many ways. NPN volunteers have fun, make friends, and make a difference. You can too! Here are some ways for you to volunteer with NPN this year.

Done in a Day – Responsibilities may include mixing & mingling with guests, helping with check-in, helping setup and clean up, etc. If you can only stay for part of the volunteer sh...

Posted on June 05, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

Perk Pics! Photographer Discounts for NPN Members.

Take advantage of the mild summer weather and schedule that family photo shoot you've been putting off. Save a little extra dough with the following NPN Partners:

Cici Pictures - promote your business, capture your perfect wedding or cherish your children’s innocence forever, Cici Pictures will help create that everlasting impression. NPN Members take 40% off a full 1 hour photo session in studio or on location; includes one 5x7 print. The fundamentals.

Darcy Demmel Photography - F...

Posted on June 04, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Ellie Ander

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (June 3 - June 9)

 

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., June 4, Lakeview Moms Night Out @ Crosby's Kitchen

Thurs., June 6, NPN 2nd Chance Auction - Bidding Opens! @ biddingforgood.com/npnparents

Thurs., June 6, Picnic in the Park @ PFC Milton Olive Park

Fri., June 7, Lil'...

Posted on June 03, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson