Posts from: April 2014


The most surprising lesson I learned from toddlers was the importance of listening. When I first started working in early intervention speech therapy, I thought that I needed to constantly bombard the child with language. In graduate school, we learned that toddlers needed a lot of language models. We needed to use self-talk (talking about what we were doing) and parallel talk (talking about what the child was doing). During speech therapy sessions, I talked and talked and talked. But, I d...

Posted on April 09, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Anna Rooney

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Posted on April 08, 2014 at 6:54 AM by Ellie Ander

Dear New Mom,

You can do this. It's going ot be hard, you're not going to sleep and it'll probably be weeks before you can find the time to get your nails done again. That's ok. I've gathered my top ten things that helped me through the thoughest of my son's first few months. 

10. Get out of the house. Go to a restaurant while your baby is still napping a ton and relatively unstructured. Once your kid starts crawling, all bets are off and you won’t be able to it again for a while.

9. Your baby w...

Posted on April 04, 2014 at 8:30 AM by Christa Reed

Turn your Spring Cleaning Into Cash +GIVEAWAY!

During these challenging economic times, wouldn’t it be wonderful to help another family, and increase your own bottom line at the same time? Consider consigning your kid’s gently used items or shopping at a consignment event to save a lot of cash. Children grow fast! As “new parents”, we run out and buy all of the “must have” items for our babies. In almost no time at all, those same items are occupying “prime real estate” in our homes, and our kids have moved on to the next want/need pha...

Posted on April 02, 2014 at 8:30 AM by Kristin Myers

Get a Free Month at Chicago Athletic Clubs!

Hey Gang!

Let's be real about it. Your New Year's Resolutions are long gone. It's probably time to jump back on the wagon and get ready for swimsuit season.

Through the whole month of April, anyone who purchases a new NPN membership, renews or purchases a gift membership for a friend, get a FREE Family Membership to ANY Chicago Athletic Club. 

Throughout my entire pregnancy, I participated in their Pre/Post Natal Muscle Definition and Pre/Post Natal Yoga classes (even a little ...

Posted on April 01, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Christa Reed