Posts from: August 2014

BEST Playgrounds on the El

No car?  No problem!  Here are some great playgrounds just blocks from an El stop.  So, load up the kids for an El playground adventure!

Lois Klein Playground: 3550 N. Lincoln at Addison and Ravenswood

El Stop: Brown Line Addison stop

Playground Details: Small, bustling playground in a busy area, yet the structures feel removed from the street and train tracks.  Enjoy some morning playtime then head to Roscoe Village for lunch. There is a toddler climbing structure, with some mor...

Posted on August 08, 2014 at 9:00 AM by Mistie Lucht

Another Exclusive NPN Perk Discount: Music Institute of Chicago Musikgarten®

Founded in 1931, the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) is one of the nation's finest community music schools and a respected music education leader.  MIC Musikgarten® classes offer a comprehensive, sequential plan for the musical development of children, birth to age seven, in a joyful and stimulating environment.  This Montessori-informed approach to parent-child music education provides a great foundation for the parent role in at-home practice as children begin instrument study.  Develop...

Posted on August 07, 2014 at 3:08 PM by Ellie Ander

Searching For a Nanny? NPN Members Get 25% Off Placement Fee!

Flourish Nannies places professional full-time, part-time, and temporary nannies, as well as mother’s helpers, postpartum doulas, infant care specialists, and night nurses. To celebrate the launch of Flourish Nannies, the agency is offering an exclusive NPN Member discount to get the word out!

NPN members enjoy a 25% discount off the placement fee! Visit and 'like' Flourish Nannies on Facebook, and mention your NPN membership when you call (872) 221-4727 or email info@flourish-nannies....

Posted on August 05, 2014 at 6:33 AM by Ellie Ander