Posts from: August 2018

Breastfeeding inequality: it’s time to end the mommy wars

Too much bandwidth is being taken up by the so called "mommy wars."

In this debate, opposing tribes of (typically well-off, middle-class) moms berate each while wielding their totemic claims: “Breast is best” vs “Back off and butt out, it’s every moms right to choose what’s best for her and her baby.”

Now, I’ll be honest. Until recently, I used to be one of these moms. I had breastfed two children and so it was obvious: my team was Breast is Best. In fact, being a blogger, I even po...

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Neve Spicer

NPN members get $30 off sports physicals at Children's Urgent Care

*PARENT PERK BY CHILDREN'S URGENT CARE*

The new school year is just around the corner! Get your athletes prepared for the fall season with Children’s Urgent Care sports physicals.

Children’s Urgent Care is an after hour pediatric-focused immediate care. Our goal is to provide quality pediatric care, while offering convenient and affordable services. We see kids 21 years old and younger, and are open weekdays from 3pm-9pm, and weekends from 9am–7pm.   

What makes Children's Urgen...

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Back-to-school prep tips for parents of kids with special needs

For most parents, back-to-school time means buying the kids a new backpack and shoes, and maybe taking them for a haircut. For parents of kids with special needs, however, going back-to-school can be much more stressful for both them and their children than just a shopping trip to
the mall. Children who are not successful in school, either for emotional/behavioral or academic reasons, often feel happier and calmer over the summer break when they are not dealing with the demands of school...

Posted on August 09, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lara Cleary

NPN members get 50% off your first month at Children's Lighthouse.

*PARENT PERK BY CHILDREN'S LIGHTHOUSE*

Children's Lighthouse North Center is dedicated to providing educational childcare to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Our mission is to nurture the development of each child's full potential - intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically- in an atmosphere of safety and trust. Each member of our professional and highly-trained staff is committed to standards of excellence in all aspects of education childcare.

Our secure facility i...

Posted on August 07, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Register Now for NPN's Annual School Fair!

Registration for NPN's annual School Fair is now open!

Come to the *only* Chicago school fair that brings together 100 preschools and elementary schools under one roof! Neighborhood Parents Network has everything you need to answer all of your school-search questions. It's a one-stop shop to help you prepare your kids for success in the early years and beyond.

This year's fair features...
• Panel discussions & workshops including "CPS 101" and "Understanding Montessori, Waldorf...

Posted on August 02, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera