Author - Leslye Whittman

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Leslye joined NPN after her sister-in-law said "If you are living in the city and have a baby, you MUST join NPN!". Leslye has enjoyed access to the message board to find her babysitters, window tinting companies, travel advice and much more. Prior to joining NPN in August 2010, Leslye has worked in for profit and non-profit. She has planned various events with the likes of Aretha Franklin and many of the top Execs of Google. When Leslye is not planning the School Fair or Silent Auction, you can find her, her husband and daughter trying out a new restaurant or at the local park in their Irving park neighborhood.

January NPN Perk Picks - Indoor Fun & Burning off Holiday Treats

My Parent Perk Picks to get through Chicago's coldest days!  Since we do not live in sunny Miami Beach and the weather in Chicago can be a little unpredictable, here are few of my picks help NPN families get through the snowy days and to keep those get-fit New Year's Resolutions.  To access each business' Perk details and promo codes, please log in and click on their link below.

“Staying in on chilly days” Perks

Armand’s Pizzeria: 2 For Tuesday: Buy one pizza, Get one free. 2nd piz...

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Leslye Whittman

Developmental Differences Resource Fair - Sat. Feb. 4th

Our NPN team is so proud to announce this first-time event - our Feb. 4th Developlental Differences Resource Fair.  We are working hard to provide Chicagoland families of children with developmental differences one-stop access to and information about schools, programs, service providers, therapeutic support & non-profits in the city.  This one-of-a-kind event is FREE and open to the public. Share this event and our flyer with your friends!

The term “Developmental Difference” is in...

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM by Leslye Whittman

Oct 15 School Fair - Must-Have Details

The Saturday, Oct. 15 Annual Preschool & Elementry School Fair is just days away!  Here are all of the details you need to prepare, arrive, and have a great school search experience.  


Read School Fair 101 for a helpful School Fair Q&A.

Create a Must-See list.  Review the list of exhibitors on our School Fair Event page (Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our list of 125 exhibitors)

Clean out your book shelves and bring a bag of ...

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM by Leslye Whittman

NPN School Fair 101 - Get Ready for Oct 15th!

School Fair season has arrived! Since the Oct. 15 School Fair is such an important event, we know there are many questions and anxieties.  We are here to help you get ready! 

The fair is set up in an expo with 120+ exhibitors.  Attendees can walk around and talk with representatives from public and private preschool and elementary schools, non-profits, and businesses with activities and services that cater to little ones. The exhibitor list is still growing so check back for updates!

Posted on September 08, 2011 at 12:00 PM by Leslye Whittman

School Fair VIP Access – Support NPN & Get Right In

The annual NPN Preschool & Elementary School Fair is quite an event with nearly 900 parents coming together to talk with 100+ public and private schools. It can be incredibly helpful and also overwhelming. Over the next few weeks, we will be telling you more about how to RSVP and what to expect. VIP Access is a great way to secure your spot and gain ultimate flexibility. Special Cubs bonus ends 9/9!

The Oct. 15th exhibitor list is filling up with great schools, enrichment programs,...

Posted on September 01, 2011 at 8:00 AM by Leslye Whittman