Author - Ellie Ander

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Ellie first became involved with NPN as a parent member in 2009 with the birth of her son, finding comfort in a New Moms Group. More than six years later her son and four-year-old daughter are certainly giving her a run for the money! And congratulations to the Ander family on the birth of number three! They welcomed another boy in June of 2015. Ellie enjoys family-time most of all, but never looses her connection with the grownup world via work, play and date nights with her husband. Ellie and her family can often be found strollering around and goofing off at local parks and restaurants.

Save on estate planning through 10/31 |

Have you been putting off getting your estate plan in place? Now's the time! Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley is extending a 15% off estate planning services. Now through 10/31/16 take an additional $50 off your Will-based plan and $100 off your Trust-based plan. NPN members, click here for information on how to redeem this offer.

Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley focuses on helping parents plan for the future with a comprehensive and customized estate plan, accomplishing the im...

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 7:31 AM by Ellie Ander

Jump start the school year with healthy lunches |

Pak’d makes school lunches healthy and convenient by delivering fresh, custom lunches for your kids directly to your door. Pak’d uses the highest quality ingredients you would buy yourself. Have a picky eater or dietary restrictions? Not a problem! Each lunch can be customized to meet your child’s tastes!

NPN members can try one week of Pak'd FREE! This is a $32.50 value! Simply login to NPN and click here to retrieve your NPN member promo code!



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Posted on August 30, 2016 at 6:36 AM by Ellie Ander

Back-to-school child care at a steep discount! |

Find your after-school sitter, carpool helper, or part-time or full-time nanny with UrbanSitter, an easy-to-use app and website where you’ll find Chicago’s most trusted babysitters and nannies.

NPN members who join UrbanSitter for free receive a $50* credit AND one month of membership to use toward your first booking anytime before September 30! Simply login to NPN and click HERE to get started!

The most powerful sitter & nanny search
UrbanSitter is smartly connected to your lo...

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 6:15 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN exclusive offer to Fitness Formula Clubs! |

Established in 1984, Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) owns and operates upscale, mid- and large-size multi-use health, sports, fitness and spa centers in the Chicago area. The company also provides corporate wellness programs, health and nutrition education, the healthy lifestyle CONNECTIONS magazine, signature group exercise programs, and numerous individual and group training initiatives.

Each Chicagoland location is dedicated to supporting the local community and is equipped with state-of-th...

Posted on August 09, 2016 at 6:07 AM by Ellie Ander

Join award-winning music classes this fall! |

Part of being a kid in Chicago is rocking out with the warm, colorful, upbeat Electric Neil Firstenleit a.k.a Mr. Singer. Electric Neil leads the wildly popular bi-weekly sing-alongs at Lincoln Park Zoo, and now city kids can jam with him in a whole new way at his own musical funHaus: LeitHaus Studios Chicago! These group music lessons introduce kids to the essentials and get them excited about expressing themselves through music-making.

LeitHaus group music classes are 45-minute classes f...

Posted on August 02, 2016 at 6:02 AM by Ellie Ander

Fall session savings at Lil' Kickers Chicago |

Whether your child is new to soccer or already has developed a love for the game, the progressive nature of the Lil' Kickers program offers a place for children at every level. 

Lil' Kickers classes are available to children ages 18 months to 9 years. The Lil' Kickers curriculum was developed using renowned child development theory, so classes are tailored to specific ages and abilities, and can accommodate most children. 

NPN members get FREE registration ($36 value) when you register ...

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 6:19 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Exclusive: Wee Care Preschool registration offer! |

For over 30 years, Wee Care Preschool has served happy families within the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Providing an infant program and a traditional preschool program for children ages 3 months – 6 years, this family-owned and -operated school is small enough that individual needs are met and goals for your family achieved.

Enhancing the everyday curriculum, Wee Care Preschool includes enrichment programs such as drama, dance, pee wee sports and nutrition, music and foreign la...

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 6:11 AM by Ellie Ander

Change your life and the lives of others! |

Whether you are a 5K runner or triathlete, when you join Team Special Olympics Chicago for some of the most exciting races in Chicago, you'll get support all along the way.

Special Olympics would be honored to have you on its team to fundraise for this important cause. Your efforts will make a lasting difference to 6,000+ Chicago athletes. 

The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in 22 Olympic-type sports for children and adults wit...

Posted on June 07, 2016 at 6:11 AM by Ellie Ander

Lil' Kickers Summer Session Discount |

Soccer and sunshine is the summer you've been waiting for! Whether your child is new to soccer or has already developed a love for the game, the progressive nature of the Lil Kickers program offers a place for children at every level. Ages 18 mos & up.

Lil' Kickers is passing forward two generous discounts for NPN Members only! 1) FREE registration ($36 value) when you register at an outdoor location this summer session. 2)15% off any Lil' Kickers birthday party package! NPN Members pl...

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 12:30 PM by Ellie Ander

Over 50% Off Kidville Triple Play + Camp Sale |

Kidville is a one-stop family destination offering creative classes and birthday parties for kids, a pre-school alternative program, camps, and a state-of-the-art indoor playspace.

Kidville's developmental classes for children 0-6 years old inspire endless hours of excitement and adventure. Choose from classes in Gym, Music, Art, Dance, Enrichment, and more. Taught by Kidville’s team of play professionals, Kidville’s programs help growing minds and bodies develop physically, cognitively, s...

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 6:20 AM by Ellie Ander