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.

NPN member discounts for grown-ups! |

Every week NPN receives new and relevant discounts that fit your busy parenting life-style! As a NPN member, you have full access to these discounts. So, are you searching? Check out the brand new discounts below, then login and search 100's more!

K Grace Childcare: K Grace Childcare specializes in part-time, flexible, sporadic babysitting for Chicago families.One free single babysitting placement, a $40 value. Discount promo code & details.

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Posted on May 17, 2016 at 6:23 AM by Ellie Ander

Discount on swim lessons at British Swim School |

Is your family water safe?

May is National Water Safety Month, and British Swim School would like all families to be water safe. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under five years of age in the U.S.: 70% of all preschoolers who drown are in the care of one or both parents at the time, and 33% occur at the home of friends, neighbors or relatives. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer a telephone. And still 58% of parents do not consider drowning to be ...

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM by Ellie Ander

Move for the Kids Registration Closes 5/11 |

Online registration for this year’s May 15th Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run, presented by C.H. Robinson, closes this Wednesday, May 11 so register today! Help make an impact and move for the 173,000 patients treated each year by registering today. Moving for the patients at Lurie Children’s shows your support to help provide all children healthier and brighter futures.

Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run began in 2005 and is Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago's annual signat...

Posted on May 05, 2016 at 6:00 AM by Ellie Ander

Save 15% on any Language Stars program!

Language Stars programs provide an opportunity for increased language exposure through a variety of fun and engaging activities. Whether this is your first introduction to foreign language or you are an experienced linguist, the play-based interactions in a full-immersion environment will allow your child to build their foreign language the way a native speaker does.

Parents and Tots Classes (Ages 1-3 years)
Learn along with your child in the Parents & Tots program! Your child, along ...

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

NPN exclusive discount on summer camp for girls |

Inspire STEAM! Summer Camp, brought to you by Inspire Girls Academy, is an engaging day camp for girls ages 4 to 6 years old! Each day is dedicated to fun-filled real world exploration that opens girls eyes to the world around them. Each week girls will explore a theme highlighted by science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) with a culminating project. Our curriculum will provide literacy, motor, social, and self-regulation skills through play, art, yoga, and more.


Posted on April 12, 2016 at 9:55 AM by Ellie Ander

Perk discounts! Waterparks and more! |

Spring break is soon upon us, and there's still time to make some pretty "suite" plans. 

Your adventure starts with a splash at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. As an NPN member, you'll enjoy an exclusive 30% discount on your stay, which comes complete with a deluxe suite and complimentary waterpark passes! Simply login to NPN and click here for your NPN Member promo code! Valid April 4 – June 23, 2016. Restrictions apply.

Your first stop is Moose Mountain F...

Posted on April 07, 2016 at 6:39 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN discount on hundreds of kids' classes |

Funful is a new kind of kids' membership. It grants kids unlimited access to hundreds of classes and activities at the best studios in Chicago.

Give your little ones the opportunity to try three different activities such as swim, art, dance, music and open play with Funful! Just a few of Funful's amazing partners: Pow Kids, British Swim School. Tula Yoga, Unicoi Studios, Marsha's Music, SD Studios, Pump It UP and so many more!


Try Funful with this NPN exclusive discount: Pick...

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 6:12 AM by Ellie Ander

Spring Break at the local waterpark |

Spring break starts with a splash at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterparkge in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The kiddos will have plenty of energy to burn as soon as that bell rings, so slide on over to Timber Ridge for a suite adventure. NPN Members get 30% off!

Your first stop is Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark, which clocks in at 30,000 square feet and features twisty turny waterslides, a lazy river, hot tub, activity pool, and "Tiny Timbers" play area. Next, take your skills to the arcade t...

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 6:08 AM by Ellie Ander

Discount on swim lessons + win 35 weeks FREE |

British Swim School is thrilled to be celebrating 35 life-saving years! Join the celebration by entering to be one of three families to win 35 weeks of FREE lessons. Click HERE to enter your details and submit. Share the contest to gain more entries!

British Swim School was started in 1981 in the basement pool of a Victorian house in Manchester, England, by Olympic hopeful Rita Goldberg. Today, British Swim School operates in over 100 schools in three countries and teaches thousands of...

Posted on March 17, 2016 at 6:24 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN perk discount on theatre summer camp |

Spend the summer "acting-out" with Summer Camp Chicago Children's Theatre!  Summer Camp Chicago Children's Theatre gives children an opportunity to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life. Led by a staff of professional Chicago theater artists, campers create an original musical production they present for family and friends on the last day of camp. During their week at camp, performers can write a script, compose original music, design and build scenery, and create th...

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM by Ellie Ander