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.

Give the gift of theatre this season

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents Prospero’s Storm at DePaul’s historic Merle Reskin Theatre., playing January 14 - February 20, 2016. Prospero's Storm is a vaudeville adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest that features puppets, singing, slapstick, and magic to weave an enchanting tale of fatherhood and forgiveness. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

NPN members pay just $5/ticket! Simply login to NPN and click HERE for your promo codes and all terms and...

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 4:21 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Member Discount to Le Tote; Your Unlimited Closet!

Always have something new to wear! That means, you, too, preggos! Le Tote is a subscription-based women's fashion rental service. For a flat monthly subscription of $49, or $59 per month for a maternity subscription, Le Tote sends you unlimited boxes of clothing for you to wear, enjoy and then return when you are ready. As soon as Le Tote receives the items, a new tote is sent your way! Each tote contains three pieces of apparel and two accessories, and Le Tote takes care of shipping both ...

Posted on December 08, 2015 at 6:49 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN's Fresh Discount from Sprig, Chicago's on-demand organic meal-delivery service

It's time for another really great NPN Member discount and this one is sure to quench that grumble in your belly. Sprig, Chicago's on-demand organic meal-delivery service, wants to give you $20 off your first order, enough for 2 meals! Existing customers take $5 off! Prices for meals range from $9–$13, and the delivery fee is just $1. Average delivery time is just 15 minutes! Simply login to NPN and click HERE for your NPN Member promo code and details.

Sprig, an on-demand organic meal...

Posted on December 02, 2015 at 6:39 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Exclusive Discount! An Entirely FREE Week at Kidville and More!

Your brand new NPN family member discount is here and it is awesome! But don't delay because redemption expires on December 1st!

Kidville is the premiere early childhood development and enrichment destination for families with young children. In addition to offering a wide range of developmental classes for newborns through six year olds, Kidville features an indoor playspace, world-class birthday party venue and planning services, and a Pre-School Alternative Program. Flexible Monthly...

Posted on November 24, 2015 at 6:45 AM by Ellie Ander

Brand new NPN discounts are here!

Every Tuesday NPN publishes brand new and exclusive member-only discounts as an awesome benefit to your membership. We've got some goodies below from massage to wills & trusts and just about everything in between. Please login to NPN to gain access to redemption details. Not a member? Join or renew today!

Lil' Kickers Chicago is a child development program filled with creativity, high-energy coaches and loads of fun. NPN members get FREE registration when you register for a winter ...

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 6:53 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Fresh Discount of the Week!

Sod Room is a unique and eco-friendly indoor playspace and resource center located in the South Loop. Sod Room offers a wide variety of classes and events for parents and children including music, storyART, infant massage, Baby Sign Language, foreign language and a weekly on-site lactation consultant. Let Sod Room help you host your next special event. Their parties are hassle free, green and fun!

NPN member-only exclusive offer: $50 off birthday parties taking place in November and De...

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 6:36 AM by Ellie Ander

My Gym's Exclusive Discount for NPN Members

NPN Special! SAVE $95 by registering now!

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 months through 9 years of age to develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. They run 50-minute parent participation classes for kids 3 years and under and hour long drop-off classes geared towards non-competitive gymnastics for kids 3 years and older.  Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while ...

Posted on November 03, 2015 at 6:59 AM by Ellie Ander

Skip the Store, Just Open the Door

Hey, busy parents! Have better things to do than go to the grocery store this weekend? Let Door to Door Organics deliver a box brimming with farm-fresh organic produce and curated natural, local groceries to your door each week. Shop online in minutes and say good-bye to parking-lot angst, checkout-line waits and junk-food siren calls. Even better: there’s no charge for delivery.

Boxes start at $26.99, but get $10 off your first order. Simply login to NPN and click HERE for your NPN me...

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 6:43 AM by Ellie Ander

Half-Off Tix for the Whole Family: Chicago Playworks Presents Esperanza Rising

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents Esperanza Rising, based on the best-selling book by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Esperanza loves fancy dresses, pretty dolls and birthday parties, but when tragedy hits her home in Mexico, she is forced to flee to the United States. Facing new challenges, Esperanza learns to take care of herself and her family. In the process, she discovers her own power to create a new home. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


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Posted on October 20, 2015 at 6:50 AM by Ellie Ander

Exclusive Discount on Lake Geneva Autumn Adventures

Frolicking good fun awaits at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, with rates starting as low as $119 and a food voucher!

Featuring 50,000 square feet of year-round, indoor/outdoor waterpark excitement, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark offers the Midwest's best four-season family adventure. You're never at a loss for fun with an arcade, family-friendly food and all your favorite fall activities through the end of October, including hay rides, pumpkin painting, hay mazes and more!


Posted on October 13, 2015 at 6:09 AM by Ellie Ander