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 Exclusive Discount on Family Membership at the Adler Planetarium!

NPN Members had a blast at Adler Planetarium's NPN FREE Day last Saturday (2/28). If you missed it, there's still time to take advantage of Adler's Exclusive NPN Member discount on 1-year Adler Family Memberships, making them just $99!

Adler Family Membership includes benefits for two cardholders and all children in the household. Membership benefits include:

Unlimited free general admission and theater tickets

Invitations to exclusive member events and VIP access to new ...

Posted on March 03, 2015 at 6:57 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Exclusive Discount - $99 Swim Lessons from British Swim Schools

British Swim School specializes in teaching all children (babies, toddlers, kids, those with special abilities) and adults to swim. From survival-based lessons to stroke enhancement and team training, they've got something for you! Babies start as early as 3 months old. Swim lessons are a vital part of your child's development and lessons are taught throughout the year in heated indoor pools. British Swim School's caring and energetic staff will teach each child at their own ability level thr...

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:38 AM by Ellie Ander

Cookie Decorating & 15% off at Heritage Littles 2/13 Only!

Join Heritage Littles in Lincoln Park to celebrate Valentine's Day on February 13th. Bring your Teddy (or favorite cuddle) to come help decorate cookies (and eat them, too). It's the perfect Valentine date for you and your little one!

What: Teddy Bear Valentine Cookie Date

When: February 13th from 4-5 pm

Where: Heritage Littles, 2868 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

***Call 773.242.9008 to RSVP. NPN members will also receive 15% off any wooden toys purchased duri...

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 6:15 AM by Ellie Ander

Too good not to look: NPN Members Only Deals on Summer Camps & Indoor Activities

New NPN member-only discounts have been released! Thank you to NPN Partners MSI, Game On!, Chicago Children's Theatre, Family Picnic, Kidville Chicago, & British Swim School! And, click here, for even more!

The Museum of Science and Industry This February is the perfect time to escape the wintery weather and head indoors to experiment in fun at the Museum of Science and Industry where kids (ages 3-11) receive FREE MUSEUM ENTRY all month! Run in a human-sized hamster wheel. See ligh...

Posted on February 03, 2015 at 6:48 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Members Only Deals to Jump Start the Brand New Year!

New NPN Member Only Discounts are Here! From camp discounts to children's theatre, we're sure there's something for everyone!

Don't miss out, login for your member-only promo code and expiration date information. 

JCYS Summer Camp - Register your child(ren) for JCYS Big City Day Camp (K – 6th Grade) and/or Sunflower Camp (2 – 5 years old) in Lakeview! Discounts also available for all JCYS Summer Camps in Highland Park, Buffalo Grove and Ingleside. NPN Members save up to $250 off y...

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 6:52 AM by Ellie Ander

You Really Need That Date Night...

Winter break wasn't too long ago, and with the cold weather keeping everyone in the coop, a date night is needed away from our little darlings. Date Night Now — a new babysitting service by your friends at Sittercity — has arrived in your area! Date Night Now connects you with great neighborhood sitters who are guaranteed to be available every Friday and Saturday night. Get started now and you could have a date night as soon as this weekend!

Try Date Night Now by Sittercity and take $1...

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 6:12 AM by Ellie Ander

Discounts for you, from your friends at Neighborhood Parents Network!

Whether at home or at work, cozy up to these exclusive discounts brought to you by our wonderful NPN Discount Partners. Please login to your NPN account to gain full access to your NPN Member promo codes. 

Sarah Feezor, Realtor with Dream Town serves North Chicago neighborhoods and the North Shore. NPN Members receive $20 gift card from Building Blocks, Flirty Cupcakes, Gift Bar, or Little Beans Cafe during your complimentary 45-minute in-home consultation on preparing to sell your hom...

Posted on December 09, 2014 at 6:32 AM by Ellie Ander

Holiday Discounts Galore from NPN Business Partners - Part 1!

NPN Discount Partners are bringing you exclusive member-only discounts. Please login to your NPN account to gain full access to your NPN Member promo codes. 

Galter LifeCenter Massage  Galter LifeCenter is Chicago’s leading medical fitness center that offers a wide range of health and wellness services. Give yourself or someone you love the gift of massage this holiday season. Get a 1-hour massage with our licensed massage therapists for only $50 (usually $85)! Offer details.


Posted on December 02, 2014 at 6:04 AM by Ellie Ander

This Holiday Season, Think Milk & Cookies... and Bicycles!

We know that you're getting tons of emails with discounts galore, but here at NPN our business partners work hard to bring you local, exclusive NPN Member-only discounts. This Holiday season, a neat little shop in Lakeview called Heritage Littles is dolling out some warmth with milk & cookies... and custom bicycles & gear. NPN Members enjoy 15% off purchase of $100 or more at Heritage Littles! NPN Members login to NPN and click here for your exclusive code! Offer is good now throug...

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 6:26 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Discount! Kick it with Lil' Kickers!

Every Tuesday NPN publishes a fresh NPN members-only discount just for you! This NPN Discount is brought to you by our fantastic partner, Lil' Kickers. Read on, friends...

Lil’ Kickers Chicago is a child development program filled with creativity, high-energy coaches and loads of fun.

The offer: The $36 membership fee is FREE for NPN Members who register for weekday, winter session classes at our Chitown Futbol, West Loop Athletic Club and Menomonee Club/Drucker Center locations! New cu...

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 6:50 AM by Ellie Ander