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.

Great Weekend Getaway Idea + 15% Off Your Stay & More at Timber Ridge!

NPN Members! Stay at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, see Thomas & Friends™: A Holiday Adventure and enjoy full waterpark access for 15% off!

Splash into your holiday getaway with an extended live performance of Thomas & Friends™: A Holiday Adventure, full waterpark access and 15% off an overnight stay at Timber Ridge. Don’t forget to check out all the other exciting Christmas activities at the resort, illuminated in the magical glow of 2 million lights.

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Posted on November 11, 2014 at 7:26 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN discounts on indoor activities for our active ones!

Little Beans Cafe is a family cafe and imaginative playspace for kids located in Lincoln Park. We offer drop-in open play, classes, events, camps, parties and more. Our second location in Evanston, IL will open January 2015 (0-12 years). NPN Members take 50% off a Yearly Membership to Little Beans Cafe. Membership benefits and purchase details, click here.

The Law Offices of Cindy K. Campbell Have you set up a Will or a Trust yet? NPN members receive 15% off of estate planning services...

Posted on November 04, 2014 at 7:23 AM by Ellie Ander

Chicago Children's Theatre's autism-friendly performance of "Leo Lionni’s Frederick"

Chicago Children's Theatre's autism-friendly performance of "Leo Lionni’s Frederick" is November 8th at 6pm! NPN Members can purchase tickets for just $15/ticket. NPN Members please be sure you're logged into your NPN account and click here for more details about the show as well as your Member-only promo code.

Chicago Children's Theatre presents "Leo Lionni's Frederick": While other mice are gathering food for the winter, Frederick daydreams the summer away. When dreary weather c...

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 6:24 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Exclusive Discount to the Adler Planetarium!

3-2-1…Blast off!  Get ready for the ultimate planetary play date. The Adler's permanent exhibition, Planet Explorers, allows families with young children to take the helm in this modern-day space adventure. Children will enter a world where they can play and learn what it takes to be part of a mission to outer space. Through play, children become scientists, astronauts and space explorers. Imagine studying the Moon from your backyard with your own telescope. Be a mission control specialist...

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 6:52 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Discount! $15 tix to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious visions that have only existed in your imagination and now materialize before your eyes: the Unico...

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 6:29 AM by Ellie Ander

Perks! Newbie or Expecting? These are discounts just for you!

Meez Meals makes it easy to cook delicious dinners from scratch.  They deliver all the ingredients for healthy, delicious dinners prepped and ready to cook. No commitment. No membership. Just the magic of a home cooked meal. Special offer: Try a meal, absolutely free. Offer info.

Law Office of Jennifer Guimond-Quigley: Don’t forget about establishing or updating your estate plan to provide for your new addition. NPN Members already get 15% off estate planning services. Take an addition...

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 6:17 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Discounts! Door to Door Organics Grocery Delivery

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 with code NPNCHI1415H1.

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Posted on October 09, 2014 at 6:52 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN Discount! $15 tix to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS

Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious visions that have only existed in your imagination and now materialize before your eyes: the Unico...

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 6:25 AM by Ellie Ander

Smart Love Toddler Explorations: Buy one class at $30 and get the second class FREE!

Come join the fun at Toddler Explorations at The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool (parents and toddlers 12-36 months), specially designed with your child’s development in mind. These 75-minute classes offer special together time while your toddler freely explores in an engaging learning environment. Smart Love has created a unique program that combines creative arts, motor play, and interactive music. Highly trained and knowledgeable teachers add to the positive experience. Strengt...

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 6:11 AM by Ellie Ander

Get Your Work Done Without the Kids Distracting You! 15% Off Childcare + Coworking

Are you an entrepreneur or overwhelmed parent desperate for a couple of hours on the weekends to get work done without the kids distracting you? Instead of plugging in the movie in the morning, come to Free Range Office for Working Parents Weekends (WPW)! Free Range now offers childcare + coworking. Two time blocks every Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am - 11:30am & 11:30am – 1:30pm. We provide supervised play and plenty of fun activities for children ages six months to six years, includin...

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 7:30 AM by Ellie Ander