Author - Amy Johnson

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Director of Volunteers for NPN, Amy became a member in 2006 shortly before her first son was born. Prior to working for NPN, she volunteered by co-chairing the West Town Club and hosting a New Moms Group. Amy is active in her school community and serves on her Local School Council. Amy loves raising her kids in the city and exploring Chicago with her family and friends. She especially loves working and playing with NPN's amazing network of families and volunteers.

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grow-Up City Fun (Feb 24 - Mar 2)

It's finally here! NPN's most highly-anticipated, kid-centric party of the year! Come and rock out with us Saturday morning at our Wake Up & Boogie Down 6th Annual Family Festival! This year the party is going to be better than ever with a rock-star line-up of performances, fun activites, amazing raffle prizes, and healthy and delicious snacks for all ages. Don't delay. Buy your tickets today!

Wondering what to do until Wake Up & Boogie Down gets here? Our NPN Calendar is ...

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grow-Up City Fun (Feb 17 - 23)

Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/o your kids? Our NPN Calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for families, grown-ups, shoppers, business owners, and parents needing a mental break.  See you around the city!!




FREE & Open to the Public:

- Tues., Feb. 18,  Developmental Differences Parent Support Group @ Belly Bum Boutique

- Tues., Feb. 18, Moms Over 35 Book Club @ Member's Home

- Thurs., Feb. 20, Moms in Business: Brunch ...

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 7:24 AM by Amy Johnson

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grow-Up City Fun (Feb 10 - 16)

Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/o your kids? Our NPN Calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for families, grown-ups, shoppers, business owners, and parents needing a mental break.  See you around the city!!




FREE & Open to the Public:

- Tues., Feb 11, Solving Infant Sleep @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (only 6 spots left!)

- Tues., Feb 11, Play Date @ The Land of Nod

- Tues, Feb 11, Roscoe Village Mom's Night Out! @ Fras...

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 12:45 PM by Amy Johnson

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grow-Up City Fun (Feb 3 - 9)

Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/o your kids? Our NPN Calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for families, grown-ups, shoppers, business owners, and parents needing a mental break.  See you around the city!!




FREE & Open to the Public:

- Tues., Feb 4, Storytime & Kids Show @ Austin/Irving Library

- Tues., Feb 4, Moms In Business - Babies & Business @ Purple Monkey Playroom

- Sat., Feb 8, Dramatic Adventures: An I...

Posted on February 03, 2014 at 6:00 AM by Amy Johnson

What to do this week in Chicago - Family & Grown-Up City Fun (Jan 27 - Feb 2)


Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/o your kids? Our NPN Calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for families, grown-ups, shoppers, business owners, and parents needing a mental break.  See you around the city!!




FREE & Open to the Public:

- Mon., Jan 27, Working Moms Group Casual Lunch at Catch & Carry @ Catch 35

DISCOUNTED ACCESS:

- Fri., Jan 31, Kids Movie Club Night Drop Off  (NPN Members only) @ Linco...

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grow-Up City Fun (Jan 20 - Jan 26)


Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/o your kids? Our NPN Calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for families, grown-ups, shoppers, business owners, and parents needing a mental break.  See you around the city!!




FREE & Open to the Public:

- Mon., Jan 20, Speech & Language Milestone Workshop @ Wonderland Activities Center

- Tues., Jan 21,  Moms Over 35 Book Club @ Member's Home

- Tues., Jan 21, Development...

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grow-Up City Fun (Jan 13 - Jan 19)

 


Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/o your kids? Our NPN Calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for families, grown-ups, shoppers, business owners, and parents needing a mental break.  See you around the city!!




FREE & Open to the Public:

- Tues., Jan 14, Free French Playdate @ Language Stars

- Tues., Jan 14,  Fit 4 Mom Fusion Class @ Windy City Fieldhouse

- Wed., Jan 15, Kindermusik Cuddle & Bounce...

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

Do it! Done in a Day Volunteering with NPN

As many of you know, Neighborhood Parents Network is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1980. Our mission is to connect a diverse community of families with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city. We have a membership of 6,000 active family members and we’re growing every day.

Our volunteer community is growing too! Our member volunteers help plan, coordinate, and implement several of our most popular events including our Pre New Year’s Eve Family Celebra...

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM by Amy Johnson

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (August 26 - September 1 )

 

Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/out your kids? Our NPN calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for kids and parents needing a mental break or extra fun.




 

FREE & Open to the Public:

 


- Mon. Aug 26, Playdate in the Park @ PFC Milton Olive Park

- Tues. Aug 27, Moms In Business - Lunch & Demystifying "Trademarks" @ P.S. Bangkok Restaurant

- Thurs. Aug 29, End of Summer Shopping Event @ vfish...

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

Strollers First 5K & Festival - Form a team!

Chicago & NPN Friends:

Did you know that NPN’s Strollers First 5K & Festival is Sunday Sep. 15th? That’s right! The Strollers First 5K & Festival is a beyond family-friendly race that includes a timed 5K run, 5K walk, all-ages kid’s dash, and a FREE family festival at Lakeshore East Park.  Lakeshore East Park is located east of Michigan Ave. and north of upper Randolph Street.  Runners and Walkers with strollers get to lead their own start times!  The family festival will r...

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson