Author - Melanie Schlachter

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Melanie became involved with NPN shortly after the birth of her first child in 2007 as a member, a volunteer, and most recently a staff member. She is eternally grateful for the lasting friendships and support she received from her New Moms Group, and frequently relies on the invaluable tips and resources from NPN's Discussion Forum on topics ranging across the board. Melanie lives in Andersonville with her husband Christian, son Jack, daughter Clara, and dog Parker.

March Perk Picks - Wake Up & Boogie Down With These Family Deals

Even if you missed NPN's annual fundraiser event at The Cubby Bear this past weekend, you can still Wake Up & Boogie Down with these amazing deals for families, from our generous event sponsors. To access each business' Perk details and promo codes, please log in and click on their link below.


Wake Up & Boogie Down Perk Picks



Shay Feeney Photography - NPN Members choose between an 11x14 Print with your session or $25 towards a Digital Collection.

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Posted on March 09, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Melanie Schlachter

NPN's Upcoming Events

NPN is bustling with great events to try with or without the little ones. In case your email is exploding, here are a few you won't want to miss!


Join NPN's Dads group, and other parentes and children for Pizza & Play @ Purple Monkey - Bucktown's newest indoor play room! Relax, connect with other adults, and enjoy a some pizza as your children explore this whimsical on Friday, February 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Pleae RSVP to reserve your space.

We know financial planning, c...

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Melanie Schlachter

February NPN Perk Picks - Sweet Deals for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Roses are red, violets are blue, here my Parent Perk Picks, from NPN just for you! To access each business' Perk details and promo codes, please log in and click on their link below.

Valentine's Day Perks

Tipsy Cake - Stop in for an afternoon tea with your sweatheart. NPN members receive buy one afternoon tea, get one free. Must mention NPN when you call for your reservation. 

Chicago CPR - Protect the hearts of your loved ones. NPN members always receive...

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM by Melanie Schlachter

Perk Alert! Discounts on Special Events - While Supplies Last

Check out the deals on these fantastic events -  Girls Night Out on Feb. 29, NPN's Wake Up & Boogie Down Family Festival on Mar. 3, and Houdini Box performance on Feb. 11! These special offers are exclusive to NPN members and good while supplies last! Please log in to view full details of these discounts. 

Not yet a member? No worries, click here to join now.

Girls Night Out - Go Red for Women - Save $10 - Join Sassy Moms in the City, K-HITS, B96 and WBBM Newsradio to celebrate...

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM by Melanie Schlachter

Perk Alert! Happy Birthday to You

Check out these hot deals, perfect for birthday party entertainment, exclusively for NPN Members! Please log in to view full details of these discounts. 


Not yet a member? No worries, click here to join now.

BabbaCo - Give a unique gift that children aged 3 to 6 can really engage with: The BabbaBox – a new topic-based activity box for kids! Exclusive offer: NPN members get 30% off their first order! Code: NPN30 (annual purchases excluded). Learn more....

Enchanted Princ...

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM by Melanie Schlachter

Fresh from the Forum: Best Parenting Advice

NPN's discussion forums are chock-full of millions of posts on topics ranging from Pampers to preschool!

It goes without saying that our kids don't come with instruction manuals. However, recently one of our savvy members started a thread inquiring about the best parenting advice people have received in the last year.

From books recommendations such as Positive Discipline for the Preschooler and NurtureShock, to the age-old wisdom that "this too shall pass", our members chimed in w...

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Melanie Schlachter

Thanks for Celebrating & New Year's Deals!

Thank you to all of the families that came out to celebrate New Year's Eve (a day early!) with NPN! We had a blast kicking soccer balls, jumping, dancing, and counting down with balloon drops every hour!  Check out the fantastic photos from Julia Franzosa Photography and catch her New Year's Eve deal below!!

We have some special after-party deals to share - which are valid until Jan. 15*!


NPN's next big bash: 4th Annual Wake Up & Boogie Down Family Fest! Sat., Mar. 3, 9:30a...

Posted on January 06, 2012 at 11:00 AM by Melanie Schlachter

Fresh from the Forum: How to use this website

NPN's discussion forums are chock-full of millions of posts on topics ranging from easy recipes to interior decorating!

Recently, one of our members inquired how to use this website? What, with all the NPN acronyms, and strange terminology?!

We've compiled a list of the ones we run across frequently on the discussion forum. We hope this helps clarify, but please feel free to post any others we may have missed!


BYOB - bring your own bottle

BTW - by the way

DH...

Posted on January 05, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Melanie Schlachter

Give the Gift of NPN this Holiday Season!

NPN Gift Membership - Everything a City Parent Needs!


Love your NPN membership? Purchase gift memberships for friends, colleagues, and loved ones this holiday season! Give a new or expectant parent the gift of everything a city parent needs!

NPN makes the perfect present - a year of connection, support, and must-have information. Let NPN help with your last-minute holiday shopping!

NPN's Unique Benefits:


Access to our always active, unmatched discussion forum...

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 6:55 PM by Melanie Schlachter

Perk Alert! Surviving Winter

A winter chill is in the air, and we're bundling up with these hot deals - Exclusively for NPN members! Cash in on these great 'perks' to your NPN membership. Please log in to view full details of these discounts.


Not yet a member? No worries, click here to join now.

Head 2 Toe Mobile Spa - Just because it's Winter doesn't mean your beauty regimen needs to go into hibernation. Head 2 Toe Mobile Spa will bring the spa to you, and for a limited time, at a discounted rate. Save ...

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 2:13 PM by Melanie Schlachter