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.

Fresh from the Forum: Lunch Box Ideas

NPN's discussion forums are chock-full of millions of posts on topics ranging from behavior challenges to snack ideas!

School is back in full swing, and many parents are looking for something other than peanut butter sandwiches to pack in their kids' lunches every day.

Recently one of our discussion board users was seeking some creative lunch options. Our members posted some fun and healthy lunch box ideas, including:


Pizzas with whole wheat pitas from Trad...

Posted on October 04, 2011 at 10:17 AM by Melanie Schlachter

Fresh from the Forum: Free Chicago Activities

NPN's discussion forums are chock-full of millions of posts on topics ranging from apple picking to temper tantrums!

Recently one of our members compiled a list of free Chicago activites by day. The following is just a sampling of the many free and fun activities offered throughout the city of Chicago. Check out the full list on the discussion board! Post your own favorites if you don't see them listed!


10:00am - 12:00pm Family Preschool Program @ Garfield Park Cons...

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 6:40 AM by Melanie Schlachter