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What to expect when you’re expecting a Chicago baby

Preparing to give birth in the City of Big Shoulders? Get ready. In addition to a generally friendly Midwestern vibe from passers-by, there are a handful of little-known watch-outs and hacks that Chicago moms of yore have discovered along the way. For advice, we asked our Member Discussion Forum and social media channels to weigh in: What would you tell a first-time Chicago mom? Here’s what we learned.

Bundle up, but don’t buy a maternity coat
Given our long winter, chances are you’re...

Posted on September 15, 2019 at 10:43 PM by Lauren Viera

Register now for NPN's Annual Preschool and Elementary School Fair!

Registration for NPN's annual School Fair is now open!

Come to the *only* Chicago school fair that brings together 100+ preschools and elementary schools under one roof! Neighborhood Parents Network has everything you need to answer all of your school-search questions. It's a one-stop shop to help you prepare your kids for success in the early years and beyond.

This year's fair features...

Reps from preschools and elementary schools all over the city, ready to answer all your ...

Posted on August 07, 2019 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera

'Potty Training for All' Webinar Now Available!

Missed last week's live webinar, "Potty Training for All"? It's now available in our video archive!

Potty-training expert (and developmental and occupational therapist) Dr. Laura Mraz presented an hour's worth of clear and effective strategies for potty training your child.

Viewing is free for members. Visit npnparents.org/videos now!

 

 

 

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera

It's here: Introducing NPN's Buy/Sell Classifieds!

*CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST FEATURE: BUY/SELL CLASSIFIEDS! *

Just in time to motivate your back-to-school purge, NPN is rolling out another free member benefit: Buy/Sell Classifieds.

Now you can sell the baby gear, maternity clothes and other stuff that's been taking up space in your closet — and buy the things you need from other parent members — all in one place! 

Browse by category, from Beauty to Toys, and ask the seller questions right from the ad's description page. Selling is ju...

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera

More details on CPS's plan to deter abuse and assault

As many of us were finalizing plans for the 4th of July holiday, CPS announced the launch of a new Office of Student Protections and Title IX. This comes on the heels of its "Plan of Action" for sexual abuse and assault (read our original post here) which, presumably, was launched in response to the Chicago Tribune's early-June investigative story on sexual abuse and assault.

According to an official press release quoting CPS CEO Janice Jackson (pictured), the newly established Office ...

Posted on July 09, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera