Category: All About NPN

Confessions of a Sloth Mom

Call me Sloth Mom.

Tiger Momdom requires energy  I'd rather devote to celebrity magazines and fruitless attempts to vanquish my mommy tummy. However, like most parents I hope to raise a "successful child" who will be a shining example of my great choices.  I just don't want to threaten to behead our son's Transformer figures if he doesn't study hard and pursuit worthy goals.

Consequently, I was thrilled when Nurturing Wisdom volunteered to present a program on "Developing Persisten...

Posted on October 23, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Story Time Extravaganza - Read for the Record

Story times are the perfect way to enjoy an hour with your little ones!  I am so excited to be a reader at Building Blocks Toy Stores' story time week in honor of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record!  We hope to see you one day next week at a Building Blocks in Wicker Park (2130 W. Division) – please pledge to read and join millions of other concerned parents.

Building Blocks will donate $15 to Jumpstart on behalf of each child our local leader reads to at the events.  Thank you to Katherine M...

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM by Sarah Cobb

Out & About with NPN - August Events

Play, Connect and Learn with NPN!  One look at our August calendar and you will see tons of great events all around the city for you and your family or just for you.   Go to My Account to manage your mailing list preferences so you receive all the information and emails you need.  


Aug 2:  Meet-up with neighborhood groups at the Tropicana OJ Express@ LP Zoo

Aug 13: NW Side Playdate @ Peterson Park Playground

Aug 19:  You and Number 2 @ Little Beans Cafe

Aug 20:  Hi...

Posted on August 05, 2011 at 11:00 AM by Amy Johnson

NPN Parent Review: Cirque du Soleil OVO

Special Giveaway just for NPN: We have 2 pairs of tickets to share with our NPN parents for the Wednesday Aug. 17th 8pm show.  Just email by Friday July 29th and tell us why you are excited to see OVO with (or without) your little ones.  Winners will notified via email.  NOTE: Winning tickets are non-refundable and no exchanges.


I've seen many Cirque du Soleil shows over the years, and I never considered them to be "family...

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 2:26 PM by Sue Zeiler

Need a Playgroup for #2-why not hijack one?

When my daughter, Evie, was born in the winter of 2006, I quickly realized how isolating it can be to have a baby.  Add to that the fact that she was a spitter-upper, a loud crier AND it was a freezing cold February and I thought I was going to lose my mind!  Thank goodness for my NPN New Moms Group.  Meeting other women who were going through similar changes, challenges and successes saved me in many ways.  These women were integral to my survival for Evie’s first year and I love that I s...

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 3:13 PM by Beth Cohen-Dorfman

Great July Events Around the City with NPN

One look at our July calendar and you will see tons of great events all around the city for you and your family or just for you.   Go to My Account to manage your mailing list preferences so you receive all the information and emails you need.   Our events fill up fast and when you subscribe to a mailing list, you’ll be the first to receive event announcements.  

Just for New Moms, Expectant Parents and Second-time Parents:

July 13:  Bring your Baby to the Movie@ Showplace ICON The...

Posted on July 04, 2011 at 11:09 AM by Amy Johnson

Summer News for Expectant & New Parents

Baby on the way or brand new mom? Turn to NPN for the resources you need to get a handle on some serious changes heading your way. Happy 4th of July from all of us!

Sassy Moms Get Fit - use code NPNPerk for $10 off VIP tickets to these Sassy Moms in the City events with fitness guru & new mom Sara Haley (ltd. tickets available):

Fit & Healthy Moms-to-Be (7/12) - Pregnant and ready to take fitness to the next level

Sassy Moms Get Fit (7/14) - Tackle those last 5 po...

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Check NPN For Great Kid-Parent Things To Do

If you live in Lincoln Square, Northcetner, Ravenswood, Rosoe Village, or Lakeview, you'll want to check out the micro-focused on-line journals, Center Square Journal and Roscoe View Journal. Stay in the know about your local communities and learn about everything from things to do around town to local politics. NPN recently had the opportunity to post these journals about great stuff to do the month of June.

Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago’s 5,500 families know first-hand that...

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM by Ellie Ander

Summer Parent to Parent Newsletter is Here!

Now that summer has arrived with a bang, it’s time to take advantage of all our city has to offer. From produce picking to day trips, from urban hikes to adjusting to a new routine, parents just like you have ideas and thoughts to share in the new issue of Parent to Parent. Download to read more. (May take 1-2 minutes to complete.)

In this issue:

Cruise Out of Town—new ideas for family-friendly day trips

Apps for Kids of All Ages—one dad's tips for keeping kids entertained thi...

Posted on June 09, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Did you know: How to use "My Account" to maximize your membership

Did you know NPN is a non-profit that started in 1980 as a way to help new moms come together and get support from experienced city parents.  Today, we are not just about moms, but about dads, too. Our NPN's Dads Group is ready for summer and working on some great events.  Stop by these get-togethers with your little ones!

And speaking of groups, at NPN there is literally something for every parent whether you're looking for support on the discussion forum, a local neighborhood group t...

Posted on June 08, 2011 at 4:03 PM by Ellie Ander