NPN connects families in neighborhoods across Chicago. Get inspired to check out a new part of the city or discover something fabulous just around the corner. This stop: Andersonville with Robin - All aboard! And then explore our other NPN Neighborhoods
After living in Wrigleyville for 6 years, I moved to Maryland for love. My husband and I moved back to Chicago about 5 years ago settling in Andersonville. When living in Wrigleyville, I thought any thing north of Irving Park was ...Posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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Urban Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Let Urban Family Chiropractic help get your body and soul aligned. Improve aches, pains, anxieties, and overall body function. NPN members pay just $2...
Thank you to everyone who submitted their awesome NPN City Kid (& Baby) Photos! We received so many awesome photos - it was not an easy decision. Each one reminds us how awesome Chicago is and how much cooler our little urban dwellers make it.
Please visit our NPN Facebook page to check out more of our favorites. Vote and help us pick the winning NPN City Kid photo before 9/5! The winner will be published in our winter issue of NPN Parent to Parent. The perfect keapsake for any NPN...Posted on August 29, 2011 at 8:00 AM
NPN has partnered with the Chicago News Cooperative to help parents get answers to questions they have about Chicago schools. If you have a question you'd like to see addressed, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. CNC is our eyes and ears at the CPS Board of Education Meetings.
RECAP: Chicago Public Schools Aug. 24, 2011, Board of Education Meeting:
The property tax hike and the continued back-and-forth with the union over a longer day have dominated CPS news as of lat...Posted on August 27, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Are you looking for a fun, healthy day trip that’s cost-effective, child-friendly and yields enjoyment for weeks to follow? Consider picking your own produce. Here are some tips for planning your trip.
1. Decide when you are going and what you would like to pick. Unlike shopping in the grocery store— where we have the illusion that most fruits and vegetables are available year-round—most u-pick crops have a short window for picking. In general, strawberries are available in June; b...
The weeks leading up the first day of school are filled with excitement and anticipation. This is the perfect time to lay the groundwork for an orderly, clutter-free school year. Here are some organizing tips and products that will help get you there:
Use a Family Calendar
A centrally placed calendar is essential for keeping your whole family organized and getting your children involved in the planning process. The larger the better, so there is enough space to include everyo...Posted on August 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Imagine a class full of children swearing that they hate vegetables. Not hard to envision, right? Come back in an hour and watch them swarm the teacher’s desk for any leftovers from their veggie tasting. Believe that? I’ve witnessed this transformation on hundreds of occasions while teaching with Purple Asaparagus in the Chicago Public Schools.
Purple Asparagus educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. Delicious Nutritious Adven...Posted on August 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM
NPN connects families in neighborhoods across Chicago. Get inspired to check out a new part of the city or discover something fabulous just around the corner. This stop: Beverly with Katrina - All aboard! And then explore our other NPN Neighborhoods
My husband and I moved to Beverly in 2005, a year before our first child was born. We wanted a yard and good schools, and we wanted them for a good price. As a former Northsider, I had always thought that anything south of Hyde Park was...Posted on August 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Leaving home again... Another two-week stint away, making it four of the last seven weeks that I have been out of town for work. It’s tough to be away for that long…for me, my wife, my kids, our household. How many families in Chicago battle the same thing?
For the past five years, travel has been a big part of my job. But this summer has been worse than usual. I probably spend a total of two to three months a year on the road.
What has been interesting and depressing at times is t...Posted on August 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM
As children experience new activities and places, parents may notice an increase in their child’s anxiety or difficulty separating from a parent. Separation anxiety is a normal part of a child’s emotional development that helps a child distinguish between safe and non-safe environments. Peak times for separation anxiety are around eight to 10 months and again at 18 months.
Here are some tips to help ease times of transition:
1. As children learn to identify and manage their e...Posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM