Our recent NPN Moms in Business event was an eye opening combination of tips for how to decode food labels with Jasmine Jafferali and a delicious cooking demo with Elena Marre of The Kids' Table. A happy place where you and your littlest ones will get inspired to make and eat fantastically healthy meals. Thanks to Elena for sharing these MIB tested recipes - they are so easy, interactive, tasty, and ridiculously nutricious. Test them out with your family!
Snacks & Appetizers - mo...Posted on November 02, 2011 at 8:00 AM
The NPN Neighborhood groups are a great way to make new friends, find playdates for your little ones and discover new resources. Two amazing volunteers, Robin Brannigan and Diane Ben-Avraham, lead the Andersonville neighborhood group and plan fun get-togethers every month! Join them at one (or all) of their upcoming events in November! Take your pick from a playdate at the Swedish American Museum on Nov 10, Perpetual Motion bootcamp on Nov 12 or for a free Signing Time Class on Nov ...
Take advantage of this limited time exclusive offer for NPN members from Pump It Up! Hurry - offer ends Friday, November 4!
Book any 26 Child Party Package and receive the following for free:
5 - 14” One-Topping Pizzas
26 Mini Beach Balls
Bonus! Ten Visit Pop-In Play Pass as a gift to the Birthday child
Limited time offer. Expires Friday, November 4, 2011. Click for more info about this incredible offer!Posted on November 01, 2011 at 7:00 AM
Five tips to help your child ease into being cared for by someone else
1. Regularly share caretaking routines and playtime activities with other trusted people when you are there. Encourage others to hold and engage your child. Your child looks to you as his or her emotional barometer. Your tone of voice and body language will reinforce the idea that it’s OK to be in the arms of this relative or friend. Stay within sight so your child knows you are quickly available. Over time, you wil...Posted on October 31, 2011 at 6:00 AM
October is National Apple Month! At Purple Asparagus, our cars smell apple-licious as we cart Mutsu, Razor Russet, Scarlet O’Hara, and Lucky Jon’s apples to Chicago Public Schools all over Chicago.
Purple Asparagus is a non-profit that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. Our cornerstone program, Delicious Nutritious Adventures, teaches elementary school students starting with a tasting and ending with a cooking lesson - k...Posted on October 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM
We are thrilled to introduce Dr. Julia Rahn, child psychologist and founder of Flourish Studios to our NPN Blog community. As our children grow up, they come to us with anxieties, fears, and endless questions. Some are easy to solve with a kiss and a hug, while others leave us stumbling over our own words. Our "Ask Dr. Julia" blogs will give parents the tools and tips to navigate the bumpier waters. With that said, lets jump in with a really tough one.
What Is Death? One of severa...Posted on October 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM
NPN has partnered with the Chicago News Cooperative to help parents get answers to questions they have about Chicago schools. CNC education reporters will contribute posts about how CPS works and what's happening at the board of education. CNC will also weigh in about education topics and trends. 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. Preview: Chicago Public...
Our recent NPN Moms in Business event was a fantastic combination of these gettng organized with Sarah Nelson, of Less is More, along with a quick guide to the benefits of as little as a 5 minute workout - thanks to Orange Shoe Personal Fitness. Thank you to our NPN Moms in Business host Shannon Valko, owner of Little Beans Cafe for a great night. Please visit the Moms in Business page for upcoming events!
Work Smarter: Tips and Techniques for Efficiently Working from Home
Having...Posted on October 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM
You probably joined NPN when you were pregnant because you were looking for childcare options for your soon-to-be baby. You checked out Parent Universities and learned about cloth diapering and making your own baby food and then joined a New Moms Group and, voila!, you realized that NPN had more than paid for itself!
NPN’s New Moms Groups are a truly unique way to connect with other brand new moms - plus they are FREE to NPN members. Through the bonding over common concerns and expe...Posted on October 25, 2011 at 7:00 AM
Backpacks packed, hot lunches ordered and off to school and work we went. Now I was ready to focus on my work. Until the first germ was spread.
After a few weeks, sure enough we were hit with our first of many sick days. Without a nanny or babysitter as a backup, my work schedule was quickly interrupted.
After the warm weather killed all the flu bugs, we had another glitch in the schedule: school holidays and breaks. I had used all my PTO days to take care of my sick daughter. How ...Posted on October 24, 2011 at 6:00 AM