The 411 on Nanny Shares- Managing the Relationships

The 411 on Nanny Shares- Will it work for your family?

Special Three Part Series from Sarah Davis, Olive.You.Nanny

(Check out Part 1 on finding a partner family in case you missed it!)

Part 2 of 3: Managing the Relationships

Woohoo! You’ve found a great family to share with. Now, your nanny will have FOUR bosses?? How do you manage this?

It can already be intimidating to have a husband and wife combo to work for…then, add in another set of parents and things can get do...

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:00 AM by Jessica Minahan

The 411 on Nanny Shares- Finding the Perfect Family

The 411 on Nanny Shares- Will it work for your family?

Special Three Part Series from Sarah Davis, Olive.You.Nanny

Part 1 of 3:  First things first…How do you find a family to nanny share with?

No question, it is a pretty intimidating process to search for a nanny.  But, finding a family to nanny share with can also be tricky.  There are a lot of things to keep in mind as you look for both the perfect family and nanny to share your child with. Where do you even start??


Posted on June 22, 2011 at 8:05 AM by Jessica Minahan

June 23 CPS Board of Ed Meeting from CNC

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 state funding issues and trends in education. If you have a question you'd like to see addressed, please send it to CNC is our eyes and ears at the CPS Board of Education Meetings.


Posted on June 22, 2011 at 7:39 AM by Crystal Yednak

6/21 Perk Alert! Discounts on Personal Training

Today is the official start of summer - hooray! Shape up with Orange Shoe Personal Fitness!

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness is offering a 15% to discount on ANY personal training package, which can amount to over $100 saved every month! Our aim is to encourage more parents to make fitness a priority for themselves and their families. Whether it's running around the playground, teaching your kids how to swim, or simply setting a good example for your family, getting to and maintaining a he...

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 4:18 PM by Ellie Ander

My Neighborhood - Family Fun in Bucktown

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: Bucktown with Carly - All aboard! And then explore our other NPN Neighborhoods.

Bucktown is my neighborhood and my daughters and I love to check out different playgrounds and play spaces, plus grab grub at some kid-friendly spots on the way. 

Each year at this time, when all my neighbors are emerging from their w...

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Chicago KIDS Day- the BEST FEST for families!

There are no shortage of festivals for Chicago families to enjoy during the summer. But, did you know there is only ONE fest totally dedicated to kids and their health and wellness? NPN was proud to partner with Total Balance Chiropractic and the Lake View YMCA to present this year’s Chicago KIDS Day on Sat. May 21st.  Chicago KIDS Day brought together over 700 people and raised more than $7,000 to support NPN and the Lake View YMCA!

Check out amazing pictures from the event from Angel...

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM by Jay Annadurai

Want your kids to eat their veggies – try gardening!

Recently, I had a very unexpected moment – my 4 year old got excited about herbs and veggies – a fantasy few parents experience in a lifetime.  Normally, I can expect her to eat a few raw carrots and sometimes even a small portion of steamed veggies.  At home, we have lots of discussions about the “just one bite rule” or the “just shove it down bite” to make sure she tries new foods.  Occasionally, I sneak in a puree – but by this age, I think I’m at the point where my big girl should start t...

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 12:17 PM by Sarah Cobb

My Neighborhood - Family Fun in Lakeview East

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: East Lakeview with Beth - All aboard:

Lakeview East is bursting with fun things to do and, as the median age of our residents gets a bit older, everything around here gets more kid- and family-friendly!

My daughter loves riding her bike around the neighborhood and she’s already made some new friends at a few stop...

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM by Beth Cohen-Dorfman

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