Important whooping cough update from Chicago Department of Public Health

Whooping cough (pertussis) is spreading in some of Chicago's North Side neighborhoods. We want to make sure everyone follows some basic tips to help ensure the health and safety of the community. 

What is whooping cough? 
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis.

Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. 

After cough fits, someone with...

Posted on March 07, 2019 at 3:43 PM

NPN members receive 10 free flex credits from Pearachute

*PARENT PERK BY PEARACHUTE*

Try something new with your little ones!

With Pearachute, you and your family will get access to the best kids art classes, music, swim, dance and more! Drop into hundreds of the best locations near you including Bubbles Academy, British Swim School, Music with Mr. Dave, Chicago Children's Theatre, Fairytale Ballet, My Gym, Little Beans, Explore & Much More, Kid's Table, Easel Art Studio, Stomp & Shout and so much more!

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Posted on February 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Preventing furniture tip-overs in your home

Furniture and TV tip-over incidents are most likely to be deadly when a child is involved. A child dies every 10 days from a TV or furniture tip-over. In the U.S. there is an estimated annual average of 15,600 injuries that are associated with tip-overs. Most accidents happen when a child climbs on the furniture in order to reach a higher drawer or an object on top. Children ages 2-5 are at a higher risk for these incidents. These facts and figures illuminate the tragic stories of Camden,...

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 7:00 AM by Dev Gowda

Black history is American history

“Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

Does that quote sound familiar to you? If you don’t remember those words, they were spoken by our current president two years ago during Black History Month. The clip went viral because Trump used present tense to compliment the famous abolitionist, which suggested that he thought Frederick Douglass was still alive. Unfortunately, for the president, Douglass has b...

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM by Keisha Mathew

NPN members receive free coffee coupons and (2) to-go mugs so you can keep up with the kids!

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A Lake Genevacation falls somewhere between a staycation and a vacation, because it’s closer to home, yet feels days away. Minus the pricey flights and lost luggage, a spring break trip to the newly redesigned Ridge Hotel offers a splashy indoor pool with sauna and steam rooms, discounted Lake Geneva activities for the kids, Wine Down Wednesdays for you, and weekly dining specials for everyone.

Even better, from March 17 – April 21, 2019, pack in ou...

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM

In the spirit of love: showing gratitude to your partner

I might pride myself on saying thank you and being thoughtful, but like many of us I probably don't show enough gratitude to the person who does the most for me: my partner. So in the spirit of love and committing to show my appreciation more, I enlisted my husband's input on ideas:

Send something to work

A no-brainer way to show gratitude is to add chocolate or a little something to a work bag. But organizing something to be delivered takes this one step further. While flowers are ...

Posted on February 14, 2019 at 7:00 AM by Fiona Royer

NPN members get 15% off of flat-fee estate planning services at Law Office of Nicole M. Soltanzadeh

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Has creating a will or a trust been on your list of to-dos? Let the Law Office of Nicole M. Soltanzadeh help you accomplish your goals and create a plan that meets your specific family needs.

Nicole regularly helps clients with wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, in addition to conducting estate administration and advising clients in real estate transactions. As a busy attorney and a mother of two children, Nicole understa...

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 7:00 AM

A parents' simple guide to braces

*SPONSORED POST BY WICKER PARK ORTHODONTICS*

“Well, it looks like my child got my in-laws' teeth. What are our options for helping my child get a beautiful smile?”

It’s February and that means it National Children’s Dental Health Awareness month. This month, the American Dental Association (ADA) holds a month-long national dental health observance. Its goal is to bring together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good ...

Posted on February 07, 2019 at 7:00 AM by Paul Wine

Related Midwest offers 5% off net rent or 2.5% off luxury condominium purchase

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Introducing One Bennett Park, Chicago’s preeminent private address located in Streeterville. One Bennett Park offers gracious one, two, three and four bedroom residences, including penthouses, set on a 1.7 acre park. Interiors feature exceptional views of the lake and city, plank flooring throughout, custom cabinetry and high-performance appliances including Sub-Zero and Bosch. The building features spectacular amenities for the entire family including...

Posted on February 05, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members get 15% off an evening with Julie King at Bennett Day

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What do you do with a little kid who…won’t brush her teeth…screams in his car seat…pinches the baby...runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized by common challenges and conflicts, bestselling author, Julie King, joins us to discuss essential communication strategies for parents, caregivers, and educators.

You will leave feeling empowered to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with your child(ren) 2-7 years old. These strategies will help littl...

Posted on January 29, 2019 at 7:00 AM