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New Moms

Welcome to motherhood! It’s a joyful, challenging, sleep-deprived time, and NPN is here to help you through it. Looking for support? NPN's New Moms Group gives you the opportunity to meet weekly with moms who have babies around the same age. We meet every Wednesday from 12:15pm - 1:00pm over Zoom. Check our calendar to sign up for the next one! We encourage you to attend weekly, or as often as your schedule allows.

 

New moms can also watch videos on topics such as infant sleep and postpartum depression, and seek advice and support on our member discussion forum. Trying to find a nanny? Our Childcare Classifieds can connect you with a parent-recommended caregiver or a nanny share family. 

 

New! Check out our All About Baby directory to find a Chicago pediatrician, lactation consultants and childcare options.

Your newborn care questions, answered
As an expecting parent, you are rightfully overwhelmed with all that's ahead for you when your little one greets the world. This tiny creature will depend on you for everything, and you want to be pre...
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A tale of two postpartum experiences
A day or so after giving birth to my first baby, a terror set in — a realization that my life had forever changed. I felt like a stranger in the world, going through the motions of being a mom on the ...
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The perks of a pandemic baby
In June 2021, we visited friends in the suburbs for a “pandemic baby” party. With all adults vaccinated and the older kids wearing masks, we gathered outside to hug friends we hadn’t seen in 18 months...
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Discussions

Meal Delivery Service

Hi, I am looking for recommendations for meal delivery in the Chicago area. I am looking for ready-made meals that can be easily heated up during the week and do not require cooking. We currently order Eat Purely and love it, but are looking for more variety. Thanks! ...

Mothers' mental health

Hi there, I am a PhD candidate in clinical psychology conducting research on motherhood. If you have a baby between the ages of 0 to 12 months, you can participate and help us advance our knowledge of women’s mental health! Also, please consider sharing this study with others who can participat...

Fall Semester Music Together and Rhythm Kids Classes

Marsha's Music has opened registration for the fall semester. We are excited to be returning to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, as well as continuing to offer classes at Saint Paul and the Redeemer and online. If you register before August 1st, you can take advantage of discounted tuition rates. St...

Are you a first time mom of a baby 0-6 months old?

The July session of The Chicago New Moms Group starts Monday, July 25th at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  Due to the fact that babies cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19, all moms are required to provide proof of vaccination.  Register ...

New Parent Groups - Roscoe Villave

Hi! Does anyone know of or is anyone a part of a new parent group in the Roscoe Village neighborhood? We recently moved to the neighborhood with our 22 month old and are expecting our second child in January. We would really love to find some opportunities for play dates, etc. and a chance to meet o...


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