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NPN was created more than 40 years ago with working moms in mind. When you’re working two full-time jobs—mom and employee—your most precious resource is time, and NPN is here to help.

 

Searching for schools for your child and don’t have time to spend hours researching online? Our informative school search videos, Annual School Fair and School & Daycare Directory streamline the process. Have a question about work, kids, schools or anything else? Get quick answers from our parent community on our Discussion Forum.

 

And when you need reassurance or advice about juggling your two (or more!) jobs, our library of articles about the struggles and triumphs of working moms will help you feel less overwhelmed. Long way of saying: We got you, working moms.

Working mom hacks: Tips and tricks to make your life easier
Coffee alone won't cut it. Parents who work full time need a plan to get out of the house on time in the morning with everyone fed, dressed and backpacks packed—without tears. (No one would blame you ...
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3 things working moms shouldn't feel guilty about
Jill*  came to see me for therapy at the end of her maternity leave. She had never experienced anxiety before and was suddenly suffering from shortness of breath, racing heart, difficulty breathing an...
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How working moms can get involved with their child's school
As a mom of a rambunctious 3½-year-old girl and super-active 6-year-old boy and working full-time as a partner in family law, I’m often told that I “do it all.” The seemingly praiseworthy concept, whi...
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Discussions

Returning to office after 4 years. Wear to buy new work clothes??

Title says it. After four years at home it's time to return to the office.  But styles have changed and so has my body so nothing I have works anymore.  Where do women close to 50 buy professional clothes nowadays?  I thought about getting a personal stylist at Nordstrom but that's never worked out ...

FT Legal Assistant Job Opening - Family Law in Loop

Hey NPN members!  We're looking for candidates with legal assistance experience for a family law practice in the Loop. They have a full-time position open and the salary is based on experience (between $50K - $80K). If you're looking to go back to work or switch into a new law firm, this is a great ...

Disney World planning

Thinking of taking our kid (6.5 yo boy) to Disney World for the first (and probably last) time, and I'm at a loss for where to start. We don't want to see it all/try it all - a few good rides, some activities, etc. Where is a good place to stay (where the two adults on the trip don't want to die - n...

Mental health training to support my team

So I was at a meeting today where they announced a strategic plan for directors to undergo mental  health training and in turn they will use this training to support their team. A big Ughhh for me!  I work 3/4 FT in this role and my team is up to 25 people and growing. I already feel like I’m drowni...

Rooftop table at Aba? Has anyone done this?

I called to ask and I was told that the space is not enclosed, but that they use haters.  Does anyone have experience with this, and how cold will it be? ...


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