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Our parent members have tons of suggestions on things to do, including beautiful spots for a family bike ride and outings for those all-too-rare date nights. Find more tips and advice in the articles below, or search the discussion forum for up-to-the-minute recos. Looking to expand your parenting community? Check the calendar for NPN events that serve to enlighten or connect our members—and often both!

 

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Best Chicago playgrounds for the potty-training toddler
We’ve all been faced with the dilemma: How can we leave our house to go anywhere knowing that at any minute we will hear the dreaded statement of “I need to go to the bathroom!” when potty training ou...
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Show some love to these Chicago Black-owned businesses
Looking for a special gift or just a treat for yourself? Check out this list of Black-owned businesses in the city (many of which offer delivery or curbside pickup), where you can get everything from ...
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Family neighborhood guide to Sauganash
This is the first in a series of articles exploring family-friendly neighborhoods in Chicago. I’m a big planner. I like to be prepared, anticipate what’s coming next, and have a plan. So imagine ...
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Discussions

Any dealing with eczema on your scalp (not your baby's)?

I have developed what the doctor says is Seborrheic Dermatitis on my scalp and in my ears.  Nothing is getting rid of it, so wondering how others have dealt with it or if it could be a misdiagnosis. I'm going back to the derm in a week for more answers. Thx Anonymous poster hash: 2e4b3...2bb ...

Any fun ideas for 16th bday

Any restaurant recs that would be more lively for a gaggle of girls? ...

Summer Swim Camp

Hi,  I have a 4yr old and would like to find a swim camp for her this summer. I have looked at Goldfish, Foss, etc...but want to find a swim camp as opposed to weekly class.  I would appreciate any suggestions/recommendations.  Thanks! ...

Professional Face Painter Available in Chicago

Hi NPN Families! 💛🧡💖 Vicki Young is a Chicago-based Face Painter with 10+ years experience making kids happy! Clients include HallowFest at Botanic Garden, Tea with Mrs. Clause at The Peninsula, Disney's Christmas with Mickey at Macy's, birthday parties, block parties and more! If you are looking ...

Escape Room Birthday Party?

My daughter is about to turn 11 and asked about an escape room birthday party. Has anyone done a kid-friendly escape room in Chicago or have any ideas about venues that might work for a small-ish birthday party? TIA! ...


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I took my 4 year old to see The Nutcracker...here's how it went.

As a mom to a boisterous four-year-old girl, I am always looking for ways to entertain her and keep her busy. That's why I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to take my daughter, Clarke, to see The Nutcracker for the very first time this year. Clarke has been captivated recently with dance...

Hosting out-of-towners? Here's your cheatsheet.

During a week in July, my husband and I hosted his family for vacation. Spread between three houses (including ours), were 19 family members, ages 6–70 years old. With a small backyard and a basement only a teenager would love, we had to get out and about in the city. To help inspire anyone who...

Gardening with kids

Water, sunlight, soil. It’s what all plants need, and one of the first science facts that kids learn. So gardening is the perfect way to harness an interest in the environment and to cultivate future scientists. These steps offer suggestions that can be scaled to fit any size patch, from large outdo...

Family neighborhood guide to Andersonville

I moved to Andersonville shortly before my oldest child was born. My husband and I were previously living in a one-bedroom condo in Bucktown, and we knew we wanted to start a family. Andersonville was appealing because of the easy access to the lake and parks, quiet streets with lots of trees, histo...

Family neighborhood guide to Logan Square

When I bought my first home in Logan Square back in 2005, the neighborhood was more edgy than hip. I found an old fixer-upper I could afford, crowdsourced a roommate on Craigslist, and called it a day. I was 27, single, and could not tell you the name of the school down the street.  A decade la...

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