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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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Trip ideas and strategies for a fun family vacation

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Best Chicago playgrounds for the potty-training toddler
These are the best Chicago playgrounds for kids who are new to potty training. With fieldhouses nearby, your kids won't have accidents!
Show some love to these Chicago Black-owned businesses
Discover restaurants, salons, boutiques, bakeries, gyms and more Black-owned businesses in Chicago.
Family neighborhood guide to Sauganash
Our family has absolutely fallen in love with Sauganash for so many reasons. Here are just a few.


Halloween Plans

Will Halloween back to normal this year? Is anyone planning parties? Trying to plan ahead and think about what makes sense.     Anonymous poster hash: 2c870...462 ...

City trick or treat this year?

What’s your best guess for trick or treat times on the north side this year? After dark or earlier because it is Sunday? Anonymous poster hash: 0156c...768 ...

Best Open House Chicago sites?

I see it is open house Chicago weekend this weekend and have always wanted to take it vantage of it but never been organized enough to do it. Any suggestions for which are really worthwhile to visit? ...

Most convenient used toy donation?

So my already full of toys house is now busting and I’m about to throw out a ton - I prepared kids for this and they are totally on board.  Is there a convenient (ideally a bin or anything else wher...

Bike for 7YO

What bike does your seven year old girl have? What size? 20 inch? 24 inch? I am trying to find a new bike for my daughter and am hitting a wall. I’d like a one speed that will last for a few years and...

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