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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

East bank club - questions

We are considering joining EBC, and have preschool/early elementary aged kids. I was hoping a current member could provide their perspective on some questions.  - does anyone use the CAC or youth activity centers with kids these ages? It won’t make sense for us to join if we can’t leave our kids t...

Hurricane Harbor Rockford vs Gurnee

Anyone been to Rockford-bigger/better? Is it a zoo? Looking for a fun waterpark spot 1 hr or less from home with teens ...

Raging Waves vs Hurricane Harbor

Any thoughts on Hurricane Harbor vs Raging Waves for a few 10-year-olds on a Saturday? I know it's going to be crowded either way, I'm hoping to find a place to park myself and then let them have the run of the place. Thanks. ...

Tourist activities downtown in rain?

Have a few hours to kill tomorrow afternoon downtown with a tourist and it is supposed to be raining. Any suggestions? Already done the art Institute. ...

Quick Question - Street Parking near Wrigley - Daytime

Do you need a zone sticker to park in the residential area around Wrigley for a DAY Game?   (I know that you need it for night games).   Thanks.    ...


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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...

How to create winter family traditions

“A season of shivers” is the prediction from the Old Farmer’s Almanac. In Chicago we’ve been bracing ourselves. These are some of the winter traditions that our family looks forward to, as we countdown to warmer times. 10. Bundle Up And Get Outside – What else can you do? Build a custom snowman a...

Family neighborhood guide to Old Irving Park

Three-bedroom new-ish house with a yard on a quiet street in a diverse area, within walking distance of a good CPS neighborhood school, close to an El stop, with parks and restaurants nearby.  These were our requirements when my husband and I were looking to move out of our cramped two-bedroom ...

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