Posts from: April 2013

Perks! Discounts to get Fit & Healthy

Let NPN help put a spring in your step with these discounts to keep you healthy. Please login to view 'the details.'          

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness is a unique, boutique-style fitness studio. Our client-centric approach allows us to create customized programs to fit your individual needs. NPN Members ONLY: 10 Presto Personal Training Sessions and 2 Right Fit Assessments for $349, value of $647. The details.

Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks makes it easy and convenient to eat...

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Ellie Ander

5 Playgrounds Picks & Features to Explore (no H2O)

Chicago - Are you ready to explore & play outside?  There is no better way to kick off spring than a "trip" to a new Chicago Playground.  NOTE: Depending on your child, the weather, and your mood - these playgrounds do NOT have a water features to fenagle.

5 Spring Play(ground) Picks - the perfect way to play(ground) out those rainy day blues!  

#1. Portage Park Playground (4100 N Long Ave. (Central and W. Irving Park))

Check out: Canoe structures, “Kids Only” clubhous...

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Mistie Lucht

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (Apr 29 - May 5)


Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/out your kids? Our NPN calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for kids and parents needing a mental break or extra fun.


FREE & Open to the Public:

- Thurs., May 2, NPN Silent Auction - Bidding Opens @ Online Auction

- Fri., May 3, Accelerating Imaginations: A Creative Dramatics Activity @ Kookaburra Play Cafe

- Sat., May 4, Northwestern Integrative Medici...

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 9:53 AM by Amy Johnson

Stay Creative This Spring

You've probably thought about cleaning out a closet or clearing out a junk drawer or two this Spring. Maybe you've even thought about a nutritional cleanse or another way to transform your body. What about all the old thoughts, visions, goals and images from the New Year that still hang in your head like cobwebs?

This clutter may be blocking your ability to unleash your creative spring spirit. Creativity is crucial for success in the real world. Why? Because there's seldom one right an...

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Nora Stewart

You're Invited! NPN's Biggest Shopping Event of 2013

Chicago’s Biggest Online Shopping Event is here for you and your friends!

Scope out all of the fantastic items you want to bid on and create your very own shopping list.  GET REGISTERED to make sure you are ready to shop when bidding opens May 2nd.

This year - BIDDING CLOSES Sunday May 5th at 9pm CST - only 4 days to save on this amazing list.

Auction Site:

Preview week: NOW! - Get registered to bid

Bidding: May 2-5 (bidding closes Sun...

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Alison Ray

National Infertility Awareness Week - Join the Movement!

Now that you’re a parent, it may be almost impossible to remember life before it revolved around your little one. But for the one in eight U.S. couples diagnosed with infertility, it’s a dream that can feel impossible to achieve. Consider your own group of friends - it’s almost guaranteed that at least one of them is, perhaps privately, struggling to have a baby.

April 21-27 is National Infertility Awareness Week. Since 1989, NIAW, in association with RESOLVE has not only been raising ...

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Kate Summers

Perks! Special NPN Discounts on Family Theater

Take your family on an unforgettable adventure: Stages, Sights & Sounds, presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival, offers visually stunning theater performances for all ages. We're bringing you 6 companies from around the globe to perform exciting, re-imagined versions of classic fairy tales.

NPN Members take 20% off your total ticket purchase with promo code NPN2013. Hurry! Offer expires Tuesday, April 30th. Take a journey with the following family-friendly shows:

Cloud Ma...

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 7:16 AM by Ellie Ander

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (Apr 22 - Apr 28)


Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/out your kids? Our NPN calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for kids and parents needing a mental break or extra fun.


FREE & Open to the Public:

- Wed., April 24, For Business Owners: Financial Security Session @ Flourish Studios

- Wed., April 24, An Evening of Pampering @ Coccon Care

- Thurs., April 25, Babies, Tots, n' More Consignment Event @ Daystar School

- Thu...

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Amy Johnson

The Real Dirt on Clean

Shaklee is offering a free Get Clean kit - enter here for a chance to win!

You know that healthy feeling you get after cleaning the house? Sorry to spoil it, but you may have just made your home dirtier. You wouldn’t let your kids play with toxic chemicals, so why would you let the baby crawl over a floor that’s just been wiped with them?

How dangerous?

More than 90% of poison exposures happen at home.

Chlorine bleach is the top household chemical involved in poisonin...

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Denise Gaskell

Safety Before Savings - A Spring Shopping Guide for Parents

Spring is here and you know what that means; warmer weather, spring cleaning, and… yard sales! Generally speaking, garage sales are a great place to get a good deal, but they are also a likely place to find dangerous, recalled products. That’s why Kids in Danger (KID) has developed a handy Yard Sale Safety Checklist that you can bring with you as you shop. The checklist is full of great advice, but here are our 3 favorite tips from the flyer:

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Posted on April 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Dev Gowda