Posts from: December 2014

Top 4 Holiday Safety Tips from Chicago CPR!

The holidays bring friends and family together in a magical way.  But the holidays also come with increased safety hazards, such as poisoning and choking. A little extra attention can go a long way in preventing emergencies.  Chicago CPR offers 4 simple steps to keep kids safe this holiday season: 


1.  Choose your holiday decorations wisely. Small ornaments and tinsel are choking hazards for young children and pets. Anything that you can fit through the opening of a standard toil...

Posted on December 08, 2014 at 8:00 AM by kim wilschek

Finding the Right Child Care Center

As a parent/guardian your number one goal is to protect and enrich your child. We’re constantly tasked with ways of enhancing that experience, and for those of us with the Internet at our fingertips – we know there is endless amounts of contradictory information.

Let’s get one thing straight, there’s no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to any part of your parenting experience. You always have to make decisions about what’s best for your family and meets your needs. However, th...

Posted on December 05, 2014 at 7:30 AM by Jackie Kardesh

Top 5 Stocking Stuffers/Hanukkah gifts of 2014!

The holidays are upon us and we know you probably haven't even begun to think about those smaller gifts for Hanukkah or for your kiddo's stocking. No worries, we've done all the reserach and have five amazing gifts that'll cost you next to nothing. 


1. Don't deny it. Your kids aren't over Frozen yet. Check out these Frozen Bling Necklaces. 

2. Have yourself a Nano Christmas with this Holiday HEXBUG Nano. This limited edition Nano sports a pair of antlers and pulls Santa's ...

Posted on December 04, 2014 at 6:26 PM by Katherine McHenry

Cabin Fever Busters: Homemade Playdough

My kids, who are 5.5 and almost 8 will still play quietly (and sometimes even collaboratively)  with play dough for hours on end.  We have a bin full of cookie cutters, rolling pins, old silverware and other accessories.

As a former kindergarten teacher, I’ve tried ALL KINDS of homemade play doughs and found THIS to be THE recipe you want.  Something about the cooked recipes makes them last longer—and I mean longer.  Properly sealed, this dough can last you for months.  I also highly r...

Posted on December 03, 2014 at 7:00 AM by Beth Cohen Dorfman

Holiday Discounts Galore from NPN Business Partners - Part 1!

NPN Discount Partners are bringing you exclusive member-only discounts. Please login to your NPN account to gain full access to your NPN Member promo codes. 

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Posted on December 02, 2014 at 6:04 AM by Ellie Ander