Posts from: February 2014

Spring into Fitness with 7 Upcoming Fit and Healthy Events!

Spring is around the corner and ok, admit it....those New Year's resolutions froze with Lake Michigan weeks ago. After 3 polar vortexes and just as many boxes of Thin Mints, we probably all need to break out of the house and get moving.  NOT TO WORRY! NPN has some GREAT Fit and Healthy Before and After Baby Classes that will not only bust you out of that cave you've been hiding in but get you moving enough to thaw those muscles. Here are the next five classes in the lineup:

Mom and Bab...

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 9:37 AM by Christa Reed

Perk! Save 50% on Healthy Children Conference + Expo

Produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Healthy Children Conference + Expo (March 8-9 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL) offers a fun-filled weekend of family education and entertainment. This one-of-a-kind event combines an in-depth education conference AND an interactive expo floor to get you up close and personal with the experts!


National-respected keynote and featured speakers:

Heidi Murkoff, Author:  What To Expect When Yo...

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM by Melanie Schlachter

Five Sleep Tips for Those Troublesome Tots

Let’s face it, it’s not easy being a toddler.  After all, they are busy acquiring language; they run, jump, and bounce boundlessly; and they make demands...lots of them!   Not surprisingly,  their batteries need recharging both day and night.  Through age five, most toddlers require 12-14 hours of sleep daily and usually nap until they are between 3 and 4 years old.  Even when they give up naps,  many 4 and 5 year olds benefit from quiet time during the day to recharge. 

Why so mu...

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 7:00 AM by Rebecca Kempton

Perks! Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark rates starting at $99.

Exclusively for NPN Members: Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark spring getaway savings with rates starting at $99.

Located on 1,300 rolling acres in scenic Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark is the only all-season, all suite destination of its kind in the Midwest.

The highlight of the resort is its 30,000 square foot indoor waterpark, Moose Mountain Falls. But the fun doesn’t stop there. With a climbing wall, petting zoo, horseback riding, spring skiing at ...

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 6:30 AM by Ellie Ander

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grow-Up City Fun (Feb 24 - Mar 2)

It's finally here! NPN's most highly-anticipated, kid-centric party of the year! Come and rock out with us Saturday morning at our Wake Up & Boogie Down 6th Annual Family Festival! This year the party is going to be better than ever with a rock-star line-up of performances, fun activites, amazing raffle prizes, and healthy and delicious snacks for all ages. Don't delay. Buy your tickets today!

Wondering what to do until Wake Up & Boogie Down gets here? Our NPN Calendar is ...

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 7:00 AM by Amy Johnson

Wake Up and Boogie Down with NPN!

Shake off your winter blues and warm up those dancing shoes! The best family-friendly party in town is just two weeks away!

Join us for the 6th Annual Wake Up and Boogie Down Family Festival at the Cubby Bear on March 1st. 

We'll have live musical performances from Bubbles Academy, School of Rock and Bollywood Groove. Tons of activities including rockin' makeovers, crafts, games, snacks and more!

And don't forget to stop by the interactive photo booth to capture the fun! 


Posted on February 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM by Christa Reed

Healthy Children Conference and Expo

The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting its first-ever Healthy Children Conference + Expo March 8 and 9, featuring experts from around the country discussing the latest developments in children’s health on topics ranging from breastfeeding to bullying. Parents, grandparents, caregivers and kids are invited to attend the event, which will combine entertainment and education relating to kids from infants to teens.

All presentations and activities are covered under an entrance fee o...

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Christa Reed

Lifting Tips for New Parents

New parents are overwhelmed: sleeping routines, breast feeding issues, constant visitors, check-ups, and all the other stuff they had going on before their new child was born.  It doesn’t take much to figure out why we see so many new parents show up in the clinic with aches, pains, and muscle strains.  With so much going on, it is easy to forget how to properly lift or hold something to avoid hurting your back.  The problem is usually not one particular instance of lifting something impro...

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Jason Jared

NPN Discount Perks! Curing Your Winter Blues!

NPN is pleased to pass forward fantastic Parent Perk discounts for your family. Enjoy these and more!

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Rosemont Theatre 3/14-3/17. Save $5 on all weekday shows with code MOM. More info.

Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks offers year-round delivery of Chicagoland's finest local and ...

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 6:10 AM by Ellie Ander

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grow-Up City Fun (Feb 17 - 23)

Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/o your kids? Our NPN Calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for families, grown-ups, shoppers, business owners, and parents needing a mental break.  See you around the city!!

FREE & Open to the Public:

- Tues., Feb. 18,  Developmental Differences Parent Support Group @ Belly Bum Boutique

- Tues., Feb. 18, Moms Over 35 Book Club @ Member's Home

- Thurs., Feb. 20, Moms in Business: Brunch ...

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 7:24 AM by Amy Johnson