Posts from: April 2014

LAST DAY! FREE Chicago Athletic Club Membership with a New or Renewed NPN membership!

NPN is still the place to go for everything baby, kid, family, and parent-related! But this time, besides a year of NPN's unique membership benefits, we have an extra bonus for you!

Join NPN or renew your membership between April 1 - April 30 and receive a 1-month family membership valid in any Chicago Athletic Club location!

1 Month All Access CAC Family Membership includes up to 2 adults and children and must be redeemed by 7/15/14 (new CAC members only, valid at any Chicago Athl...

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 7:30 AM by Christa Reed

Perks! Discounts on Summer - Camps, Activities and Gear!

Get ready for summer with these NPN Perks discounts on camps, gear and activities!

Compass Creative Dramatics offers quirky, engaging theatre programming designed to provide arts enrichment and cultivate personal growth. Register by 5/15 and take $100 off Wizard of Oz Summer Theatre Camp (1st-12th grade) or $10 off reg. for Preschool Camp for (ages 3-5). The codes...

Mabel's Labels knows about keeping track of camp gear. Their durable labels are dishwasher, microwave and laundry sa...

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 6:26 AM by Ellie Ander

Listen to Your Mother!

Living in the Chicagoland area, I often feel extremely blessed to have such a diverse selection of cultural and artistic events consistently available to me and my family. When my husband and I lived away from this area for only 9 months, I was shocked to discover that it is NOT the norm in small towns to be able to find an assortment of entertainment at a moment’s notice! Hence, the “9 months.”

It is with extreme honor that I am now a part of the theatrical force that Chicago possesse...

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 7:50 AM by Tracey Becker

Extra! Extra! Parent to Parent is HERE!

Have you received the new, expanded Parent to Parent newsletter? Each issue we're bringing you what is important to parents, including schools, child care, fun activities and more! This awesome resource is written by NPN Members for parents just like you.

Must-Have Parent to Parent News!

Download the new issue and get advice from NPN parents and partners on:

CPS: The Parent Perspective on Getting Involved

Family Travel Doesn't Have to Be That Stressful


Posted on April 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Christa Reed

Being an Andersonville Mom...

When my husband and I bought our condo seven years ago, kids were the furthest thing from our minds.  Now with 2 year old twins we are finding that there are so many family-friendly reasons that our neighborhood rocks.  When I was asked to write a blog about why I like being a mom in Andersonville it didn’t take me long to create a list.  Chicago is a great place to raise a family and each neighborhood has something unique to offer families.  Here are the family-friendly discoveries I have...

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Dana Wurzburger

Perks! 15% Off Tickets for Stages, Sights & Sounds

Stages, Sights & Sounds is Chicago’s only international children’s theater festival. Stages, Sights & Sounds brims with possibilities, offering lively theatrical and hands-on experiences for every age. You can see performers from faraway countries and also discover Chicago gems. You can find inspiration in stories classic and new told through puppetry, theater, words, and pictures. This year they are celebrating their 15th year of presenting fresh, original performances from around...

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:43 AM by Ellie Ander

NPN's Online Silent Auction Guide to Bidding

The Biggest NPN Shopping Event of the year is open for PREVIEW!  Bidding opens May 1st and closes at 9pm CST on Sunday, May 4th.

Once you've had a chance see our nearly $100,000 in goodies for Chicago families, make sure to place YOUR maximum bids online!  We know how crazy life can get - set your max bid and rest easy.  You can stop back in and visit "your items" or check your email notification to make sure you are still in the lead.

How To Bid:

Go to: http://www.biddingf...

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM by Colleen Pellissier

Make a Deal to Be Safe this Spring Season

As the season turns towards warmer weather, families will traditionally store away their winter gear and re-organize with some old-fashioned spring cleaning. These clean-ups typically mean spring is also yard sale season, an excellent time to find great prices on interesting items. However, we here at KID want to remind you not to bargain with product safety, and keep an eye out for dangerous, recalled products. Use our handy Yard Sale Safety Checklist as you prepare to buy or sell, and he...

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Dev Gowda

Perk Tuesday! A New School In Town!

Songbird Academy is a developmentally focused early childhood education center nestled between Lakeview’s Southport Corridor and The Belmont “L” station. Our Boutique location offers five small classrooms servicing ages 3 Months to five years.

Join us on April 26th 8AM-12PM for our toddler open house. Register your 2 year old at our open house and we will waive the enrollment fee & 1st weeks tuition! RSVP to Amy, or call 224-475-1675.

Our toddler op...

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 6:05 AM by Ellie Ander

Shop, Discover, Save! NPN Silent Auction


NPN’s Online Silent Auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Over 400 fantastic items for the whole family! We have so many exciting and new things this year....Cubs tickets, strollers, spa packages, tons of kids classes, adult lessons, and SO MUCH MORE.....

Here are a few of my favorite things:

Speed and red light cameras have you down? We've got you covered with legal services from James A. Shapiro for traffic ticket representation (he can even...

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM by Colleen Pellissier