Posts from: January 2021

This is how to travel with young kids during a pandemic

It’s not really ever easy to fly with kids. But the reward of getting to your final destination for a family vacay and creating amazing memories makes it all worth it. Right?? That’s what I tried to remind myself when my husband surprised me with a family trip to San Diego for my birthday. During the midst of a global pandemic.

Part of me was so excited to go somewhere, to have an adventure with our family, to get out of the normal day-to-day routine. The other part of me was panicked....

Posted on January 28, 2021 at 10:23 AM by Liza Balistreri Cahill

NPN members get $1,500 closing cost credit

*PARENT PERK BY BUSBY GROUP*

Busby Group is a top 1% Chicago residential real estate team, working with Chicagoans to buy and sell throughout the city and burbs. We understand the stress of buying or selling with children firsthand: Julie Busby is a mother of two and an NPN Board Member. Our concierge level of service includes stress-free assistance in getting your home ready for the market as well as access to school-related resources during your property search and discounted rates ...

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 7:00 AM

NPN members get 15% any spring 2021 class at Porchlight Music Theatre

*PARENT PERK BY PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE*

Calling all music theatre loving singers, dancers, and writers! Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre offers Broadway Basics (ages 7-10), Music Theatre Bootcamp (ages 11-13), or Advanced Music Theatre Performance (ages 14-17) for the musical loving kid with in-person and virtual options.  

Classes focus on social emotional learning, confidence-building, and technical skills in the arts. All classes end in the performance of an original mus...

Posted on January 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM

NPN members get 20% off first payment at CodeWizardsHQ

*PARENT PERK BY CODEWIZARDSHQ*

 

Online coding classes taught live by a practicing coding professional. Attend from home! No driving. Structured and developmental curriculum. Students can learn Python, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Scratch, Java and more. Beginner friendly to advanced skill levels welcome.
Once a course begins, every student at any level enjoys the same benefits: 

Interactive Live Classes
Structured and Comprehensive Curriculum
Video Recordings/Slides of Every C...

Posted on January 12, 2021 at 3:26 PM

NPN members get free registration + 2 free weeks at Everbrook Academy

*PARENT PERK BY EVERBROOK ACADEMY*

Everbrook Academy Lincoln Park supports 21st century leaners and their families. It starts by following CDC guidance for a healthy, safe environment. And we keep you connected with WatchMeGrow, live streaming video of your child’s classroom; plus regular updates with our brightwheel mobile app.

Here, STEAM brings the world into every classroom, through hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math, as we prepare childre...

Posted on January 05, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Raising a Black autistic boy in America

As the doctor held up our firstborn, the feeling of joy and overwhelming love was quickly followed by a heavy pit in our stomachs. My husband and I looked at each other and without words, we both had the same feelings and thoughts: While we were so happy, we also knew that raising a Black boy in America is a daunting task. Fast-forward two years and the words, “We recommend your child receive the diagnosis of Autism,” shattered our world. All of a sudden, we now had to raise a Black autis...

Posted on January 04, 2021 at 12:46 PM by Tareema Jean-Baptiste