Author - Cindy McCarthy

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on the go Chicago is a one-stop guide to the kid-sized version of Chicago. We research all the best events, activities, classes, shops and restaurants in and around Chicago, and then gather them into one super searchable site. As a member of on the go, you'll spend less time searching and more time actually enjoying the city with your family! NPN members save $10 when they join on the go.  Use code NPN12! Its a big city. We make it kid-sized.

And baby makes 4…how to adjust to being a family on the go with two in tow!

Since NPN was founded in 1980, Parent to Parent Newsletter has been a fun way for parents to share their advice on how to navigate parenting in Chicago.  Thanks to Cindy McCarthy, founder of, for this great article - here is a glimpse. Download the full NPN summer issue to read more! 

My hubby and I may have taken our own sweet time to have number one, but we didn’t waste any time having number two. We welcomed our second daughter less than 14 months after our fi...

Posted on July 06, 2011 at 8:44 PM by Cindy McCarthy

Moms in Business - A Night of eating, drinking, laughing, & networking

May 16th was the inaugural meeting of Neighborhood Parents Network’s newest group, Moms In Business.  The group was the brainchild of Katherine McHenry, owner of Building Block Toys (one of my favorite kid-sized businesses in Chicago).  She wanted to create a way for mommy entrepreneurs and other moms in business to share best practices, connect and support each other and explore ways to be more successful in business and at home.

The event was fun, filling and fruitful.  I enjoyed see...

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 4:02 PM by Cindy McCarthy