Parent University

NPN's Parent University Speaker Series brings you pertinent information on parenting and lifestyle issues. Each event will not only provide interaction with a professional on the topic of the day, but also a chance to connect with and learn from other parents. Parent University is one of the many ways NPN facilitates interaction among our member parents while providing you with educational resources. If you have an idea for a future speaker/session, please contact us at

An E-Ticket is required to attend all Parent University Speaker Series events - 1 adult per each E-ticket.

Next Event

  Zen Baby, Zen Mama: Infant Massage Class @ Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center
Location: Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM · Mar 21, 2019
Who: Members only - Children welcome
Parking: Free attached & heated garage. Turn on W. Willow St. and enter the first garage door on the left
Cost: Free
Coordinator: Kimberly Cambric

Stimulate your baby’s brain and body development through your nurturing touch with CPTWC's Certified Educator of Infant Massage. The deep emotional connection that you both form during the massage is one way your baby learns to enjoy the comfort provided by you and the security of loving and being loved.

You will learn…

  •  - Massage strokes that you can try at home on your baby’s feet and legs.
  •  - Relaxation techniques for yourself to strengthen your presence when you enjoy each other’s company


This event is best for parents and babies (one to seven months old) of all abilities and degrees of sensitivity to touch.

If you RSVP for this event after it has reached capacity, you will automatically be added to the wait list. If space opens up you will receive an email prior to the event confirming your registration.

    • March
    • 21
    • Thursday

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Meet the Co-Chairs

Didi Lewis Didi joined NPN in 2010 while researching school options for her son and seeking support from other working moms. When her daughter came along the following year, her fondness for NPN, its activity-packed event calendar, and its active discussion board grew. With a JD and certificate in Family Law from DePaul College of Law, her dedication to the local parent community in her downtown neighborhood, and her passion for advocating family life in the big city (she’s also a proud CPS grad), Didi happily joined the NPN staff in 2013. As School Choice, Programming and Outreach Manager, Didi is excited about helping Chicago parents learn about educational options within the city and discover all of the amazing benefits NPN has to offer for new and growing urban families. After spending her entire life as a north-sider, Didi now lives in the South Loop with her south-sider husband Rod and their city kids, RJ and Rio.

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