Local Sponsor Spotlight: Naperville Moms Network

by Melisa on April 15, 2016

The Naperville Moms Network (NMN) is a returning local sponsor for LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Chicago and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with owner Dr. Cathy Subber again this season.

NMN logo

I love the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” which is true in so many ways. It can be boiled all the way down to say “Moms need support” (which doesn’t sound as pretty when you say it, but so true nonetheless). When my boys, now 21 and 23, were little I had support in the form of the moms of my kids’ friends and the neighborhood moms who made up our subdivision babysitting co-op. If I needed anything specific it was a little harder to find.

In this technology age, it’s easier than ever to find your people (Melissa Haak and Hyacynth Worth read an essay “On Finding a Village” on that very thing in our very first show!). The Naperville Moms Network, with its 4000 local mom members, is a great one-stop shop for all of your village needs that you need to join if you’re in the western suburbs. NMN has a great Facebook presence, with multiple groups to join depending on your interests. Whether you’re looking for mom friends, business connections, GNOs, or family-friendly events, NMN has you covered.

Yesterday I attended the NMN Networking Luncheon, an event that happens on a monthly basis. It was an inspiring afternoon, meeting so many local moms who were excited to talk about their businesses. I was there to promote the show, but I decided that even after LTYM season is over, I’ll be going back. Making connections with a bunch of friendly women over pizza is pretty fantastic, and it’s good practice on my own elevator pitch as well as listening to the elevator pitches of others and learning about local businesses that, in many cases, I had no idea even existed.

At the luncheon, Dr. Cathy got up to speak and inspired the room. I can’t say enough about her; I’ve known her for a few years now and the creativity, go-get-em spirit, and pride for Naperville and moms is electrifying. What she has done with NMN is amazing.

Dr. Cathy Subber NMN

Dr. Cathy has come up with all kinds of ways to get moms (and often, families!) together, and past events have included bunco nights, back-To-School BBQs, seminars, story hours, evenings out that include dancing or crafts, cookie exchanges, and more. There’s something for everyone!

Upcoming NMN events include:
NMN Karaoke Night Out, April 30
NMN Kids’ Event at Pro Martial Arts, May 7
NMN May Networking Lunch, May 19

If you’re in the western suburbs, you should definitely become a member of NMN. (One-third of the NMN membership is from the communities surrounding Naperville!) It’s totally free and you can do it right now by clicking HERE.

Thanks again to Dr. Cathy and NMN for being such a strong supporter of what we’re doing at LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Chicago! We appreciate it so much!

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