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Local   Native Trees Tour Morris Arboretum Saturday, June 7th 11am This Saturday morning tour Morris Arboretum and get to know your local trees. Bask in the shade of the Dogwood and the American Holly. Free, with Admission       Germantown Flea Grumblethorpe Saturday, June 7th 10am-4pm Browse, shop […]

schools putting the play back in k

putting the play back in k

One of the most recent viral stories revolves around a letter from a principal in Elwood, New York to parents of kindergarten children.   In the letter, the principal, along with the school’s four kindergarten teachers, announce their decision to cancel the annual kindergarten show.  The reason?  More time to […]

Social Good giving tuesday: ten philadelphia non-profits to consider

giving tuesday: ten philadelphia non-profits to consider

After a day of giving thanks and then four days of shopping madness, the first Tuesday in December challenges us to give instead of buy. 2013 marks the second annual Giving Tuesday, a movement towards a national day of giving.  http://givingtuesday.org   This roundup offers ideas for ten Philadelphia-based non-profits […]

parenting what style of parenting is most effective for black boys?

what style of parenting is most effective for black boys?

  Building upon the buzz surrounding their documentary, American Promise, Joe Brewster and Michele Stevenson asked Mt. Airy author Hilary Beard to help them research and co-author a companion book. That book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life, was the focus of Beard’s talk last Tuesday […]

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where to ring in the 4th?  chestnut hill, germantown, or downtown?

where to ring in the 4th? chestnut hill, germantown, or downtown?

When Philadelphians celebrate the Fourth of July, we go big! Here are some great options for families looking to celebrate in or around Northwest Philly, or for those who plan to head downtown for even larger celebrations:   Fun and games at the Water Tower This year marks the 98th […]

pastorius park concert series… starts tonight!

pastorius park concert series… starts tonight!

  Pastorius Park is located in Chestnut Hill at the corner of Millman Street and Hartwell Lane.  Concerts begin at 7:30pm.  Great spot to bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs and kids!  Lots of great music and dancing to be had while the kids run around the pond and search […]

#YesAllWomen hits chestnut hill

#YesAllWomen hits chestnut hill

After the immensely tragic shootings in Isla Vista, CA and the misogynistic video rantings of the alleged shooter, the hashtag #YesAllWomen quickly blanketed the interwebs. The hashtag and subsequent movement call out acts of violence and aggression to which women are subjected simply because they’re female. While #YesAllWomen is filled […]

local entrepreneur gives natural urban play a new twist

local entrepreneur gives natural urban play a new twist

While out to dinner one night, Rhode Island School of Design grad student Christina Kazakia recounted favorite childhood memories with her friends.  The common theme among those memories?  Outdoor play. For her thesis project, Kazakia focused her research on outdoor play.  She eventually honed in on the ways children play […]

weekend family fun

weekend family fun

Local   Native Trees Tour Morris Arboretum Saturday, June 7th 11am This Saturday morning tour Morris Arboretum and get to know your local trees. Bask in the shade of the Dogwood and the American Holly. Free, with Admission       Germantown Flea Grumblethorpe Saturday, June 7th 10am-4pm Browse, shop […]

how we almost drowned last summer

how we almost drowned last summer

  How we almost drowned last summer…   Summer is a glorious time for outdoor enjoyment.  We love us some summer in our family.  And while I’m a pretty staunch safety Mama, I’m always trying to be as free-range a Mama as I can be.  With summer comes so many […]

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gorgeous weather and lotsa weekend fun!

  PHILADELPHIA   Saturday, May 31st & Sunday, June 1st, 11:00-8:00pm Collegiate Rugby Championship    The premier college rugby tournament in the country.  Over 20 of the top college team compete in 44 matches.  Winner receives the Pete Dawkins trophy and players include future Olympians.   PPL Park 1 Stadium […]

free (or almost free) philly camps!

free (or almost free) philly camps!

  Finding camp opportunities for your soon-to-be-sprung student doesn’t have to break the bank.  There are several free or low cost programs throughout the city designed to open doors and allow kids to build new skills while they meet kids from all around the city.   Rowing Camp:  Run by […]

yes.  and no.

yes. and no.

One of my favorite books is a book by Judy Logan called Teaching Stories.  In it, she recounts her work teaching adolescents with collaboration, grace, and patience. I remember reading it before I became a parent and being particularly drawn to the chapter where she decides to “say yes whenever […]

beyond the books: more weekend ideas

beyond the books: more weekend ideas

Downtown   ANTBOY Philadelphia Film Society Saturday, May 17th 10-11:30am Saturday Day Morning Special and Screening of Antboy, a pre-teen bitten by a special ant and transforms into a superhero. $9 adults $1 kids 12 and under http://filmadelphia.org/events/smsantboy/   Art in the Open Philadelphia Schuykill Banks Saturday, May 17th-Sunday, May […]