Last giveaway for February- 3 month gym membership!

How’s that workout resolution going? If you need a boost, enter our giveaway for a 3 MONTH MEMBERSHIP to Flourtown’s Planet Fitness! This membership is good at ALL Planet Fitness franchise locations!  Giveaway will run all week… you can enter once yourself and up to ten extra entries for referring our FB page to a […]

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guerilla art for kids
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  I admit. I love street art. It’s illegal, I know. But a positive message here and there chalked on a sidewalk won’t hurt anybody, right? I now have accomplices for bringing little cheerful surprises to unaware Northwest Philly neighbors. My kids and I are on a mission this early side of spring to bring […]

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FREE ice skating at philly’s rinks!
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  It’s February. Its 50 degrees outside – temperatures Philadelphia has enjoyed for several weeks now. Daffodils and snowdrops are budding, Spring is definitely on the way.  But, we can still ice skate. That’s right, the Department of  Parks & Recreation operates five ice rinks throughout the city, all which have public skating sessions that are free […]

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Please Touch Museum giveaway!
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Congrats to Amber Meade,  winner of our Little Treehouse giveaway!  Our new giveaway is for four tickets to the AMAZING Please Touch Museum.  I can’t say enough how incredibly lucky we are to live in a city with such a fabulous children’s museum.  My children have enjoyed so many of the exhibits, activities and events. […]

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ICEdot protects your family
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  As parents, we take many preventive measures to ensure the safety of our children. We hope that most of these we will never have to use, but when bad events occur, we are happy we have taken careful steps! ICEdot (In Case of Emergency) is a new emergency identification and notification service that Chris […]

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Give-away: Little Treehouse Membership!
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Valentine’s Day may be over, but we’re still spreading the love. We’ll be doing give-aways for the next few weeks here at GAP.  First up, is a sweet deal from The Little Treehouse.  This one-month membership package (free to the winner) is valued at $80 and includes a whole host of benefits: One 45 minute […]

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showing all kinds of love through children’s books
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Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about chocolate overload or mylar balloons or Hallmark’s version of what true love is. Classic children’s books celebrating love are wonderful, but there is more than enough love to go around.  Here’s a list of five books to share with children that present a wider perspective of what love […]

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Destination: Germantown!
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Destination Germantown by Elizabette Andrade In the first two parts of our series, we travelled back in time. Allowed nostalgia to take its course. Got inspired, I hope, with tigers, magic carpet ride adventures and even an early visit from Santa. So you’re probably wondering, what’s next in Freedom’s Backyard? Let’s fast-forward to what’s happening […]

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