nourish them with back to school lunches!
off to kindergarten: a lesson in geography
It’s that time of the year again. Time to shift gears. Time to detox from beaches, pools and warm weather and morph into 180 days of time management, academics and routine. Getting ready for school is about more than pencils, backpacks and clothing. Its about… the LUNCHBAG and what goes in it. Kids can feel […]
trains, smurfs, and tomatoes top our weekend picks
My youngest (of four) goes off to school next week. The day I truly thought would never come is flying at us at warp speed. I have let the older three go off reluctantly, the separation buffered only by the little ones wrapped around my legs, keeping me company. But now there are no […]
a poem for gabby goes viral
Friday Night: Go watch The Smurfs outside at Miles Park in Germantown Avenue. The movie starts at dusk/9pm, bring your own seating. Or take the kids over to the Wyck Farm Market to feast on some end of the summer goodies: fresh off the vine tomatoes, summer squash and more! Saturday and Sunday: The storybooks meet […]
mess fest, folk fest & ghostbusters this weekend!
Check out this link where college student Jasmine Walters shares her thoughts on the controversy about Gabby Douglass’ hair. Her poetry is as poingnant and challenging It’s definitely worth a look/listen. Please share your thoughts after watching.
food, concert, movies, treehouses and bugs this weekend
There is still PLENTY of summer left, with lots of great activities for the family: Mess Fess at the Franklin Institute, Saturday & Sunday August 18th – 19th, 12:00-4:00pm Get ready to get really mess at the Franklin Mess Fest in the Bartol Atrium and on the Front Steps! The Mess Fest promises the best in […]
on summer rituals and mindful parenting
Where will you be this Saturday? At the Wyck House in Germantown, we hope! In July of this year, Wyck House launched its first in a series of Second Saturday Festivals. Second Saturday Festivals present the best of Wyck’s programming in history, horticulture, urban agriculture, and conservation. The design of Wyck’s Festival Series is based on a creative […]
is your child an orchid or a dandelion?
What do intentional families look like? What does an intentional day consist of? One of the ways to bring a solid foundation and daily direction to your Northwest Philly familiy is the idea of ritual. I’ve been reading The Intentional Family by William Doherty, presenting simple rituals to stregthen family ties, and I’m understanding more and […]
art, concerts, fireworks and movies this weekend
Featured image for “The Science of Success.” The Atlantic, December 2009 The title of this piece might sound flowery, but the underlying message is quite compelling. In “The Science of Success” which appeared in the December 2009 issue of The Atlantic, David Dobbs pulled together some very interesting strands of research about vulnerability in children. […]
laughing. with kids.
This weekend offers plenty to do for families in the Northwest and beyond. So set the DVR to tape the olympics and head out to one of these events: Friday Night: WXPN Kids Concert at the Morris Arbortetum. Admission is by the carload. $20 for members, $40 for non-members. So break out that big […]
The topic of health is everywhere. Diet trends are dictating our relationship with food. Miracle super foods seem to hold the key to the fountain of youth. Top of the line health products are promising beauty and longevity, amongst other wonders. Experts are encouraging us to make better food choices to ensure our […]