harry potter weekend (video review and more!)

It’s a BIG weekend in these parts (weather, be kind!), so hold onto your masks and check out this basket o’ goodies!   Northwest Philadelphia Family Fun:   Harry Potter Weekend & Quiddich Tournament Returns!      Chestnut Hill transforms into Hogsmeade when the Chestnut Hill Business Association  and Chestnut Hill College host the annual Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Weekend!  Click […]

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sesame place spooktacular!

  Ok, the weather is perfect.  It’s a beautiful fall weekend, and you’re trying to decide what to do.  Why not head out to Sesame Place for the Count’s Spooktacular Celebration?  We went two weekends ago, and my crew (ages 5. 6 x 2, and 9, ) all had a blast.  It’s so nice to […]

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weekend family picks… NW and downtown
swords optional, but highly recommended for any fall foliage walk

Northwest Philly Edition:   Fall Foliage Walk at the Schuylkill Center   Take a walk on the Vibrant Side… Oct 20th, 2012 : Fall Foliage Walk from 8:30-10:00 am.  Take an early morning walk with the naturalists at SCEE to explore the changing hues of autumn in our woodlands. Why do trees turn color? The answers will be surprising! […]

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applying to SDP schools outside your neighborhood

Every student resident of Philadelphia has a neighborhood public school that is determined by attendance boundaries.  Students may enroll in those schools after providing proof of residency, but there are other public school options that some city residents might want to consider.   One of these options is to apply for the School District of Philadelphia’s […]

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what do you tell your kids about columbus?

Many students and their grownups have today off in honor of Columbus Day.  We live in a city with a Columbus Boulevard, an annual Columbus Day Parade, and a Columbus Memorial Statue.  Columbus is revered by many Philadelphians.  Yet, celebrating Columbus as a hero offers a skewed view of history.  I’ve worked with undergraduate and […]

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