harry potter weekend (video review and more!)
philly farm fall frolic
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 […]
sesame place spooktacular!
Excuse the alliteration, but I just came back from visiting a local farm, and I’m feeling frivolous from the fresh air and sugar-frosted apple fritters. After climbing on a tractor to pose for a family picture (which ended up being another “just me” picture because my adolescent sons pretended not to know me and my […]
weekend family picks… NW and downtown
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 […]
monster philadelphia private school open house list
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! […]
applying to SDP schools outside your neighborhood
If you have plans to send your child to a private school for the 2013-2014 school year, better act fast! Most private schools begin their admissions process during the fall and winter months with Open Houses. A few schools extend Open Houses into the early Spring, but scheduling your initial visit now is a great […]
what do you tell your kids about columbus?
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 […]
think pink and cheer the 3-day walkers in NW Philly!
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 […]
It’s that time of the year again. Over two thousand people (mostly women) will converge in our city to walk SIXTY MILES in THREE DAYS. Come rain or shine (and it looks like they’ll have both), they’ll sleep outside in tents, work their way down from Abington to the Navy Yard, and be looking […]