weekend family fun… northwest and downtown!
the value of chores
This month we say good-bye to Thanksgiving and the last lunar eclipse (a penumbral to be exact) of the year. The wintery mix most of us experienced on Tuesday is a sure sign of the season to come. There are many ways to welcome the new cycle before it actually arrives on the Solstice. […]
wonderful local nutcracker THIS weekend only!
Teaching kids fundamental and practical like skills, such as the art and science of domestic life, should be a top priority for parents. Why? Simply because we are not always going to be there to do it for them, and we set them up for failure if we don’t teach them how. Sure […]
weekend family fun ideas
This Thanksgiving weekend, “A Philadelphia Nutcracker” will grace the stage in the Kurtz Performing Arts Center at the William Penn Charter School. This Philadelphia Dance Theater production will run with show times at 7 p.m. Friday, November 23rd, and at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, November 24th. And here’s a tip: use this […]
8th grader reflects on staten island in the aftermath of sandy
Ok, are you ready? PNC Arts Alive is proud to support the first-ever PNC Arts Alive Story Day, a fun, festive day of stories, food, and performances for the whole family. Explore how “All Roads Lead to Philadelphia” with a full day of programs revealing some of the personal stories and diverse histories, including your […]
kickin’ it old school with board games
My mom and I drove to Staten Island for the second time to help out last Tuesday. As we arrived on Staten Island, we went directly to the George Cromwell School (PS 38). We met up with our new friend Michelle who is a teacher there and went inside. The school was being used as […]
explore voting locally with kids
Last week, to prepare for Hurricane Sandy, I cross-referencedThe Emergency Kit List with our well-worn, reliable 7-page Camping Checklist. Both lists include similar non-perishable food items and fresh fruit and vegetables, flashlights (or headlamps), sleeping bags and extra blankets, bottled water, and….ready for this families of the Techno Age? Board games! A deck of cards! And you […]
this weekend: a little golf, a lot of art!
Maybe you and your family have already gotten excited about election season. Or maybe you are like me, a bit jaded and not really seeing what real change can be done with politics and your vote. We’re down to the wire. Election day is upon us, and I’m pushing away my fears, disappointment, and […]
Hopefully you made it past Hurricane Sandy safely, in good spirits, and are ready to venture out. After a homebound weekend, cabin fever, and a short school week, why not get out this weekend for some family time? This weekend holds a couple of family friendly activities that will keep you busy: […]