weekend family fun: run, gaze, and celebrate!
finding a ‘sit spot’ this earth day
Downtown Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts April 27th 11a.m.-7p.m. Free Broad-Chestnut to South Streets Come out for an 8 hour extravaganza! Filled with street musicians, performances, food vendors, exhibitors, Ferris wheels, petting zoo and jungle gym. www.pifa.org The Penn Relays April 25-27th Franklins Field 235 S. 33rd Street $18-24 www.thepennrelays.com International […]
parenting after tragedy: a retrospective
Rachel Carson, in her best-selling environmental classic, A Sense of Wonder, writes that “for the child, and for the parent…it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in […]
a raisin in the sun at the arden… for tweens and teens?
Today was a sad and scary day. My heart is grieving for those hurt and killed in Boston. Aching for their families and friends, heavy for the locals in Boston, and heavy for our country as well. And just heavy for all of us as we grapple with yet another national tragedy. For most parents, […]
philly family weekend fun
As part of the human experience, we all have them. Big, small, scary, unattainable, tangible. Of the past, present and future. Borrowing her title from Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansberry’s production at the Arden Theater captures Hughes’s Harlem in a way no other production has. In the words of Langston Hughes, “What happens to a dream […]
‘leaning in’ with our daughters… and sons
Spring is certainly here! With trees in full blossom and new kids in town, there are fun, interactive activities that will keep parents as amazed and entertained as the children. Saturday, April 13th & Sunday, April 14th Grand Opening KidZooU Philadelphia Zoo The Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo, the zoo’s largest […]
weekend ideas: bugs, time machines, taiko drums & more!
“I wish the answer were easy. I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work for, all these fabulous women, “Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.” I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it’s not that simple. Because what the data shows, above […]
sister act at the academy of music… take the kids?
Entomologists, come forth… the bugs have landed! Big Bugs spring to life all over the Arboretum’s 92-acre garden. Sculptor David Rogers constructed these creatures mostly from found materials, such as trees and plants that have fallen and died. The 11 Big Bugs on display are 3 Big Ants, 1 Praying Mantis, 1 Dragon Fly, 1 […]
it’s time to wage autism ACCEPTANCE month
So we received two complimentary tickets to see Sister Act at the Academy of Music. The first question I pondered was, “Can I take one of the kids?” The answer, according to Broadway.com, was yes. The review warned that there was some violence in the plot, but it was all very tame and the […]
win two free tickets to opening night of sister act!
So it’s April. The month where we will see the ‘Light it Blue’ campaign in full effect. The month where we will see the newly reported autism numbers (1 in 50) more times than we’ll be able to count. The month where organizations such as Autism Speaks will attempt to raise awareness about the […]
The title says it all! Tuesday April 2 is opening night for Broadway’s Sister Act at the Kimmel Center, and the show runs in Philly through Sunday April 7! Enter by leaving a comment below about who you’d take to the show and why. That’s it! Winner announced on our Facebook page tomorrow at noon! […]