weekend family fun: run, gaze, and celebrate!

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 […]

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finding a ‘sit spot’ this earth day

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 […]

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parenting after tragedy: a retrospective

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, […]

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philly family weekend fun

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 […]

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weekend ideas: bugs, time machines, taiko drums & more!

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 […]

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sister act at the academy of music… take the kids?

  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 […]

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it’s time to wage autism ACCEPTANCE month
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  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 […]

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win two free tickets to opening night of sister act!

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! […]

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