advice for the new puppy parent

I got such a kick out of reading Ava Neyer’s post-gone-viral about the myriad of conflicting baby sleep advice. I related not because as mom to four kids, I remembered hearing every bit of advice she listed. Her post struck a chord with me because as a new mom to a 14 week old puppy, I can […]

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50 free things to do with kids in philadelphia: summer 2013

  For the 2014 list, please click here: http://germantownavenueparents.com/2014/07/50-free-family-activities-for-kids-in-philly-this-summer/ This was a popular post last summer, so here’s an updated rundown of 2013’s 50 free and local ways to keep kids busy and happy.  Whether you’ve been here all along, you’re new to Philly,  or are just stopping by for a visit, there are some great […]

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simplicity. parenting.

Simplicity. Parenting?   How much is enough? I’m sure we’ve grappled with our share over-contemplation, guilt and acceptance. To enrich or to overschedule?  Can there be a middle ground? That is the question. Finding that balance isn’t as always as simple as we would like it to be.   Naturally, as parents our intention is […]

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creative philly mamas

When the summer days of childhood are full of spray grounds and popsicles, school ends and other kinds of schedules begin, and the ripe tomatoes are in full blossom, something else could be blossoming too. It’s creativity! I’m talking to all the mamas now, because gender still plays a role in this. As moms, many women feel […]

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