how did hurricane sandy affect children? one family’s story.
sneak peek at the clover market: coming to chestnut hill this sunday!
Adelle Berryhill’s son Steven had just celebrated his third birthday the day before Hurricane Sandy hit their Staten Island community. Like many three year olds, he loved Thomas the Tank Engine and Hess trucks, and had his favorite replicas collecting in their small home. His sisters, 7 year old Dora-loving Kenniyah, and 10 year old […]
lessons for kids. from banksy.
This Sunday, the streets of Chestnut Hill will be lined with some of the coolest vendors around. The wildly popular outdoor Clover Market that’s had Ardmore hopping for the last few years is coming to Philly! When: Sunday October 27 from 10-5 Where: 25 W. Highland in Chestnut HIll How: Drive and park, or take […]
harry potter weekend: 2013!
Banksy, the British street artist, is in residence on the streets of New York this month. Banksy’s primary medium is graffiti, designed as social commentary and meant to provoke. I realize that a graffiti artist might not be every parent’s first choice as a role mode for their children. But when I found myself checking […]
how to apply for high school in philadelphia 2013
For two days, October 18th and October 19th, be prepared to immerse yourself and your family in the imaginary world of J.K. Rowling’s, Harry Potter. The Harry Potter Festival is back. And it’s transforming the Chestnut Hill community. Literally. Neighborhood businesses, food establishments and shops are all part of the backdrop of […]
minecraft family meeting
When my son went through the application for high school admission last year, we both found it daunting. We had to figure out which documents each school was requesting. All needed transcripts, so that was easy. But some wanted an essay, while others wanted a visit. Some had interviews, while others had a shadow day, […]
homework tips… for teachers
Has the Minecraft craze hit your house yet? It’s been going strong in ours for well over a year. Around here, we see Minecraft as a really great game for kids. It’s engaging, it’s social, it’s creative, it’s strategic, and who doesn’t want to build and create their own worlds?. But Minecraft is also […]
cheer on the philly 3 day walkers this weekend!
Though we established the spotty record of homework, the reality is that most schoolchildren have homework. And although our focus is primarily on parenting, homework has such a huge impact on family life that offering tips for teachers might spark ideas that address home-school workflow issues. This list provides a variety of starting points for […]
Why should you cheer on the walkers? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Philly kicks it off with a bang! The Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walkers walk from Willow Grove all the way to the Navy Yard. A total of sixty miles in three days. Walkers walk for many reasons. Some are survivors […]