Am I a bad mom?
How to flee the city over pope weekend and still be a good Catholic
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 By Layney Wells I spent a lot of my pregnancy worrying about being a mom. Whether or not I would have enough love for two babies, about what would happen if I had post-partum depression or what would happen if I couldn’t care for them one day. When my twins were born, […]
Homework time: Could your help actually hinder?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 By Jeff Bogle Even the big man himself wouldn’t blame you for wanting to get out of town. It’s likely that he’d nod in approval of your desire to spend Pope Francis’ Philadelphia visit somewhere else, as he looks down on the million-plus souls who’ll descend on our tiny big city over […]
Schools holidays explained: What your Jewish friends are doing on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 By Tamar Chansky School has begun and one of the big questions weighing on parents’ minds (and haunting their dreams at night) is just how much they should be pitching in at homework time. To some parents, there is really no question. After all, they care about their child’s future. Sit side-by-side […]
Legos, art and crocodiles: 5 family activities in Philly this weekend
SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer While I did shed the proverbial tears on each of my children’s first days of kindergarten, I’ve now moved on to being pretty ecstatic on the Tuesday after Labor Day when they each go back to their regular school routine. It means my mornings no longer involve figuring out […]
When did ‘no’ become a bad word?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 By Jen Bradley The kids are back in school! Here are some ways to celebrate this weekend. Saturday & Sunday: Coast Day & Lego Ships The amazing TEACH Fleet is back in town! We saw these last year and were able to interview the Captain of the fleet, Wilbert McKinley. His collection […]
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 By Lori Tharps A few weeks ago, I took my four-year-old daughter to ballet class. When we got there, it was clear one of the students — let’s call her Becky — did not feel like doing ballet that day. Becky spent the first 15 minutes of class doing everything but dancing. […]