I was over the moon to go stargazing with my son

MARCH 28, 2016 By Courtenay Harris Bond “What’s a spring fever?” my 5-year-old daughter recently asked as she contemplated our backyard Magnolia tree that was bursting into bloom. I was ecstatic that the days were already trying on the shimmery feel of summer. And when a friend suggested taking our third-grade sons and some of […]

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When your kids come home with tattoos

MARCH 14, 2016 By Layney Wells One day, my kids came downstairs, ready to go to dinner, and they’ve drawn all over their faces. Like every parent I know, my first instinct is to roll my eyes and grab a wash cloth, and like most 4 year olds I know, they protest. “STOP! Those are […]

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5 activities for families in Philly this weekend

MARCH 11, 2016 By Jen Bradley Here are some ideas to fill your weekend with the family while enjoying the beautiful springtime weather. Don’t forget it’s Daylight Savings Time this weekend! Saturday and Sunday: The Science Behind Pixar Explore the science behind the creation of some of your favorite Pixar characters! The Franklin Institute’s interactive […]

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What to do when your kids get bossy

MARCH 7, 2016 By Tamar Chansky “Only mom can put me to bed!” “Only dad can make my sandwich!” “I am not eating that for dinner!” What is more outrageous than kids making these demands? That parents follow them. Don’t worry. I’ve been one of them. We have all had that aha moment when we […]

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