Raising twins — multiplied, not divided

MAY 23, 2016 By Layney Wells It never occurred to me that I would have twins. And so when the obstetrician announced at my first ultrasound that there were two heartbeats, I was floored. Since then, I’ve become accustomed to the endless barrage of questions about conceiving twins, carrying twins and raising twins. No, twins don’t […]

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6 weekend activities for Philly families

MAY 13, 2016 By Jen Bradley This weekend’s lineup brings social justice, cirque, the arts and nature. Friday & Saturday: La Verità Part love story, part dreamscape, La Verità unfolds as a colorful, acrobatic, and surreal poem where rhinos juggle, wine corks fall from the sky, and a feast of physical feats unfold before a […]

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Learning to let my kids make a mess

MAY 10, 2016 By Courtenay Harris Bond I am up at 3 a.m., looking at our rain-slick deck and wondering why I cannot sleep, a fairly frequent occurrence in my middle age when worries often chase me through the early morning hours. As I listen to the hush of my husband and three children peacefully […]

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Sharing my love of baseball with my daughters

MAY 4, 2016 By Jeff Bogle A couple Fridays ago I was on the Turnpike, heading into the sunset, away from my parents’ house, when I excitedly rang my oldest daughter (using Bluetooth – safety first!). She was at home, snuggled in bed alongside her little sister and her mom, watching cartoons on Netflix. Turns out […]

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