this weekend: christmas downtown, NW & beyond!
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This is it! Your last chance to get your full of holiday festivities before the jolly old guy pays a visit to your home! Enjoy the last weekend of holiday activities in the Northwest and throughout the Philadelphia Region. Northwest Chestnut Hill Sundays:   Sundays in Chestnut Hill are always fun in December. Santa will […]

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weekend family fun: NW and downtown!
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The second weekend in December means Dickens Dominates. Celebrations in the Northwest include music, performances and readings. Holiday celebrations abound throughout the city where you can welcome winter at Smith, visit Santa at the zoo and light the second Hanukkah candle at a music festival. Never a dull moment in Philly!   Northwest Philadelphia – […]

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harry potter weekend (video review and more!)

It’s a BIG weekend in these parts (weather, be kind!), so hold onto your masks and check out this basket o’ goodies!   Northwest Philadelphia Family Fun:   Harry Potter Weekend & Quiddich Tournament Returns!      Chestnut Hill transforms into Hogsmeade when the Chestnut Hill Business Association  and Chestnut Hill College host the annual Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Weekend!  Click […]

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this weekend… books, museums, concerts and more!
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  Events In NW Philly:     Final-ly Friday in Mt. Airy, Friday, September 28th   The monthly celebration of the last Friday is full of great family festivities. The theme this month is “Mt. Airy Local” and Food for All celebrates its 2nd anniversary with new gluten-free break line and baked goods, local honey and […]

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dragons and vikings and… constitutions? oh my!
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Take a close look around in Philly this weekend and you will be shocked to find Vikings and Flying Dragons have landed here…   “How To Train A Dragon Spectacular”’ Fire-breathing, 50-foot flying dragons come to the Wells Fargo Center this weekend as Cressida Cowell’s exciting tale and movie comes to life in Dreamworks’ “How […]

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mess fest, folk fest & ghostbusters this weekend!
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  There is still PLENTY of summer left, with lots of great activities for the family:   Mess Fess at the Franklin Institute, Saturday & Sunday August 18th – 19th, 12:00-4:00pm Get ready to get really mess at the Franklin Mess Fest in the Bartol Atrium and on the Front Steps!  The Mess Fest promises the best in […]

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this weekend: start with a run!
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This weekend there are many opportunities to serve the community, enjoy summer fruit, and have fun with your family!   Friday, June 1st, 5-7pm Kids Run for the George Fund:  Enjoy a fun-filled family carnival atmosphere while helping terminally ill children.  The 3rdAnnual Kids Run is for the whole family.  Children ages 1-14 participate in […]

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cherry blossom festival tops our weekend list
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  This weekend, the weather is expected to stay sunny and warm. It’s the perfect environment to celebrate the outdoors and the Earth. With fun and diverse activities, your family will be entertained all weekend.   The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at Morris Arboretum tops our list, and the second weekend of this festival is guaranteed to […]

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celebrate spring with a picnic!
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Tuesday, March 20th marks the first day of Spring, and although Philly’s winter almost felt like spring, a new season calls for a celebration! Enjoy a picnic with the kids to welcome Spring!   At the Arboretum Northwest Philadelphians are lucky to have Morris Arboretum (www.morrisarboretum.org) in their backyard.  The 92-acre Arboretum hosts 13,000 labeled […]

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ICEdot protects your family
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  As parents, we take many preventive measures to ensure the safety of our children. We hope that most of these we will never have to use, but when bad events occur, we are happy we have taken careful steps! ICEdot (In Case of Emergency) is a new emergency identification and notification service that Chris […]

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how to purge, donate & recycle with kids
five from a five year old: goodbye magic wand, leapster, dollar store nerf gun, duplicate hex bug, and prince of persia lego minifgure

It happens every year in early January.   We look around the playroom, the living room, and the kids’ bedrooms and find that we just have too much stuff!  Between December birthdays and Santa’s generosity, our home is full of too many toys, books, clothes and lots of other stuff. There are many philosophies on […]

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