Labor Day 2020: A Tribute to the American Worker and Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

2020-08-24T14:40:03-04:00August 24th, 2020|

To many, Labor Day is just another 3-day weekend that we throw on the red, white & blue attire and fire up the grill. It's the unofficial end to summer before the kids return to school. But as often the case, there's more to it than that! Labor Day was first [...]

Staycation 2020: Day Trips That Are A Short Drive from Home

2020-08-12T21:19:53-04:00August 12th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese Photos - Top, Left-Right: Grounds for Sculpture, Michelle Reese; Rustic Valley Orchard, Julia Schloefell; Magic Gardens, Olga Chernov-Gitin; Elmwood Park Zoo, Lauren Stites. Traveling to far away places (or even spending a few nights at a hotel) isn’t in the cards for many families this summer. [...]

9 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

2020-07-30T15:03:50-04:00July 29th, 2020|

By Michelle Reese (Dilworth Park, Photo by Michelle Reese) The summer heat is here, and like everything else right now, COVID-19 is making things a little more complicated! Sure, you could spend your summer inside with the AC cranked, but if your family is getting stir crazy, here's a list of ways to [...]

Fresh Fruit Season Is Here: The Benefits & Local Spots

2020-07-13T10:45:43-04:00July 13th, 2020|

By Erin McNelis “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” Albert Einstein While most people might not have a violin, they can have that bowl of fruit, especially now that summer is here. Fruit, eaten in [...]

10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in Philadelphia in 2020

2020-06-24T00:03:27-04:00June 24th, 2020|

Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States, so it makes it especially sad that most of this year's Independence Day celebrations have been cancelled. While this year’s 4th of July will definitely be more low key than most in light of COVID-19, you can still honor Independence Day with your family and friends. Here [...]

2020 Philadelphia Summer Guide

2020-06-16T16:58:07-04:00June 2nd, 2020|

Summer is here, and Philadelphia is ready for fun! While this summer is off to a very different start than years past, we are determined to make the most out of it. In a city that's known for its rich history, delicious food, eclectic art and a wide variety of events, you KNOW there's going [...]

2020 Graduate Spotlight: Eileen Nisenfeld

2020-06-11T12:27:07-04:00June 1st, 2020|

Eileen Nisenfeld, Community College of Philadelphia- School of Nursing From Eileen's Family: My mom, Eileen Nisenfeld, age 46!!!! just graduated from Community College of Philadelphia- School of nursing as an RN. Eileen, a mother of 4, grandmother of 3- was a teen mom and her biggest and unable to walk down high school [...]

Things to Do at Home with Kids: June 1 – June 7

2020-05-31T23:30:33-04:00May 31st, 2020|

It's a new month, and we're STILL mostly at home! As school assignments start to wind down, here are some ideas to add some fun, learning and variety to your days at home with the kids. Diversity In light of current events, it seems fitting to spend some time this week talking about diversity in [...]

Things to Do at Home with Kids: May 18 – May 24

2020-05-22T17:07:37-04:00May 17th, 2020|

Running out of ideas of things to do with the kids? We're back with another week of suggestions, including Memorial Day crafts, science experiments and more. Do a few, do them all. Let them inspire ideas that work for your children's ages and interests. And be sure to check out some additional ideas and helpful [...]

Things to Do at Home with Kids: May 11 – May 17

2020-05-06T18:19:44-04:00May 10th, 2020|

What week are we on now? Well, however long it's been, here are our suggestions for things to do at home from May 11 through May 17. Let them inspire ideas that work for your children's ages and interests. And be sure to check out some additional ideas and helpful links with fun activities and [...]

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