History/Culture

Starter Mom: Protecting My Princess

Starter Mom: Protecting My Princess

by Nicole Loughan The anti-princess brigade is out in full force. Recently, a school advertising to girls to be their own knight in shining armor received rave reviews from feminists and won a lot of shares on social media. The ads featured glass slippers with lines like, “you are not a princess.” I don’t mind [...]

What’s OPEN and CLOSED During the Shutdown?

What’s OPEN and CLOSED During the Shutdown?

With Tuesday’s big Government Shut-down you may be wondering what IS and IS NOT open in Philadelphia, one of the most historical cities in the country. We won’t begin to comment on the politics of it all, but we would like residents and visitors to Philadelphia to be as inconvenienced and disappointed as little as [...]

Ticket Giveaway!

Ticket Giveaway!

Summer may be winding down to an end, but summer happenings don’t have to! We are giving away tickets to the Franklin Institutes SPY: The Secret World of Espionage Exhibit, available now through October 6th.    In SPY: The Secret World of Espionage, learn the importance of intelligence gathering and discover how real men and women [...]

The Starter Mom: Facebook’s Faceless Moms?

The Starter Mom: Facebook’s Faceless Moms?

by Nicole Loughan Does it reflect poorly on a woman if she opts to put a picture of her child’s face–instead of her own–as her profile picture on Facebook? Reader’s Digest published an article earlier this year in a section called, Argument Starter. The article was “Facebook’s Missing Moms” and boy did it start a few arguments. [...]

PhillyHappened On This Day…

PhillyHappened On This Day…

July 1, 1874 The Philadelphia Zoo, a Philly landmark, opened it’s doors as America’s first zoo on this day in 1874.  Originally chartered in 1859 as the Zoological Society of Philadelphia, the zoo’s core purpose is to oversee “the purchase and collection of living wild and other animals for the purpose of public exhibition” and “for [...]

Paint a Healthy City

Paint a Healthy City

What do free food, paint, and music have in common? They’ll all be available this month at the Porch Light Program’s “Painting a Healthy City” events! Where public art and public health collide, Painting a Healthy City promotes health and wellbeing across Philadelphia. Stop by to enjoy some food and entertainment; contribute to one of [...]

Remember to Spring Forward!

Remember to Spring Forward!

Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time is ready to SPRING forward on Sunday, March 10, 2013. As of 2:00 am your clocks will speed ahead one full hour, giving us longer days with more sunlight. Happy Spring!

Philly to Host 8th World Meeting of Families

Philly to Host 8th World Meeting of Families

This week the Archdiocese of Philadelphia proudly announced that Philadelphia will host the 8th World Meeting of Families in September 2015. This will be the first time this event has been hosted by the USA, and is said to be the largest event that Philadelphia has ever hosted period. In 2012 the World Meeting of [...]

Let’s Talk Adoption

Let’s Talk Adoption

Did you know that six out of 10 Americans have had experiences with adoption, meaning that they themselves, a family member or close friend was adopted, have adopted a child or have placed a child for adoption. This February you are invited to join Madison Adoption Associates (MAA) for a unique monthly adoption group discussion [...]

New Poetic Drama Celebrates Black History Month

New Poetic Drama Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, a popular Philadelphia theater company will debut its second theatrical production this month, “Poetik Blues: A Sistah’s Story” depicts hardships, joys of being an African-American woman. “Poetik Blues: A Sistah’s Story,” a play by Sweet Like Chocolate Productions, uses poetry, music and dance to address important social issues facing [...]