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An Adventure to Longwood Garden with Chrysanthemum 

Longwood Gardens trip with moms and kids. Fountains, chrysanthemums, lily pads and more.

As Kirsten and I started to plan what to do with the kids on their day off of school, I started to get a little nostalgic.  I realized that this is the last year I will have these special days off with my daughter because next year she will be in  “big kid” school with her brothers.  We wanted to do something fun for the kids and for us as well.   When I mentioned to Kirsten that I had not been to Longwood Gardens  in 6 years, she knew immediately that this was the perfect place for an adventure with the kids.  It was a gorgeous day and it flew by too fast.

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The War That Saved My Life & 16 Other Difficult Topic Tween Books

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubacker Bradley.

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is a middle grade fiction that reached me on on emotional level.  I love this book and it is proof to me that book geared toward children can be smart, well -written and emotional while still being completely engaging. We’ve also crafted a list of 16 other emotional middle grade reads that cover subjects like displaced children, WWII and survivor stories. These stories can be hard to read at times, but are important topics to discussion with your child.
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Creepy Pair of Underwear

Creepy Pair of Underwear by Peter Brown. A funny and not-so-spooky tale perfect for Halloween!

I bought my daughter a hilarious book called Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds and Dan Brown. It is laugh-out-loud funny and perfect for Halloween. Jasper Rabbit is a big boy and goes with his mother to the underwear store to by some underwear. He really wants the creepy pair of underwear instead of the plain white ones. What he gets is more than he bargained for.

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Perfect Halloween Books for All Ages

Looking for a spooky (or not-so-spooky) story this Halloween? We've got Halloween Books for babies, children, middle grade readers, teens and adults!

I love Halloween. Seriously, it is just so fun!!! Candy and costumes and parties – Oh My! Whether this is your baby’s first time celebrating or it is your umpteenth time enjoying the holiday, these are our favorite Halloween books for any age! Continue reading “Perfect Halloween Books for All Ages”

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The Days the Crayons Came Home… to SplashLab Arts

SplashLab Arts in Manayunk

I recently went for a playdate to SplashLab Arts in Manayunk and OMG is it the CUTEST place!!! I first found out about SplashLab Arts through Instagram. (If you aren’t following us, please do!) My kids start school later than public school, so we decided to visit this adorable art studio with another family one morning. It was great because we were the only people there! We had the best time and have already gone back! Continue reading “The Days the Crayons Came Home… to SplashLab Arts”

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