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Mom’s Day Out: Urban Axes, Philadelphia PA

Mom's Day Out at Urban Axes in Philadelphia.

You guys, it’s my birthday month!!! Yes, I said month, because I LOVE my birthday! I always looking for an excuse to celebrate anything and so I schedule as many celebrations in August as I can. This year, instead of the typical dinner out, I convinced my family to go throw axes with me. Let me say that again. I convinced my family to throw axes….. I GOT MY MOM TO THROW AXES!!! Urban Axes was everything I wanted it to be and more and I’ve got the skinny on the hottest fad sweeping Philly.

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Mr. Tiger Goes “Wild” at the Art Museum

Have you ever read a book that enthralled you so much you had to read it again and again? That’s how I feel about Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown. The message within the story connected incredibly well with a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Wild: Michael Nichols. We decided to read the story and explore the exhibit with our children. While we were there, we saw a camp doing the exact same thing, with the exact same book! Continue reading “Mr. Tiger Goes “Wild” at the Art Museum”

five-stars
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Vincent and Theo & a Trip to See Sunflowers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Vincent and Theo at Philadelphia Museum of Art

The folks at Children’s Book World recommended Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman to my mother recently. She mentioned it to me so I promptly went out and read it too. I generally don’t read many works of non-fiction, but I found this particular book fascinating (as I mentioned here.) The relationship between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother, Theo, was complicated. Their love for one another was inspiring, though they did fight often as brothers are wont to do. Most of all, I loved the description of the art. When I remembered that Von Gogh’s famed Sunflowers was hanging in Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jackie and I promptly took a trip to explore. Continue reading “Vincent and Theo & a Trip to See Sunflowers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art”

three-half-stars
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Mom’s Day Out: Main Line Workout Spots

 
Mom's Day Out: Main Line Workout Spots
 
We are so lucky that for the first time, we have a fellow mom as our guest blogger! Lisa has somehow figured out the balance between taking care of herself and her family which is so important.  Carving out a little time each week for ourselves is so important. So, with Mother’s Day approaching and summer just around the corner, we think that a guide to the greatest Main Line workout spots will be a great motivator to get started or try something new.
 

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Mom’s Day Out: Philadelphia Summer Concerts

“The quickest way for a mother to get her children’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable” – Anonymous

Mom's Day Out guide to Philadelphia summer concerts

Sometimes having kids is like it is in the movies- all happy and shiny. But most of the time, it more closely resembles something from the Shining or American gladiator. For someone who doesn’t have kids, I like to explain that having two boys is like having a littler of puppies. They are always Continue reading “Mom’s Day Out: Philadelphia Summer Concerts”