Bits and Pieces

A shopping event, school updates, dinner ideas, and all the news Philadelphia parents need to know this week Read more

Calling All The Ladies: There’s a shopping event on Sunday, Oct. 5th called Philly Mag Shops. The best Center City boutiques (Third Street Habit, Vagabond, Omoi Zakka Shop, Nicole Miller, TownHome, more) will sell their in-season goods for up to 40% off. Lucky for you reader, I helped planned this event and can get you $10 off the ticket price. Interested? Email me at for the discount code. (Warning: You will buy a lot of awesome stuff.)

Kids These Days: Despite all this technology-is-ruining-our-children blabber, it turns out that the younger generation actually reads more than the older one. Although there’s something to this, too — turns out even Steve Jobs himself limited his kids’ use of technology.

In The Kitchen: The New York Times has launched a beautiful, easy-to-navigate cooking website filled with their best stuff. Seriously, all the photos look sooo good, and we are all for more reliable recipe resources.

Do This: One of Philly’s quirkiest museums, The Rosenbach, happens to have an amazing collection of original items from author Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are). But now his foundation is taking it all back. Go see it before it leaves town.

Are Suburban Schools Immoral?: It’s the question this local Philly Mag writer (who has a kid in a city elementary school) asks.

Cold Season Is Coming: But maybe don’t rush to the doctor.

Preschool Update: Mi Casita — Philly’s first Spanish immersion preschool — is hosting information sessions for parents in October and November. The school is set to open early 2015.