Wee Bits & Pieces

A quick round-up of all the news Center City parents need to know this week Read more

Explore: Since when is Manayunk kid-friendly? Since this awesome $46M island park and playground opened.

LOL: Feeling like a less-than-perfect parent? (AKA dirty hair, messy kid, take-out for dinner?) This tumblr — It’s Like They Know Us — is for you.

Take a Seat: It’s okay to thumb through your phone while the kids run around. The director of Smith Playground makes an awesome case for the importance of unstructured play in this Philly.com article.

Pearly Whites: Shout-out to our pal Sibyl at Hipster Henry, who posted this awesome list of area pediatric dentists that Center City Pediatrics recommends.

So: The New York Times says CrossFit for kids is a thing; don’t worry, we have it too, at Fearless Athletics/CrossFit South Philly.

Grown-up Drop-ins: The Queen Village branch of the Philly Arts Center now has drop-in BYOB adult sessions on the second Tuesday and Thursday of the month. 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Swing by whenever you want, bring booze and $15. (No skills for Thursday’s drink-and-draw required; on Tuesday bring your sewing project.)

Hmmm…: Does the way we Americans parent ruin our marriages? Read this, mull it over. (It will, at least, make you feel less guilty when you put yourself first.)