Wee Bits: Family-friendly Meal Kits, Expert Tantrum Advice and a Doll Undies Scandal

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Hey good news for Stonyfield yogurt fans: Fortune reports that they’re working on lowering their (rather high!!) sugar content.

Awesome Brandi Davis webinar coming up, guys — one of the most popular topics: Tantrums! It’s a $10 “Turn No Into Yes” webinar on February 28, 8:30 p.m. Drink your wine,  wear your PJs (nobody can see ya!), and pick up some helpful parenting secrets all from your couch.

From NPR: Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half the Wealth of White Single Parents. It’s a pretty shocking story, even if you think you already know all of this. The data is damning.

Oh, good. Something else to worry about. Measles!

Not going to lie. I don’t understand the hubbub over the American Girl permanent undies. (But maybe that’s because I’m not parent to an AG lover?)

Parents.com had THE BEST round-up of family-friendly meal kits. A helpful guide.

Looking for something fun to do on President’s Day? Golden Buddha Yoga in Bryn Mawr is hosting a Parent Child Yoga Class and Tea Party, which will incorporate play, mindful movement, relaxation and a teddy bear tea party (complete with healthy snacks!). $30 for parent and one child; $10 for additional siblings. Space is filling up so pre-registration is encouraged.

Looking for something fun to do TODAY? It’s the Babies on Board screening of The Lego Batman Movie at the PFS. Today, Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 1:15 p.m.!  Love, love, love these Babies on Board shows. 

The Atlantic published the winners of the 2017 World Press Photo Contest, and it is SO worth the look. Absolutely breathtaking and devastating and beautiful.

This piece from the Los Angeles Times about the foster father who cares for terminally ill kids is, obviously, a doozy (SOB), but it’s also a powerful portrait of goodness. Worth it.

Put this in your calendar, y’all: The lovely Woodmere Art Museum is hosting an exhibition and then a family festival celebrating the local-born, world-famous artist Jerry Pinkney: The Storybook Magic of Jerry Pinkney festival and closing reception is on March 26, from noon to 4 p.m. More details to come. (Background: He’s illustrated more than 100 books, and in 2010 got a Caldecott Medal for The Lion and the Mouse.)

Cool summer camp alert (yes, it’s that time already): Penn Museum’s summer camp sounds brainy and rad.