Wee Bits: Great Money News for City Parents, Spring Mini Photo Sessions, and Mom Strikes

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Hey, great news for city mamas via Philly mag: Evidently raising kids in the city is cheaper (!!???!!) than raising kids in the ‘burbs. 

Thanks, Lego, for creating these new NASA-themed women figurines! 

From ABC: A bunch of  intrepid Philly fourth graders are petitioning for a new playground. Sounds like they’re going to be successful.

Speaking of schools, interesting piece in WashPo about “what the numbers really tell us about America’s public schools.” 

Y’all! Popular family photographer Carolyn Clement is giving away a spring mini session to one lucky family …. read more about that here!!

CHOP is looking into why kidney stones are on the rise in children. 

The NYT offers up a healthy, easy homemade chicken tenders recipe. (Who doesn’t love a good chicken tender?)

Nice piece from Newsworks on a Philly physics teacher who hasn’t missed a day of school in 7 years. (He’s about to take his first personal day … to go watch a student graduate from college.)

Cool event alert: On Sunday, March 12, Mama’s Wellness Joint is hosting a discussion for dads on how fathers today can best influence and raise strong, empathetic and successful daughters. 

Another good event alert: You can go to a pregnancy and postpartum workshop conducted by Rebalance Physical Therapy at Center City Pediatrics on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. The workshop will feature postpartum and pelvic floor therapists discussing guidelines for exercise after birth, as well as the prevention/treatment of pelvic floor issues, diastasis recti, C-section and perineal scars, back pain, and more. $15. Register here.

I have wondered this myself: How can moms strike for International Women’s Day? (Via the Cut.)

I found this Parents.com tutorial on how to use an asthma inhaler with a spacer to be quite helpful … that stuff is NOT intuitive.

Looking for something to do on Saturday? This weekend, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can go to Penn Museum’s Hello India special event — there’ll be music and dance presentations, sari wrapping, a language workshop, traditional Karnataka cooking, yoga, crafts, sand painting, games and more. It sounds cool! To attend is free with admission ($15; $10 for kids 6 and up, and free for kids under 6).

One last item for your calendar today: It’s a ways away still, but June 3, Bethany Christian Services — a nonprofit that offers adoption, foster care and pregnancy counseling (as well as family counseling and refugee aid) — is hosting a fundraising walk/run at Fort Washington State Park. There’ll be face-painting, kids’ fun runs, snow cones, snacks, music and more. Read more and register here!