Wee Bits: A New Fancy Wawa, Dangerous Childbirth, Male Rompers and Tinder for Moms

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Hey, here’s a new app, Peanut, that’s like Tinder for finding mom friends. Via NYT.

Did y’all read this story (or hear it, via NPR) about how moms are in danger during childbirth because all the attention is paid to the infant? It’s both heartbreaking and shocking.

Agree, Deadspin. Agree. 

Huh. I guess this isn’t terribly surprising, but this story on why Americans are drinking less milk these days was nevertheless interesting. Via NPR.

Yum — some good kid-friendly chicken recipes from Parents.com.

Some locations of the Free Library are offering audio-enabled books that read to you as you flip the pages. 

Philly Curbed reports that East Market is getting a big, glorious new Wawa! (And it will have a bakery and a made-to-order salad line!) 

So male rompers (“romphims”) are happening, I guess.

Just loved this little essay from NYT: Tending My Daughter’s Crown.  

Hey, here’s a helpful piece from Be Well Philly on awesome family getaways near Philly. (Okay, fine. Wee Wander maybe had a little something to do with this piece.)

A couple of family-friendly shows to have on your radar: First, the Rock School’s annual dance showcase is at the Merriam Theater on June 6. (The theme is “Carnival of Birds”!) Second, the tickets for the 42nd season of the famed Upper Darby Summer Stage go on sale May 22: Seven different musicals in 6 weeks, performed by talented young people. (The shows are a blast!)

Free admissions at several local museums (including the PMA!) on May 18 (tomorrow!) per Frugal Philly Mom.

One more alert: There’s a cool-sounding family-friendly event at the Free Library this weekend, you guys — the We the Detectives Family Event sounds like it will be awesome. There’s an escape room designed for teens, iSpy and scavenger hunt games for school-aged kids, arts and crafts, snacks, story time … and more! Sunday, May 21.