Neat NPR story about the benefits of home visits for new families.
A mom created much-needed party supplies with some diversity, and the story about it here on Parents.com made me cry.
Okay, so did this one, via the Atlantic: “My Son Wears Dresses; Get Over It.”
Did you guys know that Mister John’s Music has a new venue in the Italian Market? It looks AMAZING. He’s hosting an open house tomorrow (Thursday, August 24) from 4 to 7 p.m. — and classes will start on August 28! (PS: The space is available for parties, concerts and recitals, too!)
Speaking of open houses (it’s that time of year): Settlement Music School is hosting a series of open houses in mid-September — and they’re focusing specifically on early childhood classes at all their locations in and around Philly. You can expect demo lessons, performances, meet-and-greets with teachers and more — and check out the specific dates/locations here!
Another local gem, Play Arts, is turning one — and they’re celebrating with a whole bunch of awesome fun stuff. Saturday September 9 is dollar-play day ($1 per kid; $0 per adult! — just remember to RSVP!). Sunday, September 10 is the big b-day party, with play, prizes, discounts and more, from 10 a.m. to noon. (Regular drop-in rates and playspace hours apply. Again RSVP!) And that’s just the weekend … the preceding week is packed with special events and deals, too — you can check them all out here!
Curbed maps cool abandoned buildings in Philly, and it’s fascinating/depressing.
Eeeek, breastpumps through the ages. (Via HuffPo.)
Scary report, via Philly Mag. Just FYI for all us parents.
I realize this piece from Fast Company is about an ad for the Kind brand, but good Lord, look at all the sugar kids consume. (And … really? “Most parents” don’t realize that fruit snacks have added sugar? That seems fishy?)
A cure for peanut allergies? (Wouldn’t that be life-changing!?)