Wee Bits: How To Save Money Painlessly, a New Maternity Line at Uniqlo, the Debut of a Philly HomeGoods, and Great Homemade Snacks

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Feeling broke? The New York Times rounded up some tips for saving $$$ from readers. Some good ones in here! (My fave: Saving $5 bills.)

Helpful info here on the flu vaccine. Because it’s that time again. (Via Parents.com)

Hooray! Uniqlo just launched a maternity line!

Even better: SOUTH PHILLY IS GETTING A HOMEGOODS. (WHEEEE!) (Also, a TJ Maxx.) (Via Philly Mag).

From Be Well Philly: The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts has new digs in Mt. Airy –– and it’s offering more than 100 classes for kids and grown-ups! (Also: They do birthdays!)

You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K.” A good read for parents struggling to raise kinds in the age of social media, courtesy of the NYT.

Mark your calendars, all: The fabulous CityKids Consignment Sale is back for its fall/winter iteration. October 14 and 15, Neumann and Goretti High School! (10 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.) Free entry, free parking and more excellent deals on gently loved clothes, gear, books, toys, shoes, Halloween costumes, maternity clothes (and so forth) than you can believe.

Another excellent event to remember: On September 25, parenting coach Brandi Davis is partnering with the new(ish) Lume Creative Learning Studios for a Tame Those Tantrums seminar in which parents can learn how to teach kids to express emotions in a calmer and more productive way.  It’s BYOB, Sept. 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $20.

Happy to see this story from NPR on the studies assessing the safety of Xanax and Zoloft for pregnant moms: SO many women are affected by this issue.

I’m actually bookmarking this list of homemade snacks from Parents.com as quickie inspiration when things are getting boring.

This Buzzfeed photo essay about the nurses who help us during/after birth made me teary (!!). God bless all the nurses.

Another fun event for y’all: Pennsauken-based Standard Merchandising Co. is hosting a Socktoberfest sale and family festival on Sunday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is, yes, a massive sock sale (from $1 to $3 socks — really cute socks!), as well as a family festival with food, music, face-painting, pumpkin-decorating, and more. (Also? A portion of proceeds go toward local charities like Back on My Feet and Rock to the Future.)

Love this story about a dad teaching other dads how to do their daughters’ hair.

Via Philly.com: Childhood hunger is on the rise in our city, and it is devastating.