Wee Bits: A New Montessori Preschool, Cool New Baby-Proofing Gear, How to Be Happier, and Prince William’s Never-Ending Charm

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Sigh. I do love that Prince William.  Via BBC.

Guys! New preschool alert, here! Philly Montessori, a Queen Village Montessori “micro-school” designed for kids between the ages of 2.5 and 6, will open in September of 2018. (You might remember the founder, Sheila Akhavein, from another Wee story we wrote about her!)  You can read more about the new school here, and connect with Sheila by attending the first informational event on November 11th at Old Pine Community Center at 10 a.m. 

In other school news, this is pretty huge. 

This very short New Yorker piece about the Manhattan episode really got me. “Grandparents Pushing a Stroller, Then Running From Terror, in New York.” 

Parents.com offers up cool new childproofing gear. 

I very much enjoyed the Vulture ranking of all the witches in Harry Potter. (And it made me want to read the books again.)

Ash sent me this anti-aging skincare piece from Into the Gloss, and said, simply, “This is nice.” Agreed — nice perspective, nice, helpful hints! Who doesn’t love a good product round-up?

LOVED this piece from the NYT, which makes a VERY strong case that “happiness is other people“. Could not agree more.

More ideas like this, please: The Constitution Center and the newish Museum of the American Revolution have a new joint ticket. The joint tickets are available at www.amrevmuseum.org and www.constitutioncenter.org — or in person at both museums. The adult joint ticket is $29 (savings of $4.50), youth joint ticket is $19 (savings of $4), and a family pack (2 adults and 2 kids) is $90 (savings of $22).

Visit Philly has some excellent suggestions for what to do in November. 

Speaking of which: Don’t forget that Fitness Alive is still offering open-house-style family swim nights! Next one is this Friday!

Jersey just raised its legal smoking age to 21. (There’s a legal smoking age???) Via Philly Mag.

Parents of kids with allergies: Y’all should know about the food-allergy workshop at Center City Pediatrics happening on November 11. Helpful!

Yum: Wee friend/dietitian/wellness guru Katie Cavuto tells us how to make our own pumpkin puree.