Wee Bits: Parks on Tap is Back, the One Woman Who Has It All, a Cool Mother’s Day Brunch, and Doulas For All

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Excellent news!! Parks on Tap kicks off Thursday. (The first park is Fairmount’s Azalea Garden!)

If you read one thing this week, let it be this: I Am the One Woman Who Has It All. (Via the New Yorker.) 

I really appreciated this bit from the gender editor of the NYT about motherhood.

Also from the NYT: New York to Expand Use of Doulas to Reduce Childbirth Deaths.

Hey, there’s a new kids’ yoga series at Mama’s Wellness Joint, starting this Sunday and aimed at kids 3 to 5. It sounds wonderful. (Series is $60; drop-ins are $17.)

OMG, what a little s**t.(Via Vice.)

I know we’ve all been talking about this, but seriously, who can believe Princess Kate and those photos? (From WashPo)

Big sale at Diggerland, y’all! 

The Philly Tribune on the importance of black male teachers in schools. 

Lots of summer camp news happening lately — and here’s one more to know about: The new Phield House still has slots open in their various and sundry sporty day camps. They sound fun!

Heads up: FREE kids arts extravaganza happening this weekend at Philly Art Center in Fairmount. Saturday the 28th, from noon to 4 p.m. (rain date is Sunday at the same time) — in conjunction with the Fairmount Avenue Arts crawl. There’ll be art making, music, face-painting, a toddler zone, and a summer-camp giveaway!

Another good thing for the calendar: Nibble + Squeak is hosting a Mother’s Day celebration at The Barnes Foundation’s Garden Restaurant from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. (If you guys remember, Nibble + Squeak is the (so-smart!) dinner club for parents with their kids, and it sounds awesome.) Tickets and more info here!

And finally, speaking of Mother’s Day: We heard recently of a wellness getaway for women that seems like a fun, sort of different retreat for mamas. The annual Rise Gathering in the Poconos, scheduled for May 18-20 (and co-founded by a couple of Philly women) features 20 experts from across the country (all women) about health, wellness, mindfulness, sex, finance and business. Looks intriguing, no?