School Lunch Memories

Every school cafeteria offers a familiar scene. As lunchboxes open, eyes dart from one child to the next, and then comes the classic question: what ‘cha got? School lunches draw up memories even…

Should My Child Get Vaccinated?

According to the World Health Organization, vaccination prevents 3.5 million to 5 million deaths globally each year. Yet, in recent years the number of unvaccinated children has skyrocketed. We talked…

Fall Fests in the Delaware Valley

The soft crunch of leaves, crisp autumn air and scent of warm apple cider are just around the corner. Fall brings with it a season of fantastic weather and bountiful community festivals. Here are our picks for fall festivals in…

Have Fun Exploring and Creating Music!

What’s that sound you hear? It’s your child singing the latest hit as they dream of being the next reality tv show winner! Or maybe your toddler has built a drum set with pots and pans while their older sibling…

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Good Intentions Don't Prevent Cavities

Parents choose juice boxes, gummy vitamins and bottled water with their kids' health in mind, but it could lead to more cavities, warns Dr. Rachel A. Maher.

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School Lunch Memories

Every school cafeteria offers a familiar scene. As lunchboxes open, eyes dart from one child to the next, and then comes the classic question: what ‘cha got? School lunches draw up memories even…

Have Fun Exploring and Creating Music!

What’s that sound you hear? It’s your child singing the latest hit as they dream of being the next reality tv show winner! Or maybe your toddler has built a drum set with pots and pans while their older sibling…

The New School Experience

At the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, we are proud to offer students in grades K-12 an alternative to traditional education. Families look…

Camps & Classes

Delaware Valley Cooking Classes

Cooking is an important life skill and an art, but it can also be a fun bonding experience for you and your child. Learning to cook teaches kids about nutrition, health and all…

Summer Camps in the Delaware Valley Area

This comprehensive collection of summer camps in the Delaware Valley area has something for every child, from art to tech to basketball  there's a way for your child to…

The Benefits of Summer Camps for Special Needs

As the chilly winds of winter blow through the mid-Atlantic region, many of us long for the sunny days of summer. For our kids, it’s not only the warmer weather that boosts summer’s appeal. They look forward to swapping school…

Ages & Stages

Delaware Valley Doula and Midwife Highlights

Doulas Doula Belle 267-797-8892 doulabelle.com Areas Served: Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey and surrounding areas Doula Belle is LGBTQIA+ friendly and offers antepartum, birth and postpartum support…

How to Throw a Good Kids' Party

By Leenika  Belfield-Martin You’ve sent invitations, bought decorations, made a list (and checked it twice) … now you’re ready to throw your child the best birthday party of the…

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Books to Celebrate Differences

Different children have fun in different ways, learn in different ways and see the world in  different ways. These books feature these unique children. All are available to check out from the Free Library of Philadelphia. board book “I Like…

My Turn: Where They Speak My Language

I have three kids, and none of them arrived with an instruction manual. I consulted parenting books, provided educational toys, read the Wall Street Journal to my first newborn because…

Disability Resources in the Delaware Valley

These resources are highlights from our disability resources directory which can be found in our digital issue, here.   Charities & Foundations FACES 4 Autism 2900 Fire Road Egg Harbor Township,…

Parent You Should Know: Beverly Caldwell

Beverly Caldwell is a psychology student with a concentration in child development, completing her degree online at Southern New Hampshire University. She also runs a home…

Health

Obstetrician and Dietary Specialist Highlights

Obstetricians Advocare The OB GYN Specialists 157 Route 73 Voorhees, NJ 08043 856-874-9555 Professionals attempt vaginal birth whenever possible and offer support for vaginal births after C-sections. They support all…

Should Your Child Get Braces?

Orthodontics is not only about making a smile pretty. Although not every child will need braces, having an early assessment can prevent issues such as crowding or breathing…

What to Know about Ectopic Pregnancy

One of the most blissful, anticipatory times in a woman’s life can be when trying to get pregnant or having confirmed a positive pregnancy test. But for some women, the initial high can…

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Books to Celebrate Differences

Different children have fun in different ways, learn in different ways and see the world in  different ways. These books feature these unique children. All are available to check out from the Free Library of Philadelphia. board book “I Like…

How to Have a Joyful Home

Curating joy in our life matters. It is more important than ever for parents to be intentional about creating experiences of joy for themselves and help their kids experience more of…

Books to Celebrate Father's Day and New Siblings

Mary Westbrook is a children's librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia. June ushers in the beginning of summer and Father’s Day. Changing seasons can also bring other changes, like pregnancy and new babies, into families’ lives. Celebrating a new…

How to Organize Baby Clothes

The secret to maintaining organization is simplicity. This point is never truer as it is when planning for a new addition to the family. Getting started Sorting clothing by size and season…

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