Looking for something to do this weekend? The weather is supposed to be great, so bring the kids to the Spring Festival at Seger Park on Sunday. This is a fundraising event and the park is located at 11th and Lombard.
My, my the weather has taken a turn for the better, no? It's been positively glorious outside and this weekend promises more of the same.
And great news: Franklin Square is officially open. Not that the playground itself ever closes, of course, but now the merry-go-round and mini-golf are open too. Better yet, Square Burger is back to provide burgers, dogs, salads and sundaes.
Okay, so yeah, it's a little touristy and yes, it can get crowded. But there's something so idyllic about bringing my kid to ride the carousel and buy him a hot dog afterwards that I don't even care.
This weekend, March 27th and 28th, the Philadelphia Zoo is celebrating spring by hosting a Bunny Hop. This event includes crafts, games and egg hunts (at scheduled times). Bring your basket to join in the fun! This event is free with the price of admission.
On Monday, March 29th, the Please Touch Museum will play host to the unveiling of twenty painted Phillies Phanatic statues that will be placed around the city for the summer tourist season. This is the kickoff event of the "Phanatic Around Town" Promotion and if you wear red to the Please Touch Museum, you'll receive $2 off admission. Plus, it's a chance to see all 20 statues at once.
So it's no secret that I love Learning Express Toys. This weekend the Learning Express Toys in Broomall is having a storewide 20% off sale (Easter basket supplies anyone?). To boot, Elmo will be making guest appearances on Saturday, March 20th from 10am to 3pm. I'm going to test the waters and see if my little guy will actually go near Elmo this time.
The Learning Express in Broomall is located in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center, 1991 Sproul Road.
As you probably know, this blog is specifically geared towards those with small kids who are living and working in Center City. And while I do sometimes post about places and events outside Center City proper, I love passing along info that is local. Places you can walk to and bring your kids. Especially when it's an independent retailer.
So, turns out Duross and Langel is having a one-day-only "snow day" sale TODAY, February 25th. Come in today and you'll receive 20% off your entire purchase.
I've posted about Duross and Langel before and while most items in the store are definitely geared towards moms and dads, they do carry some bath items for the wee little ones. Plus you can navigate the store with a stroller and the people are friendly.
Duross and Langel is located at 117 S. 13th Street. Stop by today only for your 20% off!
A friend of mine mentioned this series of events called "OrKid Days" happening at Longwood Gardens. They involve kid-friendly music and traveling zoo animals. The next OrKid Days is tomorrow, February 20th from 12pm-3pm. Tomorrow, the Suzi Shelton Band will be playing and animals will be on display from the Brandywine Zoo.
If you're feeling a touch of cabin fever (and really, who isn't these days?), this may be something new and different to do with the kids. Plus, there's always the Indoor Children's Garden, open all year long. I have heard that it's pretty easy for the little ones to get wet in the fountains though, so you may want to bring a change of clothes.
I apologize for the long absence...but we had some post-delivery complications over here and between an additional stint in the hospital and the sleep deprivation that comes with a newborn, I just haven't been getting down to business.
But now I'm back and starting the new year off with a fairly lame post about the Babies R Us Trade In Event. You might remember they did this in the fall as well. The basics are that you can take any old item you have that falls under a certain catergory (for example: high chairs, strollers or car seats) and "trade" them in for 25% off a new item.
The idea is to prevent people from using older items that have been passed down and may have been recalled (or might not meet today's safety standards). Personally, I think this concept works well if you were planning on buying a particular item anyway and can use this as a way of getting 25% off. Like, I'm thinking about getting a new pack-n-play, so I may as well "trade" in my old one for the coupon.
Anyway, if you were thinking about getting yourself some new baby gear, check this out!
Hi all! So I had a baby girl a week ago and will be taking a short maternity leave. Posting will be light (well, lighter than even usual--sorry about that), but as soon as I get back into a routine, I'll be posting with all sorts of new info about having a newborn (and toddler!) in the city.
Happy New Year (a little late!) from Philadelphia Moms! I'll be honest: with a new baby due next week, I've gotten sort of lazy. I received the following press release from the good folks at the Got Milk? Campaign and I'm just going to post it here. But it sounds like a great event! See below:
‘GREAT GALLON GIVE’ VISITS PHILADELPHIA TO DISTRIBUTE THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF FREE MILK TO AREA RESIDENTS
Nation’s Milk Processors Launch the ‘Great Gallon Give’ to Help Make It Easier for America’s Moms to Build Strong Families in 2010
[Philadelphia] (January 8, 2010) – With the start of the New Year, the nation’s milk processors want to make it easier for America’s moms to set the table with milk and build strong families in 2010.
The National Milk Mustache ‘got milk?’ Campaign launches a new initiative this week called the “Great Gallon Give.” From coast to coast, the new program will give away hundreds of thousands of gallons of milk – the equivalent of more than three million servings – to help raise awareness of the important role milk plays in building strong families.
The “Great Gallon Give” will be in Philadelphia on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Reading Terminal Market from 11AM-2PM. Local milk processor Lehigh Valley Dairy has teamed up with the National Milk Mustache ‘got milk?’ Campaign to supply Philadelphia residents with thousands of free gallons of milk while supplies last.
In an effort to help families in need, area processors will also be supplying gallons of milk to a local food bank as a part of MilkPEP’s partnership with Feeding America, the country’s largest network of food banks that serves more than 25 million people facing hunger in this country.
Philadelphia residents can get involved by visiting the event and by passing a virtual gallon of milk to friends on Facebook (Facebook.com/MilkMustache). For every virtual gallon passed, $1 will go to Feeding America.
“We want to salute moms for all they do to help build strong families,” said Vivien Godfrey, CEO of the Milk Processor Education Program. “When you sit down to a meal together, you’re doing something good for your family. When you set the table with milk, you are providing your family with the most nourishing choice possible.”
At the “Great Gallon Give” event in Philadelphia, families can receive a free gallon of milk while supplies last, pose like their favorite celebrity for a free souvenir Milk Mustache photograph and speak to a local registered dietitian about the many health benefits of drinking lowfat and fat free milk.
Milk’s Role in Building a Strong Family
“Milk is an easy and affordable way for moms to celebrate their family and make sure they get the nutrients they need,” Godfrey said. “At less than 25¢ per glass, milk is a nutritional bargain. It offers more nutrients per penny than virtually any other drink. The nutrients in milk are particularly important for growing children, who frequently fall short in calcium, vitamin D, potassium and magnesium – all nutrients supplied by milk.”
In recent years, soft drinks and sugary fruit drinks have been edging out milk at mealtime, but these drinks do not provide the nourishment kids need. Studies show that kids who regularly drink lowfat milk instead of these sugary beverages have better quality diets, stronger bones and tend to be leaner.
Whymilk.com also features a variety of content designed to help you build a strong family. The site features the latest tips, information and stories from the latest Milk Mustache celebrities and expert contributors. Also, by using the “Milk for All Ages” tool on the site, you can determine how milk helps you and your family be your best at any age.
To start participating in the Great Gallon Give, visit WhyMilk.com, you can register for a chance to win a year’s worth of free milk. The first 125,000 people to enter the contest will receive a downloadable coupon for free milk with purchase.
About the National Milk Mustache "got milk?"® Campaign
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation's milk processors, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board, through MilkPEP, runs the National Milk Mustache "got milk?®" Campaign, a multi-faceted campaign designed to educate consumers about the health benefits of milk. For more information, go to www.whymilk.com. Deutsch, A Lowe and Partners Company, is the creative agency for the National Milk Mustache "got milk?®" Campaign.
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides food to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States each year. The Feeding America network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states and supports about 63,000 local charitable agencies and 70,000 programs, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need.