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Be Well Family: 9 Easy Ways to Find a Babysitter in Philly

Babysitters — the good ones, at least — are lifesavers. But finding them — the good ones, at least — can be an arduous process. Here, […]

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Be Well Family: The Best Advice for Philly Parents

From the moment one conceives until … well, forever, a parent gets advice. Incessant, unsolicited advice. Some of it is insane, some of it is […]

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Be Well Family: 10 Philly Places Every New Mom Should Know About

As more parents populate greater Center City, more places dedicated to serving parents have popped up — and thank goodness for that. Because sometimes all […]

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Be Well Family: Awesome Philly Fitness Classes for New (and New-ish) Moms

For a long time around here, mom-and-me fitness classes were a somewhat limited genre: There were only a few options here and there, and they […]

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Be Well Family: This Is a Mother’s Brain at Bedtime

The Scene 10:45 p.m., any given weeknight The Ritual 1. Washes face, brushes teeth, applies moisturizing face oil and eye cream. 2. Climbs into bed. […]

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Be Well Family: I Tried Those Period Undies. Here’s My Review.

It was possibly the shortest text exchange that my best friend and I have ever had. Christy: I think you should get a pair of […]

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Be Well Family: 8 Awesome Drop-In Gyms for Kids in Philly

This time of year is rough: Everyone is dying to get out and run around after a long, cooped-up winter, but the seasonal rain, mud, […]

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23 Free (or Basically Free) Things to Do With The Kids in Philly This Winter

Who among us isn’t always looking for more ideas of things to do with the kids? Ones that won’t break the bank? Especially at times like […]

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Be Well Family: My Christmas Decorating Fail

My mother has the most beautiful Lenox holiday china – white, ringed with simple holly leaves. We used that china (along with special holiday napkins) […]

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10 Awesome Mommy-and-Me Yoga Classes in Philadelphia and the Suburbs

Be Well Family is a collaboration with Wee Wander, a site dedicated to helping Philadelphia parents navigate their city. See more in this series here, or […]

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Be Well Family: In Praise of My Small Philly House

Be Well Family is a collaboration with Wee Wander, a site dedicated to helping Philadelphia parents navigate their city. See more in this series here, or […]

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Swim Lessons in Philadelphia: 15 (Indoor!) Spots to Get Your Kid in the Water

Ah, the children’s swim lesson. It’s an adorable rite of passage for babies and toddlers and little ones, and also the perfect cool-weather activity: The […]

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Things I Don’t Care About Since Becoming a Parent

Does motherhood change you? I never really thought so. I’m the same me I’ve always been, only with a permanent plus-one. I mean, sure, I have less […]

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8 Places for Hiking in Philadelphia with Kids

The playground is fun and all, but going for long walks — in nature — is something that benefits everyone in the family. Babies can nap, kids […]

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How I Made My Nights 20 Times Happier

Fifteen hours a week. I’m embarrassed to point this out, but I only spend 15 hours during the work week with my kids. There’s the frantic morning […]