Christine Speer Lejeune

covid generation
City Life

What Is Pandemic Life Doing to Our Kids? Maybe Not What We Think

Times are tough, but our kids are tougher.

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City Life

In Their Own Words: 7 Philly Kids Write About Their Pandemic Experiences

Local nonprofit Mighty Writers asked these kids to put down on paper their thoughts about the pandemic. Here’s what they had to say.

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City Life

When You’re Rowhome Parenting in a Pandemic, Everyone Can Hear You Shouting

Raising kids in the city — and during a pandemic — has ruined any illusion that I’m a flawless mom.

rocks state park hikes
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Rocks State Park

Climb the East Coast’s most majestic rock and take a dip under a hidden waterfall.

lums pond state park
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Lums Pond State Park

Fly through the sky, sail calm waters, and bed down in a cozy yurt.

valley forge
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Valley Forge National Historical Park

Soak in some history, hike Mount Misery — or Mount Joy! — and be home by happy hour.

hickory run state park hike
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Hickory Run State Park

Find the beauty in “Shades of Death” and dine atop a natural wonder.

cape may in the fall
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Cape May in the Fall

Get your fill of farms, charm and natural wonders.

seven mile island
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Seven Mile Island in the Fall

Where to head for quiet beaches, bay sunsets and ritual mud baths.

asbury park
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Asbury Park in the Fall

Visit in autumn for the Boss, a bustling boardwalk and a foodie’s paradise.

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City Life

How the Pandemic Taught Me to Embrace My Clutter

I’d always aspired to Marie Kondo-style minimalism. But a global crisis has me rethinking what can “spark joy.”

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Foobooz

Best of Philly: Here’s to the People Who Kept Us Fed Amid COVID-19

They’ve kept our grocery stores stocked, they’ve delivered our takeout, and they’ve helped us hold it all together. 

nurturing friendships
City Life

How the Coronavirus Shutdown Rekindled Our Appreciation of Friendship

One of the many things quarantine revealed to us is what deeply social creatures we are — exactly how much we crave interaction with people who aren’t linked to us by blood or law.

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City Life

Helen Gym Is the Most Popular Politician in Philadelphia

Which is either very good news or very bad news, depending on where you stand.

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Be Well Philly

Philly Has Entered the Golden Age of Skin Care

Today, beauty is about becoming the best version of you. Luckily for us, our region’s filled with specialists, spas and boutiques to help us put our best faces forward.