Be Well Philly

Hey, Philly Parents: You Can Get a Free Crib from the City

Great news, parents! You can get a free Pack n’ Play crib delivered right to your door (contactless, of course), thanks to the Department of […]

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City Life

Here’s What the Feedback on Your Kid’s Report Card Really Means

What do your child’s teachers really mean when they drop their end-of-the-semester feedback? One local elementary-school teacher breaks down actual reports. 1 This kid is […]

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Money, Time, and Happiness: We Polled Philly Teachers About How Much They Like Their Jobs

Is your job fulfilling? Are the kids you teach happy? If you lucked into a grand, would you spend it on your students or yourself? […]

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City Life

We Interviewed 100 Philly-Area Teachers About What It Takes to Raise Happy, Successful Kids

There’s been much chatter in the media about parenting. Or, to be more specific, bad parenting. You can’t scroll too far into your newsfeed without […]

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City Life

What If There Was a City Official Whose Only Job Was to Make Philly Better for Kids?

This summer, the Scattergood Foundation — a behavioral health nonprofit — partnered with data analytics firm Azavea to produce a report on the well-being of […]

Life & Style

WATCH: Expecting Couple Runs “Philly Special” Gender Reveal

In February’s Super Bowl, Nick Foles made the risky suggestion in a fourth-and-goal situation to run the “Philly Special” — a play in which the […]

City Life

There’s Nothing Wrong With Fortnite. Parents Are the Problem.

It’s just over one month into Summer 2018, and there are a lot of parents of school-age kids going crazy right now trying to occupy, […]

City Life

Inside Philly’s New Day Care and Preschool Boom

The country’s birth rate is at an all-time low, but you’d never know it from walking around Philly. (Forget bike lanes; we need stroller lanes.) […]


Got Little Ones? Living in the City Will Save You a Bundle

If you’re in a family way, and you’re looking for a place that can accommodate your new arrival, you might want to read this, for […]

Be Well Philly

“Why I Ate My Own Placenta”

I consumed my own placenta. Let me just say I don’t wear hemp, I don’t own Birkenstocks, I do shave my armpits. I mean no […]

Be Well Philly

Is It Okay to Breastfeed in a Public Pool?

I’ve written a LOT about breastfeeding—particularly, the hullaballoo around public breastfeeding of late—but the latest brouhaha might take the cake. New York Magazine picked up a […]

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Do You Give Your Kid “Medication Vacations” from ADHD Drugs?

An interesting study of Texas parents of kids diagnosed with ADHD points up marked gender differences in how they give those kids “medication vacations” from […]

Be Well Philly

Dad Files: The First Time My Kid Said “Wheeee!”

The boys are big enough now, at one year old, to take out on the town. So the other day, me and Lisa took Eli […]

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Dad Files: The Terrifying Truth About Night Terrors

Babies cry according to what ails them. In rough terms, around our house, a holler signals loneliness, a wail for hunger, a scream—fear. The other […]

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If You Put Your Kid on Adderall, Don’t Hope for Better Grades

Predictably, a Wall Street Journal story reporting on the fact that ADHD drugs don’t improve academic performance is garnering comments bifurcated between “My child would […]