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NextHealth PHL

Everything You Need to Know About the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine and Kids, According to an Epidemiologist

As early as this week, the FDA is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency-use authorization in adolescents ages 12 to 15, and on […]

momfluencer
City Life

I Thought Making Money as an Instagram Momfluencer Would Be Easy

About a year ago, I fell deep into the rabbit hole of perfect motherhood on Instagram. I found myself awake well past midnight, unable to […]

buddha babe
Life & Style

Meet Buddha Babe, Mount Airy’s New Boutique for Gorgeous Handmade Baby Goods

Tina Dixon Spence speaks on her children’s line, Buddha Babe, and opening a storefront in the middle of the pandemic. What I make: “Bibs, blankets […]

covid generation
City Life

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

The moms are very worried. Since March of 2020 — when schools started closing and COVID got real — you can find them (okay, us) […]

dolly parton reading to kids as part of her dolly parton imagination library initiative
City Life

Dolly Parton Will Send Free Books to up to 2,000 Philly Kids Each Month

Dolly Parton is having a moment. A rather extended one, in fact. More than 54 years after she released her first album, the music icon […]

infant mortality
NextHealth PHL

Meet Montco Mamas, a New Initiative Fighting the Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality

Though U.S. infant mortality rates have been dropping nationally over the past 10 years — and even reached a historic all-time low in 2018 — […]

city parenting
City Life

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

One of the things I generally appreciate about living in a rowhome is the sense that I’m never truly alone. I mean this in a […]

A child participating in virtual school while his father attempts to work from home as well.
Be Well Philly

10 Virtual School Tips from a Philly Parenting Consultant

If you have school-age children in the Philadelphia area during COVID, chances are they are doing virtual school this fall. This presents a host of […]

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 […]

City Life

Will the COVID-19 Shutdown Have a Lasting Impact on My Cooped-Up Kids?

During our second week stuck at home, Georgia, my three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, turned to me and said, “Daddy, I stopped picking my nose. Can I go […]

millennials having kids
City Life

Why I, Like So Many in My Generation, Can’t Make Up My Mind About Having Kids

It seems like it used to be easier. Or at least that there wasn’t much deliberation involved. First comes love, Then comes marriage, Then comes […]

Business

4 Ways Employers Can Support New Moms at Work

There’s something no one really tells you about being a new mom: it can be lonely. I remember bringing my twins home from the hospital […]

deer hunting at heinz wildlife refuge
City Life

I Let My Son Try Archery Deer Hunting in Philly. Here’s What It Was Like

You might say that my wife and I were more than a little surprised when our 13-year-old son announced that he wanted to go deer […]

best public schools
City Life

The 40 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia and the Suburbs

We crunched the numbers on academic performance and learning environment to bring you the schools* at the top of their class. City Schools Listed alphabetically […]

report card comments
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 […]