9 Things to Do on St. Patrick’s Day for Kids

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Get in the Irish spirit with these family-friendly St. Paddy's activities 1.Make St. Patrick's Day Crafts From pretty rainbows to leprechaun-inspired projects, there are plenty of St. Patrick's Day craft ideas are sure to get everyone in the spirit of the holiday. We also have St. Paddy's Day DIY ideas that would appeal to the teens and tweens in your home. 2.Attend a St. Patrick's Day Parade Check out your city's site or browse your community calendar for upcoming St. Patrick's Day parades. Wear green—green wigs, green pants, green shoes, green everything—and paint shamrocks and rainbows on your kids' faces. Mid-March can be quite cold in many parts ... More

America’s 8 Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions For 2020

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When it comes to improving lifestyle habits and decision-making skills, there's no time like the present. Jan. 1, 2020 is fast approaching and so comes another round of New Year's resolutions. Thirty-eight percent of Americans intend on making New Year's resolutions for 2020, according to the Ispos 2020 New Year's Resolution study. Dreaming Big, Or Hardly Dreaming? Among the 38% who will take on resolutions, 20% will be making more than one resolution for the coming year and 18% will focus on a single resolution. What's the most popular New Year's resolution category for 2020? It's a dead heat. About ... More

30 Fun Things to Do Over the Holiday Break with Philly Kids

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With its train rides, holiday lights, and Philly area must-do activities, Christmas is almost here and so is winter break. Having the kids around the house for a week (or more) can be great, but it can also be exhausting. With cold weather here to stay, getting out of the house may be a little tougher than usual, but Philadelphia has plenty of fun activities to keep kids busy. Catch a play, visit a special exhibit, or get active outdoors. For more family fun ideas, check out our Christmas and Holiday Fun Guide! 1. Check out the family-friendly production of Little Red Robin Hood at People’s Light 2. Disney on Ice returns ... More

National Toy Safety Month

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With their children’s wish lists in hand, millions of parents head to the stores or jump online in December to score some coveted toys for the upcoming holidays. Before you add anything to your cart, take a moment to review what makes for a safe, age-appropriate toy. The advocacy group Prevent Blindness provides a safe toy checklist on their website, where they focus on eye injury prevention. Their suggestions include: Prior to purchasing, read all warnings and instructions on the box. Inspect toys for safe, sturdy construction. Ask yourself if the toy is right for your child's ability and age. Keep young ... More

5 Ways Giving Is Good for You

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Holiday shopping can be terrifying, yes. But research suggests it’s worth it: New studies attest to the benefits of giving—not just for the recipients but for the givers’ health and happiness, and for the strength of entire communities. Of course, you don’t have to shop to reap the benefits of giving. Research suggests the same benefits come from donating to charities or volunteering your time, like at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter. Here are some of the ways that giving is good for you and your community. 1. Giving makes us feel happy. A 2008 study by Harvard Business ... More
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