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Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Coming to Glen Mills

“Solving growth spurts. Saving budgets.” Um, you can say that again!

Head to upcoming Just Between Friends’ award-winning children’s and maternity consignment sale in Glen Mills and your wallet will definitely thank you. Stocked with 160,000 new and gently-loved items, shoppers can expect to find tons of toys, books, shoes, games, baby gear, outdoor equipment, clothes (baby to teen!), and more at 50-90% off retail prices. Considering how quickly our little ones grow and how badly we want to give ‘em the best of the best, this much-loved sale is a budget-watching mama’s dream come true. Oh, and if you’re looking to make a little cash you can register to consign at the event too. Out with the old, in with the new-to-you.

The Best Philadelphia Area Sledding Spots for Kids

Snow in Philadelphia can be hit or miss, but when it does hit, you want to be prepared! Not just with the milk and bread and indoor activities, but with the best spots for you and your kiddos to go celebrate the awesome, snowy days. Whether you are going sledding in the city or out in the suburbs, we have you covered! Here we break down the best spots (not just by their cool factor, but also by age group), so you know exactly where you should head the next time Old Man Winter shows his face.

If snow fails to show its head again—never fear, there is always ice skating and snow tubing to help us keep up the winter spirit!

Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Holiday Parades in and around Philly

If you're looking to start a new family tradition this Christmas (or keep up an old tradition), tree lighting ceremonies and Christmas parades are sure to fulfill your needs. From the beautiful dazzling lights, to visits with Santa, hot cocoa, and more, these events are sure to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit. If you're looking for more holiday fun, check out our guide as well as our events calendar to see everything happening in the area!

Thanksgiving Weekend Fun for Philly Kids Nov 24-27: Parade, Turkey Runs, Holiday Activities

Thanksgiving and the long weekend that follows are finally here! Fill your holiday break with family, friends, food, and lots of fun.

Stake out a spot along JFK Bouvelard to watch the 6abc Thanksgiving Day Parade, which includes amazing floats and spectacular performances from the Disney princesses, the cast of The Wizard of Oz, and Mickey Mouse, too. Or, set your DVR for the parade and opt to participate in one of the many turkey day races. The North Wales Turkey Trot, Philadelphia Turkey Trot, or Moorestown Turkey Trot are all held on Thanksgiving morning while the Cardinal Foley School Turkey Trot 5K and Family Fun Walk and St. Bernadette Turkey Trot are held on Saturday.

After Thanksgiving dinner is finished and leftovers are put away, gather the family to kick off the holiday season. Whether it is Santa trains, holiday lights, or Christmas shows, there is something for everyone. Whatever you choose, Mommy Poppins hopes you have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

10 Great Places to Learn Gymnastics in and around Philly

Finding the right activities for kids can be challenging, especially with everthing from art to dance classes available. Gymnastics is a popular choice, one that peaks in popularity every four years, just as it did this year after parents and kids watched Simone Biles' spectacular performances during the Olympics. This list includes both recreational gymnastics facilites as well as places where training for competition is the goal. 

Where to Donate Halloween Candy in the Philly Area

It's that time of year again—the sugary treats are flowing freely from trick-or-treating, parties, and parades, and parents are either hiding their kids' Halloween haul or eating it themselves. There must be a better way, right? Never fear—Mommy Poppins has the solution. Whether you're in the city or the suburbs, you can find local businesses that'll turn sugar highs into good deeds. 

Alternatives to Traditional Trick-or-Treating for Philly Families

Trick-or-treating is an annual custom that many families enjoy every Halloween. However, not every child or grown-up is all about roaming the streets for the sole purpose of getting candy from their neighbors (or strangers)! When October 31 rolls around, be sure to check out all the great trick-or-treat alternatives in the Philadelphia area—whether they take a hayride, play in a pumpkin patch, or pick up some tasty tidbits from the local mall, little ones will still get to dress up and have fun on Halloween, without the traditional door-to-door candy gathering. Plus, don’t forget to check our Event Calendar regularly—new activities are added daily.

Mommy Poppins Philadelphia would love to see some cute costumes! Follow us on Instagram, post a photo or two, and tag us @MommyPoppinsPHL so we can marvel at the adorable kiddos in and around the area.  

9 Kid-Friendly Fall Hikes in the Philly Area

It's fall! Time to get outside without sweating profusely or jumping into the water. This is the time to take a deep breath, listen to the leaves crunching beneath your feet, and enjoy the outdoors before snow and holiday planning set in. 

Taking the kids hiking on trails in autumn is a great way to get a fresh look at the world. Baby-wear the littlest members of the family, and make it fun for the little ones by playing fall-leaf bingo or I-spy with fall colors. If your teens and tweens are in tow, they'll probably enjoy some of the more challenging trails with their earbuds drowning out the sounds of nature. It's okay; at least they're outside. Read on for some of the best fall hikes for families in Philly and the suburbs.

Where to Get Fit with Baby: Mommy & Me Fitness Classes

It’s hard to make the time to get back into shape after baby arrives, and maybe even more so once that bundle of joy begins to crawl and walk. Try one of these gyms that offer babysitting, or if you're not quite ready to leave baby, check out a Mommy & me fitness classes. Moms bring their babies, some snacks or toys, water bottles, and enjoy time with the baby while stretching, strengthening and nurturing their bodies. 

Suburban Indoor Play Spaces near Philly for Kids of All Ages

Indoor play spaces have a bunch of benefits – they provide fun out of the sun or rain or cold and offer a variety of activities, including those that wouldn’t be as safe or accessible outside like rock climbing. Take the kids to one of these great places to burn some energy whether they want to bounce, climb, or play sports. For play places specifically for toddlers and preschoolers, check here for Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware counties.

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