Whether you call them Grandma, Granddad, Nana, or Poppop, grandparents add an enormous amount of value to the life of a child. They're the best babysitters, treat sharers, spoilers, and we love them so. And what better excuse than Grandparents Day (September 9) to send the kids out for some fun with their grands...and get some time to yourself! To help you and the extended family out, we've rounded up some wonderful ways to celebrate grandparents. From sporting events to nature excursions, there is something for everyone. Keep reading to discover all the ways to show Mom Mom and Pop how much you love them this Grandparents Day. So, #DoSomethingGrand, #TakeAGrandie and make #GrandparentsDay special for the loved ones in your family.
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In the beginning of summer, many Philly families create a summer bucket list. You know, a list of summertime "to-do's" that provide fun, entertainment, and even some educational value. As August enters its last days, it's imperative to make the last days of summer count. If you didn't make a bucket list (or can't even find it), no worries. We have rounded up our top 10 activities that every Philly family should try to experience before school schedules take over. Read on and get cracking - there isn't much time left!
Preparing a kid's closet for the cool breezes of autumn can hit a Philly family right in the wallet. But, it doesn't have to. Purchasing children's clothes by shopping local consignment sales is one way to save some cash. Throughout Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, consignment sales offer families a place to buy gently used clothing, toys, baby items, and other childhood staples for a fraction of the retail price. Additionally, when your kids grow out of their clothes or toys, consignment sales provide an opportunity to sell these items for extra money.
With heat and humidity hitting us this summer, this weather is enough to turn even the sweetest kids into total grumps. And while staying in and enjoying your A/C has its perks, sometimes you just need to get out of the house. Fortunately, no matter the weather, there are amazing places to go romp and play in the city and the suburbs that can help you beat the heat.
The heat and humidity of the Delaware Valley can sometimes be unbearable. What better way to beat the heat than cooling off with some delicious frozen treats! We have rounded up some sweet spots to visit throughout the summer months- just in time for National Ice Cream Day on July 15. A few places even have special events for the occasion so read on to discover some of our favorite places to get ice cream. The bigger question is-- which flavor will you chose?
There's no doubt about it, swimming is an important life skill. That's why it's essential to teach kids how to swim at an early age. Plus, it means you can worry a little less during those long summer days at the pool or beach. We've rounded up some great nearby swimming lessons that are also affordable. Get the kiddos in their swimsuits and goggles and head on out to one of these great swim classes.
The dog days of summer have arrived in the Delaware Valley! With less rigid schedules and more daylight hours, Philly families have time to create their own personalized Summer 2018 Bucket List, unique to their family. But, don't think you have to go it alone. Mommy Poppins has rounded up a ton of exciting summer activities such as nature programs, outdoor concerts, theater productions, educational opportunities (Bonus: The kids won't even realize they are learning) and free movies. There will be no time for children to be bored!
Be sure to browse our comprehensive post featuring amazing 100 Free Things To Do with Kids in Philly this Summer, as well as our ultimate bucket list, 100 Things to Do with Philly Kids Before They Grow Up. Make this summer the best one yet.
Show your mama some love this Mother's Day with the best freebies (or deeply discounted options) rounded up by the Mommy Poppins Philadelphia crew. After all, Philly moms do so much for their families. They chauffeur the kids to music lessons, art classes, and swim practices. They pack healthy lunches, shop for clothes, help with homework, and even plan family vacations. Make Mom and your budget happy with our top picks, and check out our events calendar for more Mother's Day weekend ideas.