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This Week’s Buzz: August 25th – August 31st

Happy New Year!

Forget January 1 — September is the REAL New Year. Back to school means new teachers, new classmates, new routines. New soccer teams, new practice schedules, new teammates, new age groups. New shoes. And for mom, a new opportunity to do it better than we did last year.

And so the last week of summer has been spent cleaning out closets, making way for new clothes that fit and piling up the cast-offs. We’ve invested in new water bottles and cleaned out the random straws, lids, and bottles that have multiplied like rabbits in the dark recesses of the kitchen cabinets.

We’ve loaded up on…

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Buzz This Week
Monday, August 25th

  • Ride the Wilmington Trolley for a reduced rate of $1 per one way trip
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Tuesday, August 26th

  • 11am-3pm Toddler Tuesday at Stratosphere Trampoline Park
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Wednesday, August 27th

  • Noon-2:30pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farms
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  • 10am-8pm Morris Arboretum open late on Wednesdays
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Thursday, August 28th

  • Olde Ridge Village Summer Concert Series 
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  • Screenings Under the Stars at Penns Landing
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Friday, August 29th

  • $5 After 5pm at Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • Blue Rocks Post Game Fireworks
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Saturday, August 30th

  • 8pm-9:30pm Sky Tour at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
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  • 12pm-3pm Star Wars Science Day at Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • Star Spangled Crafts for Kids at Chadds Ford Historical Society Barn Visitors Center. Please call the office at 610-388-7376 to register so they can have enough supplies at hand.
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  • Longwood Gardens Fireworks & Fountains
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  • Labor Day Weekend Fireworks at Sesame Place
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Sunday, August 31st

  • Summer Picnic Specials at West Chester Railroad
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  • Labor Day Weekend Fireworks at Sesame Place
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Save the Date
  • Sept. 6th & 7th Chadds Ford Days
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  • Sept. 6th & 7th The Mushroom Festival
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  • Sept. 6th & 7th Brandywine Festival of the Arts
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  • Sept. 13 – Sept 21 Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Railroad
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  • September 12-14 Brick Fest Live!
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  • Sunday, September 14th Car Show at Hagley
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  • Saturday, September 20th 8am-Noon Pancakes for Parkinsons at Sanford School
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Speeding Up the Morning Routine

Are you ready to rise early and run the hour long sprint that it takes to get everyone out the door for school?  I am not so I am starting now to think of ways that I can make it less stressful and quicker. 1.  Do as much as possible the night before.  I am usually so exhausted by the time everyone goes to bed that I cannot get myself to think of the next day.  But when I do, it makes a huge difference.  Make sure the backpack is set (including any permission or order forms), lunch is made, gym clothes are ready, shoes are located, and clothes are laid out. 2.  Make it fun!  For the competitive kid, add a little sport.  First one dressed and down for breakfast gets to pick what we are eating.  Tell your child, "I will time … [Read More...]

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This Week’s Buzz: August 18th – August 24th

Movie NightFor our family, summer means long hours outdoors. Pool, beach, bikes, playgrounds -- I don't really care how we tire ourselves out, but with no "schedule" and no "routine," we really really need to be tired at bedtime. If we're too tired, … [Read More...]