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This Week’s Buzz: February 1st – February 7th

Snow More 

Two back-to-back snow days after a trapped-at-home blizzard this week were a great reminder of how tough it is to be a working mom. And a stay at home mom. And a work from home mom. And a mom of one kid. And a mom of several kids. And a mom of a special needs kid and a mom of a typical kid and a mom of a busy inquisitive lego-loving kid and a mom of an eye-rolling, mostly sweet but sometimes sassy, loves to bake and hates to clean up kid.

Right?

By Tuesday afternoon, having farmed my kids out to their best auntie and a playdate so I could meet with a client on a major deadline, I was ready to head into the Triangle and Trolley Square plow those streets out myself with a few shovels and my minivan. No matter what you are rearranging – a doctor appointment, a work meeting, your kitchen cabinets – having the kids unexpectedly underfoot, hopped up on hot cocoa and dripping chunks of ice all over your kitchen floor – can make you desperate for a jailbreak.

They say…

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Buzz This Week
Monday, February 1st

  • Summer Camp programs registration begins for Members at the Delaware Nature Society
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  • Groundhog Gala 10am at the Ashland Nature Center, register
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Tuesday, February 2nd

  • Happy Groundhog Day! Shadow or no shadow? Spring soon or more Winter?
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  • Toddler Tales, Book Babies and Rhythm, Rhyme, & Story Time – all at the Brandywine Hundred Libary starting at 10am
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Wednesday, February 3rd

  • Linda Fratoni, Program Director for Yello Dyno and the creator of Private D. Wears, presents I Am the Boss of My Body Recommended primarily for ages 3 and up, and is also appropriate for elementary students. 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Stetson Middle School
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  • 12:00pm Paint a StoryHour at Everyday Artist Studio, Registration required
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Thursday, February 4th

  • 10am – Tower Hill’s Toddler Time program
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  • 10:30am Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 3:30-7pm Summer Camp Fair at Tower Hill School
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Friday, February 5th

  • 10:30am – Glories of Stories at the DE Art Museum
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  • 5-8pm $5 Fridays at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 5:30-8pm Guilty Girls Warehouse Sale at Arsht Hall on Pennsylvania Avenue
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Saturday, February 6th

  • 8-11am Boy Scout Troop 99’s annual “All You Can Eat” pancake breakfast at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, located at 503 Duncan Rd. Bellefonte.. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Adult tickets are $6.00, children tickets $3.00 and children under 3 are free. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, plus sausage and juice, coffee, tea and hot cocoa.
  • Weekend Session Times at the Riverfront Ice Rink
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  • 10am Silly Wonderful You Storytime at Barnes & Noble Christiana Mall
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  • 10am-2pm Guilty Girls Warehouse Sale at Arsht Hall on Pennsylvania Avenue
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  • 2pm Snow White at the DE Children’s Theatre
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  • 1-4pm Science Saturday – Move the Powder Keg at Hagley
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Sunday, February 7th

  • Sunday Pajama Brunch at Buckley’s Tavern
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  • 11am-1pm First Sunday for Families at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 10am-4pm Free Admission to DE Art Museum on Sundays
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Save the Date
  • February 9th – “Me & My Grown Up Yoga Class” – a four-part series featuring Le Petit Yogi, at the DMNH, Registration
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  • February 9th – Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Dinner Party for Ministry of Caring
    (Adults Only – Good Food, Great Music, Fun for a good cause.)
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  • February 12th – 6:30pm Parent’s Night Out: Natural Valentines at the DEEC on the Riverfront, Registration
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  • February 13th – Chinese New Year Party at the CACC in Hockessin
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  • February 15th – OrKid Days at Longwood Gardens
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  • February 16th – Summer Camp programs registration begins at the Delaware Nature Society for the Public
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  • February 20th & 21st – Greenberg’s Great Train & Toy Show
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  • February 20th – Chinese New Year Celebration at the DE Art Musuem
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The Zika Virus, What You Need to Know

If you or anyone you know is pregnant or plans to get pregnant there are a few things to know about the Zika virus and how to avoid it. What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus is in the same family as the West Nile, yellow fever and dengue virus. It is spread by tiny Aedes mosquitos. There is some emerging information about possible spread through blood and semen. Does everyone who is bitten by an infected mosquito get sick? No, only 1 in 5 people infected with the Zika virus get sick. The people that do get sick usually have rash, conjunctivitis, fever and headache. They get better in about a week. What is the danger for pregnant women? Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly (small brain). A child with microcephaly often … [Read More...]

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

What’s Cooking?  Someone recently asked me how long our renovation took. My answer: 12 years and 8 weeks. The first day we stepped foot in our home, we fell in love with it. The wood floors. The old windows. Screened in porch and wood-burning … [Read More...]