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This Week’s Buzz: November 24th – November 30th

I’ve got your American Girl right here Have you seen this new doll? The one that is proportioned like an average woman and even comes with add-on stickers of cellulite and stretch marks for extra fun?

I’m all about positive body image and not holding ourselves to impossible standards and not buying into the fashion industry and embracing our “imperfections.” I mean, I *have* been known to refer to my own stretch marks (full-term twins, suckas!!!) as battle scars and I am pretty proud that I built three humans (and nursed them!) with this out-of-shape body, but the doll? I don’t get it.

There’s nothing fun about it. Aren’t toys supposed to be fun? Why is it…

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Monday, November 24th

 

Tuesday, November 25th

  • Santa has arrived at local malls – beat the holiday crowds, get your pictures taken early! 

    Concord Mall - read more
    Christiana Mall - read more
    King of Prussia - read more

 

Wednesday, November 26th

  • Great day to hit the movies! Cinemark Movie Theatre at Christiana Mall now open!
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Thursday, November 27th – Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Friday, November 28th

  • Black Friday Madness at DCM
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  • A Brandywine Christmas opens at Brandywine River Museum 
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Saturday, November 29th

  • A Great Weekend to visit DCM – check out the new Touch Tank!
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  • 2pm Scrooge at Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • Small Business Saturday 
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  • Black Friday Celebration at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
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  • Creative Castles Family Program & Knights and Ladies Meet & Greet at Brandywine River Museum 
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Sunday, November 30th

  • A Great Weekend to visit DCM – check out the new Touch Tank!
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  • 2pm Scrooge at Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Save the Date
  • Friday, December 5th, Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th Holiday Open House at Rockwood Museum
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  • Saturday, December 6th 9am-3pm Wawaset Holiday Market
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  • Saturday, December 6th 12pm-4pm Meet Santa and His Pony at Carousel Park 
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  • Friday, December 12th 4pm-6pm Glasgow Park Tree Lighting 
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Help Your Children Feel Grateful

We all want our children to feel grateful.  It is a satisfying and pleasurable experience and a huge component of overall happiness.  However, it can be challenging to teach our well schooled, enriched, well fed and generally doted upon children how to appreciate both the material and non-material blessings in our lives.  How can we cultivate gratitude in our children? 1.  At the start of a meal, go around the table and ask each person what he or she is thankful for today.  Keep it positive even if someone is finding it difficult to find something to appreciate.  Eventually, it becomes a part of the dinner routine and most children enjoy sharing a part of their day.  Even the guests usually join in! 2.  If things turn … [Read More...]

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This Week’s Buzz: November 17th – November 23rd

All About that Bass? So. Kim Kardashian left nothing to the imagination this week, according to every single newsfeed and morning drive DJ in all the world. And you know you’re a mom when all you can think about is WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS SHE … [Read More...]