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This Week’s Buzz: January 26th – February 1st

Don’t Remind Me 

A reminder popped up on my screen a few minutes ago: Twins’ Birthday, in One Day.

As if I could forget. As if I could ever forget. As if, on their birth day, I wasn’t born too. I think it’s that way for all of us. No matter how many times we give birth, or welcome a new baby into our arms whether they came from inside of us or not, that’s our birthday too.

There are moments from their birth day (and that of their sister) that are burned forever in my mind. A conversation with the doctor and she was performing a c-section and I was chatting away as if I wasn’t about to add two kids to our family. The feeling of that tiny warm body held closely to mine for the first time. A peek of tiny newborn cuteness and giant eyes before he (I can’t remember which baby) was whisked away to NICU for a brief visit. But mostly, what I remember best is…

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Buzz This Week
Monday, January 26th

  • 10:30 Book Babies at Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 11am Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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  • 3pm-6pm Afterschool Special at Oasis Family Fun Center
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Tuesday, January 27th

  • 10:30am-11:30am Toddler Tuesday at the Kalmar Nyckel 
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Wednesday, January 28th

  • 10am-11am Tyler Tales at Tyler Arboretum
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Thursday, January 29th

  • Community Camp Fair at Tower Hill School
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Friday, January 30th

  • 10:30am Flannel Friday at Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 10am-3pm Homeschool Hop at Stratosphere
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  • 8pm-11pm Big Bang DJ Night at Stratosphere
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Saturday, January 31st

  • 2pm Jack and the Giant Beanstalk at Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 10am-11am Maple Sugaring Exploration at Tyler Arboretum 
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  • 9am-11am Wilmington Ballet Academy Open House
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  • Looking for an indoor activity? Check out Mid Atlantic Grand Prix
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Sunday, February 1st

  • 10am-Noon PNC Arts Alive Family Programs – Artful Animals at Brandywine River Museum
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  • 10am-3pm Family Studio at Philadelphia Museum of Art
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  • 2pm Jack and the Giant Beanstalk at Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Save the Date
  • February 6th and 7th Guilty Girls Warehouse Sale
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  • February 8th Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival
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  • February 12th 10am Free Valentine’s Party at Darlington Arts Center
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  • February 14th Victorine’s Valentine’s Day at Hagley
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Giving Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Safely

Acetaminophen (common brand names Tylenol, Panadol) and Ibuprofen (common brand names Motrin, Advil) seem so benign.  However, when too much is given, it can be very dangerous.  It is easy to give too much.  You may be in a hurry, guess at the dose, give the  medicine too often or give too much because you didn't realize that a combination cold medicine already contained acetaminophen or ibuprofen.  Read these 10 reminders then print out the dosage charts and keep them readily available. Do not give acetaminophen (or any medicine) to a baby under 3 months old without talking to your doctor.  Acetaminophen can mask a fever and a newborn with fever needs testing to make sure there is no serious illness. Know your child's … [Read More...]

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This Week’s Buzz: January 19th – January 25th

Living Amish This is a true story about how a modern minivan-driving 40-something working mother of three managed to survive 96 hours without her iPhone.(spoiler alert: it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be) (but I still wouldn't recommend … [Read More...]