This time of year, we are all rushing – rushing to work, to errands, to carline, to Toys R Us (the tenth circle of hell) before the coupon expires, teacher gifts, something for the bus driver, what am I getting for my parents who are impossible to shop for, cards, stamps, hostess gifts, party shoes, pictures with Santa, and on and on and on.
But last year, just about now, we were all—every one of us—stopped in our tracks by the unthinkable in Newtown, Connecticut. A room full of first graders. Senseless. A community in ruins. A country so very, very sad. And we were reminded that the most precious commodity of all, the one no one ever has enough of, is time.
11am Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park read more
Tuesday, December 10th
Tuesday nights are Family Sports Nights at Springer Middle School read more
PAWS sponsored reading at Claymont Library – Children practice their skills by reading a story to a bunny from the PAWS program. For reluctant readers age 5-10 years read more
Wednesday, December 11th
6pm-9pm An Old Fashioned Holiday at Marshall Steam Museum read more
Thursday, December 12th
Ladies Night at Everyday Artists in Hockessin – call ahead to reserve your spot read more
Thursday Evenings in December at Brandywine River Museum – special holiday events read more
Friday, December 13th
10am-8pm Choo Choo Barn’s Canned Food Fridays read more
6pm-9pm Family Pizza & Painting at Everyday Artists – call ahead to reserve your spot read more
The Night Before Christmas Train at Strasburg Rail Road read more
Saturday, December 14th
10am-4pm Holiday Nature Camp at Delaware Museum of Natural History read more
Winter Festival benefiting Toys for Tots read more
1pm-4pm An Old Fashioned Holiday at Marshall Steam Museum read more
Doors open at 11am, Show starts at 11:30am We Kids Rock Holiday Show read more
11am Newark Cinema Center 3 hosts FREE holiday movie matinees on Saturdays beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Admission is free with any non-perishable food item to benefit the Newark Area Welfare Committee’s Holiday Basket and Food Closet programs. read more
2pm Wizard of Oz at Delaware Children’s Theatre read more
3pm Jingle Bell Hayride at Bellevue State Park – register by 12/12 read more
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is important to take the time to protect your children from COMMON HOLIDAY DANGERS-some may surprise you.
1. “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…”
*Sledding can be very dangerous-avoid rocky areas, steep hills and overcrowded spots. Also, only use sleds that can be steered and make sure that there is no ice. It is a good idea to walk the sled path first to check for ice or unseen obstacles. In addition, only sled during daylight hours.
*A helmet should absolutely be worn for skiing and snow boarding, consider using a helmet for ice skating and sledding.
*Dress your children appropriately and watch for signs of frostbite on a cold day (frostbite causes aching pain and/or … [Read More...]
FirstsWhen they are babies, the firsts come one after another after another, so quickly that you can't keep track without a calendar and a baby book. First coo, first tooth, first sleepover at Gramma's, first time crawling, first throw-up virus. It … [Read More...]
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