Between Something and Nothing

Your typical weekend morning. Hot coffee, kids goofing off, washing machine running, TV on. I’m looking at the pile of clean dishes ready to be put away, the mountain range of laundry – some to be folded and sorted, some to be washed, all to be managed. I’m looking at the to-do list – get soccer snacks, finish out book fair paperwork, finalize Halloween costumes, call the guy about the thing, email about this and text about that … and husband wonders “what should we *do* today?”
Me: Umm, there’s plenty to do around here.
Him: No, I mean do something. Like go somewhere. Like do something.
Me: …. okay ….
but with little or no enthusiasm because while it sounds super fun to do something, what actually sounds so much better is doing absolutely nothing – or my version of nothing, which is piddling around the house putting away this and that, moving things from point A to point B, and repeatedly cleaning the kitchen all day long after every snack and meal. So that at 7 pm, when I’m ready to really do nothing, my feet are up and my kitchen is clean.
But then the guilt: will my children’s childhood memories be filled with watching a movie on the couch with mom, who is falling asleep with her readers on from the sheer exhaustion of having done all.the.things day in and day out? Or will we make memories on a twilight hike and a plate of chicken fingers from a nearby dining establishment? Let’s wait and see.

This Week’s Buzz: October 23rd – October 29th

Between Something and Nothing

Your typical weekend morning. Hot coffee, kids goofing off, washing machine running, TV on. I’m looking at the pile of clean dishes ready to be put away, the mountain range of laundry – some to be folded and sorted, some to be washed, all to be managed. I’m looking at the to-do list – get soccer snacks, finish out book fair paperwork, finalize Halloween costumes, call the guy about the thing, email about this and text about that … and husband wonders “what should we *do* today?”

Me: Umm, there’s plenty to do around here.

Him: No, I mean do something. Like go somewhere. Like do something.

Me: …. okay ….

but with little
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Buzz This Week
Monday, October 23rd

  • 11am Baby Story Time at the Route 9 Library
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  • 11am Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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Tuesday, October 24th

  • 10:30am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur
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  • 11am Toddler Tales at the Woodlawn Library
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Wednesday, October 25th

  • 9:30am Guess How Much I Love You? at the Copeland Hall in Wilmington
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  • 10:30am Animal Adaptations at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 11am-6pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 7pm Halloween Parade on Market Street in downtown West Chester, PA
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Thursday, October 26th

  • 10:30am CHILDREN’S READ-ALOUD TOUR at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 10:30am Story Time in the Gardens at Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 6-8pm Halloween Open House at the Kennett Fire House
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Friday, October 27th

  • 9:30am-6:30pm The Perfect Gift/Christmas Shop Foundation at The Pavilion in Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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  • 10:30am Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum, wear your costume.
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  • 5-8pm $5 After 5pm at the Delaware Children’s Museum, Harry Potter Science
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, October 28th

  • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 9:30am-4pm The Perfect Gift/Christmas Shop Foundation at The Pavilion in Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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  • 10am-4pm SCIENCE SATURDAY: MAKER DAY at Hagley
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  • 10am-8pm Halloween Comic Fest & Spookabration 2017 at The Comic Book Shop
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  • 11am-3pm Saturday Hayrides at the Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 11:30am-4pm Hayrides at Hagley
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  • 12pm & 2pm Great Pumpkin Express on the West Chester Railroad, reservations
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  • 2pm Honk! Performance at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 6pm Community Overnight at the Museum: Halloween Edition at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Reservations
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Sunday, October 29th

  • 11:30am-4pm Hayrides at Hagley
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  • 12-3pm Harvest Fest at Concord Mall
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  • 12-4pm Autumn Hayrides at Brandywine Creek State Park
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  • 12-5pm Halloween Comic Fest & Spookabration 2017 at The Comic Book Shop
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  • 12:30pm, 2pm, & 3:30pm Halloween Express on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
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  • 2pm Honk! Performance at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 3pm Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat Main St. in Newark
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  • 3pm Costume Parade for the Whole the Family at Linvilla Orchards
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  • 3pm 2017 Kennett Square Halloween Parade
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Save the Date
  • November 7th Meet the Author and Book Launch of How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe and Put It Back Together Again by David Teague at the Hockessin Book Shelf
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  • November 10th Holiday Day Camp at the Brandywine Zoo, registration
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  • November 10th School Day Off Camp at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Reservations
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  • November 11th Heart In The Game’s FREE EKG Screenings for DE Studentsat UD’s STAR Campus
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  • November 11th All Saints Catholic School Huge Once a Year Clothing and Toy Resale!
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  • November 11th St. David’s 49th Annual Craft Fair at St. David’s Episcopal Church, N. Wilm. Free admission & parking!
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  • November 14-19 The Wizard of Oz at the Playhouse in Wilmington
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To Do

Somewhere on the to-do list, between “feed family daily” and “make photo books from 2009” is allllll the other stuff – the daily things that never really make it on to the list because they just have to happen day in, day out and then the major long term projects that you will likely never get to. College friends were over the other night and we were as casual as you can only be with the friends you’ve had for decades – sweatpants, unwashed hair in ponytails, pile of unfolded laundry, plenty of vino. As the night was wrapping up and the husbands were collected kids and shoes, I scribbled out a quick to do list for myself for the morning. One friend commented that she never makes a to do list – she figures if it’s important, she’ll remember and if not, oh well. She said if she writes it all down, she feels like she’ll just implode from the pressure of knowing how little of it will really happen.
I get it. You just can’t do it all – but if you don’t, who will? This week’s list includes – but is certainly not limited to – four extracurriculars to chauffeur, picture day forms to complete, character parade at school and the napkins and plates I have to buy and bring for the after-party, two evening meetings and one evening fundraiser, and flu shots. Add it on to the work, the laundry, it’s no wonder that at the end of the night with college friends, the kids were all raring to go for hours more and the parents were yawning, with moms rubbing their eyes in the kitchen and dads “resting their eyes” while they watched college football on TV.
First on the to do list should be “get more sleep” but somehow that’s the hardest one of all … when the kitchen is cleaned up and closed until breakfast, the children are nestled all snug in their beds, the remote is in my hand and the DVR is on, it’s so tempting to stay up later and later and just enjoy the peaceful end of a crazy day.

This Week’s Buzz: October 16th – October 22nd

To Do

Somewhere on the to-do list, between “feed family daily” and “make photo books from 2009” is allllll the other stuff – the daily things that never really make it on to the list because they just have to happen day in, day out and then the major long term projects that you will likely never get to. College friends were over the other night and we were as casual as you can only be with the friends you’ve had for decades – sweatpants, unwashed hair in ponytails, pile of unfolded laundry, plenty of vino. As the night was wrapping up and the husbands were collected kids and shoes, I scribbled out a quick to do list for myself for the morning. One friend commented that she never makes a to do list – she figures if it’s important, she’ll remember and if not, oh well. She said if she writes it all down, she feels like she’ll just implode from the pressure of knowing how little of it will really happen.

I get it. You just can’t do...
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provides a faith-based education for
students in Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. The diverse and challenging curriculum offered at SMM affords every student an opportunity to succeed.

Our dynamic learning environment aims to honor the greatness in every student. SMM recognizes the importance of giving students the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually and academically.

Join us October 25
at 9:30 am or 6:30 pm in the library

to discover why St. Mary Magdalen is the perfect fit for your child!
Questions? Call Andi at 302-656-2745, ext. 135

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Buzz This Week
Monday, October 16th

  • 11am Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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  • 11am Baby Story Time at the Route 9 Library & Innovation Center in New Castle
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Tuesday, October 17th

  • 10:30am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur
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Wednesday, October 18th

  • 10:30am & 11:15am Jitterbugs at the Brandywine Hundred Libriary
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  • 11am-6pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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Thursday, October 19th

  • 10:30am CHILDREN’S READ-ALOUD TOUR at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 10:30am Story Time in the Gardens at Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 5-9pm The Great Pumpkin Carve in Chadds Ford, PA
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Friday, October 20th

  • 10:30am Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 5-7pm Boo at the Zoo at the Brandywine Zoo, Reservations
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  • 5-8pm $5 After 5pm at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 5-9pm The Great Pumpkin Carve in Chadds Ford, PA
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  • 6pm Candied Apple Making and Hayride at Bellevue State Park, reservations by Oct. 18th
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, October 21st

  • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 11am-3pm Saturday Hayrides at the Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 11:30am-4pm Hayrides at Hagley
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  • Fall Sleep Under The Stars at Carousel Park
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  • 2pm Honk! Performance at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 3-9pm The Great Pumpkin Carve in Chadds Ford, PA
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  • 5-7pm Boo at the Zoo at the Brandywine Zoo, Reservations
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  • 5:30-9pm Night at the Museum: Dragons after Dark at the DE Musuem of Natural History
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  • 6-9pm Halloween Spooktacular at Saint Edmond’s Academy
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Sunday, October 22nd

  • 11:30am-4pm Hayrides at Hagley
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  • 12-4pm Autumn Hayrides at Brandywine Creek State Park
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  • 2pm Honk! Performance at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Save the Date
  • October 25th Guess How Much I Love You? at the Copeland Hall in Wilmington
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  • October 28th Community Overnight at the Museum: Halloween Edition at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Reservations
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  • October 29th 2017 Kennett Square Halloween Parade
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  • October 29th Halloween Express on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
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  • October 29th Costume Parade for the Whole the Family at Linvilla Orchards
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  • October 29th Harvest Fest at Concord Mall
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A 10-Minute Shower Should be Mandatory for All Moms!

Kristin Barclay, Mom, Corporate VP, Shower-Lover.

 

The kids are back at school.  That means parents are back squeezing 30 hours into 18… tutors, athletics, homework… Whether you work outside the house or clock-in for mom duties at home, finding down time just got more challenging.

As moms, we all want that 10 minutes alone.  Just 10 minutes.  Alone. And I can’t think of a better place to hide than the shower. The shower is pure ‘you’ time – to think about NOTHING. Not what the kids are doing at school or how much laundry is piling up, or how prep for your office’s annual meeting is coming along. Just peace and quiet. (Well, ‘quiet’ in that wonderful, pulsating rainstorm kind-of-way.)

We all know that a shower does wonders for the body and soul.  And good news – whether you’re a fan of cold showers or hot showers, there are benefits to both:  Cold showers can improve circulation, relieve depression and keep skin and hair healthy. Hot showers can relieve tension, soothe stiff muscles and increase your oxytocin levels – easing anxieties, while also acting as a natural decongestant if you have cold symptoms.

A great shower lets your problems seem manageable. How many times have you either come up with a terrific idea in the shower, or just forgotten all of your troubles by singing in the shower?

But your time is precious, limited, and pulled in every different direction. So to make the most of those 10 minutes, choosing a showerhead that delivers everything you need – water pressure and water efficiency – is a must. And it will save yourself AND the environment – all before that first cup of coffee.

The Speakman Company offers high-performing, water conserving showerheads (called  low-flow showerhead) that responsibly conserve water without sacrificing an ounce of performance.

We are giving away 10 shower heads to 10 lucky Brandywine Buzz moms this fall! Click here to enter: https://goo.gl/forms/nEKkntD9sIEnKbqG2

Face it, ladies: the bathroom is where our day begins and ends. So, giving yourself a perfect shower is one way to ensure the perfect ‘me’ time. Soooo… soak up perfection, moms. You’ve earned it!

Kristin Barclay is vice president of marketing at Speakman, a Delaware-based and family owned since 1869. Speakman engineers a full line of premium bath, plumbing and safety products for the hospitality, commercial and residential industries. To learn more about Speakman’s water efficient showerheads, visit www.speakman.com

Connected Community

In Delaware – especially in Wilmington and the surrounding towns – we are all connected somehow. You can’t grab a gallon of milk at Walgreens without running into someone from your high school; you can’t take your kids for their flu shots without seeing the mom you chaperoned that field trip with. A visit to the orthodontist may as well be happy hour – in the waiting room, you’ll see a Girl Scout mom, two other moms from school, and a teenager who is a lifeguard at your pool who gives you the look because he’s pretty sure he’s only ever seen you in your bathing suit. If you have more than one kid in braces, forget it. You see the orthodontist more than you see your parents.
A generation of smiles in our community have been perfected by Dr. Penna and his wonderful staff.
Our hearts are hurting for him and his family. When a community loses a child, especially a community like Wilmington, it feels so personal – it *is* so personal. It feels like, but for the grace of whomever receives your thoughts and prayers, go all of us. We are all hugging our kids a little closer this week.
To the Penna family and the Archmere community, your strength and faith is an example to us all. Anthony must be as proud of you as you are of him. Our hearts are with you.

This Week’s Buzz: October 9th – October 15th

Connected Community

In Delaware – especially in Wilmington and the surrounding towns – we are all connected somehow. You can’t grab a gallon of milk at Walgreens without running into someone from your high school; you can’t take your kids for their flu shots without seeing the mom you chaperoned that field trip with. A visit to the orthodontist may as well be happy hour – in the waiting room, you’ll see a Girl Scout mom, two other moms from school, and a teenager who is a lifeguard at your pool who gives you the look because he’s pretty sure he’s only ever seen you in your bathing suit. If you have more than one kid in braces, forget it. You see the orthodontist more than you see your parents.

A generation of smiles in our community have been…
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Buzz This Week
Monday, October 9th

  • The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED  today for the Columbus Day holiday.
  • 10am – Registration open for next Monday’s Makin’ Music Performance at Glen Eagle Shopping Center
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  • 10am-3pm Delaware Children’s Museum Open Today!
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  • 10am-7pm Riverwalk Mini Golf Open!
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  • 1-5pm Ramsey Farm open to the public today.
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Tuesday, October 10th

  • 10am & 10:45am Family Story Time at Longwood Gardens
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  • 10:30am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur
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Wednesday, October 11th

  • 10:30am & 11:15am Montessori Play and Learn at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 11am-6pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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Thursday, October 12th

  • 10:30am CHILDREN’S READ-ALOUD TOUR at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 10:30am Story Time in the Gardens at Mt. Cuba Center
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Friday, October 13th

  • 10:30am Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 5-8pm $5 After 5pm at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 6-8pm Parent’s Night Out: Friday The 13th Myth Busters at the DEEC in Wilmington
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  • 7pm Haunted Hayrides at Brandywine Creek State Park
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, October 14th

  • 9am-12pm Grand Opening Celebration at the Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
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  • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 10am-5pm Pumpkin Days at the Tyler Arboretum
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  • 11am-3pm Saturday Hayrides at the Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 11:30am-4pm Hayrides at Hagley
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  • 1-4pm SCIENCE SATURDAY: PUMPKIN CATAPULTS at Hagley
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  • 2pm Honk! Performance at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 7pm Haunted Hayrides at Brandywine Creek State Park
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Sunday, October 15th

  • 9-11:30am Chores And Breakfast at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 10am-2pm ART+SCIENCE FESTIVAL at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 10am-5pm Pumpkin Days at the Tyler Arboretum
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  • 11:30am-4pm Hayrides at Hagley
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  • 2pm Honk! Performance at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Save the Date
  • October 19-21 The Great Pumpkin Carve in Chadds Ford, PA
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  • October 20 & 21 Boo at the Zoo at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • October 28th Community Overnight at the Museum: Halloween Edition at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Reservations
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  • October 29th 2017 Kennett Square Halloween Parade
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  • October 29th Halloween Express on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
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Must Be Nice

I have spent every spare minute this week volunteering to chair the bookfair at my kids’ school which is valuable and important and makes a difference to the school that has made every difference to my kids. After the inital set-up and before the final close-out, the primary responsibilities of the Book Fair Chair are greeting students and volunteers and teachers, operating the clunky register provided by Scholastic, and helping kids do the math. “Oh, you want 19 books and 42 smelly erasers? And you have $15 in one ten-dollar-bill and a baggie of coins? We’re going to need a volunteer over here.” Luckily, the volunteers get paid in genuine delight and sincere thanks from the little kids who get to bring home a brand new book – most purchased by money sent in from home, and a few by funds provided by our school and our school district to ensure that books are in the homes of every child.
 
Since I own my own business, I’ve kept my laptop and phone handy so I could work-work in between classes and sales.
And then someone says “oh, you’re so lucky to have a flexible job so you can volunteer.”
LUCKY? Okay, sure. But let’s not diminish the degree I earned, the skills I’ve honed, the relationships I’ve nurtured and the sleep I’ve lost by chalking it all up to luck. Let’s not do that to anyone. I chose to volunteer, sure, but in doing so I committed myself to long nights with the laptop and pretty much a full week of leftovers and take out. (Thank goodness for Spotluck – have you tried this new app (http://www.spotluck.com/)? – so I don’t go broke feeding my family. Use the promo code GETBUZZED when you download it for extra incentives!)
People – women in particular – work super super hard for every bit of flexibility that is included in their compensation package, and they feel every ounce of flexibility they don’t have when it’s not included. We are not lucky, we are savvy. There’s a difference.

This Week’s Buzz: October 2nd – October 8th

Must Be Nice

I have spent every spare minute this week volunteering to chair the bookfair at my kids’ school which is valuable and important and makes a difference to the school that has made every difference to my kids. After the inital set-up and before the final close-out, the primary responsibilities of the Book Fair Chair are greeting students and volunteers and teachers, operating the clunky register provided by Scholastic, and helping kids do the math. “Oh, you want 19 books and 42 smelly erasers? And you have $15 in one ten-dollar-bill and a baggie of coins? We’re going to need a volunteer over here.” Luckily, the volunteers get paid in genuine delight and sincere thanks from the little kids who get to bring home a brand new book – most purchased by money sent in from home, and a few by funds provided by our school and our school district to ensure that books are in the homes of every child.

Since I own my own business, I’ve kept my laptop and phone handy so I could work-work in between classes and sales.

And then someone says
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Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur
Saturday, October 7th
A fun day filled with lots of large equipment sure to delight the wheel-oriented kids in your family. Explore dozens of tractors, modern farm vehicles, and the Winterthur fire trucks – and meet the firefighters.
Hayrides, arts & crafts, climbing, concessions and more on Winterthur’s 1,000 acre estate.
For tickets, call 800.448.3883 or purchase online.

Buzz This Week
Monday, October 2nd

  • 11am Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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Tuesday, October 3rd

  • 10am & 10:45am Family Story Time at Longwood Gardens
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  • 10:30am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur
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Wednesday, October 4th

  • 10:30am & 11:15am Jitterbugs at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 11am-6pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 7pm – Mindful Music & Movement for Expectant Mothers at the Music School of Delaware, Wilmington branch
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Thursday, October 5th

  • 10:30am CHILDREN’S READ-ALOUD TOUR at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 10:30am Story Time in Enchanted Woods at Winterthur
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  • 10:30am Story Time in the Gardens at Mt. Cuba Center
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Friday, October 6th

  • 10am-6pm 11th Annual Delaware Auto Show at the Chase Center
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  • 10:30am Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 5-8pm $5 After 5pm at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 5:30-10pm Parents’ Night Off Camp: Halloween at the Museum at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, October 7th

  • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 10am-2pm Nottingham Country Fair and Color Fun Run, Chester County PA
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  • 10am-4pm Fall Harvet Festival at the Newlin Grist Mill
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  • 10am-4pm Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur
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  • 10am-5pm Harvest Moon Festival at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 10am-6pm 11th Annual Delaware Auto Show at the Chase Center
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  • 11am-3pm Saturday Hayrides at the Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 11am-4pm Harvest Fest at St. Thomas the Apostle in Glen Mills, PA
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  • 12-5pm Fall Harvest Weekend at Highland Orchards in PA
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  • 2pm Honk! Performance at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 6:30pm DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO hosted by IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL
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Sunday, October 8th

  • 10am-5pm Harvest Moon Festival at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 10am-6pm 11th Annual Delaware Auto Show at the Chase Center
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  • 10:30am-3:30pm 15th Annual West Chester Chili Cook-Off 
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  • 2pm Honk! Performance at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 3-8pm Mayor’s Harvest Festival in Newark, DE
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Save the Date
  • October 13th Parent’s Night Out: Friday The 13th Myth Busters at the DEEC in Wilmington
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  • October 13th & 14th Haunted Hayrides at Brandywine Creek State Park
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  • October 14th Hayrides at Hagley
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  • October 14th & 15th Pumpkin Days at the Tyler Arboretum
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  • October 19-21 The Great Pumpkin Carve in Chadds Ford, PA
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  • October 20 & 21 Boo at the Zoo at the Brandywine Zoo
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This Week’s Buzz: September 25th – October 1st

Fun for the Whole Family

Bonfires, hayrides, apple picking, tailgates. We are fall ready with our new fall sweaters, cute fall boots, and abundant ideas for family fun for the whole family. Except the tween wants to bring a friend, the soccer schedule means we can’t leave until around 3, and it’s so freaking HOT that none of this fall fun actually sounds like fun and we’d all rather be watching football in the air conditioning or reading our book club books on the screened porch.

Sometimes the thing that’s the most fun…
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Buzz This Week
Monday, September 25th

  • 11am Baby Story Time at Route 9 Library
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  • 5:30pm Maker Monday at Route 9 Library
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Tuesday, September 26th

  • 10am & 10:45am Family Story Time at Longwood Gardens
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  • 10:30am WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur
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  • 2pm Story Time and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
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Wednesday, September 27th

  • 10am Wee Have Fun Club – Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed at Bellevue State Park
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  • 10:30am Meet the Musicians at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 11am-6pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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Thursday, September 28th

  • 10:30am Story Time in the Gardens at Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 10:30am Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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Friday, September 29th

  • 10:30am Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 4:30-5:30pm Happy Hour with Mr. Bill at the Mothers’ Space, BYOB
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  • 5pm Group Hayrides at Bellevue State Park, reservations
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  • 5:30-7:30pm Members’ Preview Party: Here Be Dragons at the Museum of Natural History
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  • 7:30pm Hayride Express Ride on the Wilmington & Western Railroad, reservations
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, September 30th

  • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 10am-4pm Apple Harvest Fall Festival Weekend at Millburn Orchards
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  • 10am-12pm Vitamin N: Nature Play For Families at Ashland Nature Center
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  • 11am-3pm Korean Festival at the Delaware Art Museum, Free
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  • 12pm Kennett Brewfest, tickets
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  • 12-5pm Fall Harvest Weekend at Highland Orchards in PA
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  • 3-5pm Archery for Families at Ashland Nature Center, reservations
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  • 5:30-8:30pm Hayride to the Witches’ House at Linvilla Orchards
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Sunday, October 1st

  • 10am-4pm Apple Harvest Fall Festival Weekend at Millburn Orchards
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  • 11am-2pm FIRST SUNDAYS FOR FAMILIES at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 12-4pm Kids Runway for Research Annual Fashion Show, tickets
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  • 12pm & 2pm Fall Foliage Express on the West Chester Railroad
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  • 12-5pm Fall Harvest Weekend at Highland Orchards in PA
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  • 12:30-4:30pm Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights
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Save the Date
  • October 6th School Day Off Camp at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • October 6th Parents’ Night Off Camp: Halloween at the Museum at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • October 7th Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur
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  • October 7th DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO hosted by IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL
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  • October 7th Fall Harvet Festival at the Newlin Grist Mill
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  • October 7 & 8 Harvest Moon Festival at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • October 8th Mayor’s Harvest Festival in Newark, DE
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  • October 14th & 15th Pumpkin Days at the Tyler Arboretum
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