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It’s that time of year! Your aunt is asking what the kids want for the holidays, the kids are dropping hints or outright requests every five seconds, and you are looking around at your house filled with junk that goes ignored 80% of the time and wondering why you are t...

November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18th

  • 10am Family Story Time and 5:30pm Evening Story Time at the Kennett Library
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  • 10:30am Book Babies and 6:30pm Pajama Story Time at the Newark Free Library
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Tuesday, November 19th

  • 9:30am Green by Nature: Cloudgazi...

November 18, 2019

Saturday, November 23rd

  • Holidays at Hagley start this day.
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  • Yuletide at Winterthur begins today.
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  • 9:30am-4:30pm BRANDYWINE RAILROAD SNEAK PEEK at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 2pm Disney, Frozen Jr. at the Delawar...

November 18, 2019

November 26th Snacktacular - Heading for the Holidays at the Herr's Snack Factory
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November 29-December 1 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND FAMILY PROGRAMMING at Hagley Museum
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November 29-December 1 SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
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Tis the season for gratitude - something that can be hard to find and even harder to teach when you live with a gaggle of middle schoolers who are focused on me, me, me. This of course is totally age appropriate (thank you, books like Untangled and Brainstorm, which ar...

When we studied Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in high school (and for English nerds like me, in college), we all read the line “into each life, some rain must fall” and we never ever knew how applicable it would become to every day life until the great rain debacle of Hal...

On top of all the normal stuff you have to do, day in and day out, with free time you can count in minutes on some days, please add in the following: Halloween and all its associated madness including finishing the costumes, making plans to bring your children places w...

Conductor: Gotta keep the trains running on time. Give her a conductor hat and hang a whistle from her neck - she can alert everyone in listening range when it’s time to board, which train is going where, and what they need for their journey. She knows which family mem...

We’ve got the Sunday Scaries over here. The Halloween costumes have arrived and are in their amazon packages sitting in the foyer, waiting for a little bit of homespun attention to half-ass the homemade Halloween costume concept that I was raised on and worked hard at...

Have kids, they said. They’re so cute. Look at all those tiny outfits and tiny socks and tiny hats. So cute. Don’t you want more? So adorable. Couldn’t you just eat them up? They’ll sleep eventually. They’ll eat it one day. Just look at how sweet they are, asleep in yo...

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