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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   04-18-2014, 10:54 AM
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Posted By klk197
You could try "park hopping" in town: Three...

You could try "park hopping" in town: Three Bears Park, Starr Garden, Seger Park, Columbus Square... It's likely any path you choose will have great coffee shops along the way, and hidden treasures...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-20-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By klk197
I came to TF after my son was an infant, but one...

I came to TF after my son was an infant, but one of the things that convinced me that TF was the way to go had to do with nutritional advice we received when he was young and struggling.  At around...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-14-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 623
Posted By klk197
Old City is a nice area, but I don't think its...

Old City is a nice area, but I don't think its ideal for families (but still much better than many areas of the city!).  Pros, from my point of view: Franklin Sq, free national park stuff, easy...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-01-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 623
Posted By klk197
In addition to Ask Pauline (a site with a great...

In addition to Ask Pauline (a site with a great reputation), if you are more at the unschooling end of the spectrum, I know some folks involved with Open Connections. http://www.openconnections.org/...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-31-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 623
Posted By klk197
Many families love the Art Museum area, aka...

Many families love the Art Museum area, aka Fairmount.  We have some good friends there that will sing its praises (and who will be better infomed of the hyperlocal resouces).  But its not a good...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-31-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 623
Posted By klk197
I have a 5 yr old and have lived here, car-free,...

I have a 5 yr old and have lived here, car-free, for 12 yrs.  Its a wonderful area to raise kids, and the biggest issue that drives families away is the public schools, which is not an issue for...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-08-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By klk197
A long hike (but isn't everything in that part...

A long hike (but isn't everything in that part of PA?) would be to Cloverdale Bulk Foods outside of Cambridge Springs on 408. I was really pleased to find lots of organic sprouted grains, for...
Forum: Waldorf   12-07-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By klk197
We will likely send our son to a Waldorf...

We will likely send our son to a Waldorf kindergarten in the fall. I am worried about how to present this to our extended family, especially to my in-laws/his grandparents. We have very lifestyles...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-15-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,347
Posted By klk197
I used Legos all the way through high school,...

I used Legos all the way through high school, and now I'm an architect. I never had any special sets or put them on display (I'd start over every couple of days), and I was very excited when my mom...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-10-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By klk197
I'm not in your part of town, but I've heard...

I'm not in your part of town, but I've heard that the Mt Airy Parents Network is the go-to source for NW Philly families. Good luck!
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-16-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By klk197
I am not a resident of the area, but I vacation...

I am not a resident of the area, but I vacation in Crawford County every summer--my husband's family has a bunch of property up there and has been going there for several generations.  A couple of...
Forum: Waldorf   03-08-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By klk197
Does anyone have a favorite Waldorf blog that is...

Does anyone have a favorite Waldorf blog that is set in a very urban area?  I frequently find inspiration in the usual Waldorf suspects, but I also find a real disconnect with my own reality: I live...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   12-29-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By klk197
There are several families at our local park who...

There are several families at our local park who are vegan, including their young children.  I believe that some of them are affiliated with South Philadelphia Community Accupuncture and the other...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-13-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By klk197
I've never dealt with wills and deeds...

I've never dealt with wills and deeds specifically, but I have done a few archive treasure hunts (at the 30th & Market site) for building permits and zoning info, and some "official" information,...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-03-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,501
Posted By klk197
Pennsylvania Hospital (aka Pennsy) is the...

Pennsylvania Hospital (aka Pennsy) is the institution referred to here and its at 8th and Spruce Streets in Center City.  It is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, but not the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-10-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By klk197
Have you seen these websites?  You may find them...

Have you seen these websites?  You may find them helpful.
http://phillyschoolsearch.com/
http://phillyschoolmatch.org/
 
Your comment about city kids makes me giggle.  My kid is city-smart, for...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-09-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By klk197
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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-24-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By klk197
Our local Target sells the Moby Wrap, and we...

Our local Target sells the Moby Wrap, and we have one of the smaller stores.  One of the larger stores out near your parents may have them too.
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-22-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By klk197
I'm in South Philadelphia, so I don't have first...

I'm in South Philadelphia, so I don't have first hand knowledge of the 'burbs, but to your comment on the commute from Media to Conshy. . . its pretty direct along the Blue Route, aka 476.  My...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-16-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By klk197
"in demand": yes.  There was an article in the...

"in demand": yes.  There was an article in the Inquirer this summer about families staying in the city, and one tidbit was that from 1990-1999, there were 700 or 800 babies born to Center City...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-15-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By klk197
I delivered at Pennsy (it was great) and know...

I delivered at Pennsy (it was great) and know dozens of others who did (some with wonderful experiences, others who have lots of complaints).  I haven't heard of anyone delivering at Hahnemann.  I...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By klk197
Here is an awesome resource that may be up your...

Here is an awesome resource that may be up your alley: http://www.choicesinchildbirth.org/
and a pdf of their most recent brochure, Guide to a Healthy Birth Philadelphia...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   07-20-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By klk197
Ohm Family Chiropractic....

Ohm Family Chiropractic.  http://www.ohmchiropractic.com/
I see Dr. Justin at the South Philly office, but he and his parents also have a main office in Media, PA.  Both my son and husband get...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   06-19-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By klk197
In Center City, Pennsylvania Hospital (aka...

In Center City, Pennsylvania Hospital (aka Pennsy) at 8th and Spruce is your best bet - they are actually in the process of applying for Baby Friendly Hospital status.  I had a natural delivery...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   05-16-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By klk197
Thanks so much for the data.  The percentages...

Thanks so much for the data.  The percentages (of overall Cs and VBAC) are somewhat misleading; the actual numbers here tell more of the story.  I know a few mothers who have had successful VBACs at...
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