For Kelly Miller, adopting as a single parent makes perfect sense

“I talked about why I wanted to adopt as a single person. I said, ‘I can get married when I’m 70, but I’m ready to have kids. Life is short. Why wait?’

Try these family activities to keep the election jitters at a low simmer this week

Enjoy outdoor storytime at Chew Playground, pick up a free crafting kit for upcoming virtual workshops, stretch Halloween into Nov. 1 at the Museum of the American Revolution.

Try these family activities to keep the election jitters at a low simmer this week

Enjoy outdoor storytime at Chew Playground, pick up a free crafting kit for upcoming virtual workshops, stretch Halloween into Nov. 1 at the Museum of the American Revolution.

Crystal Sanchez and Matt Zwicker taking on life’s challenges together

One subject: When would life return to normal? Their conclusion that no one really had any idea prompted another question: Why were they waiting to get married?

Crystal Sanchez and Matt Zwicker taking on life’s challenges together

One subject: When would life return to normal? Their conclusion that no one really had any idea prompted another question: Why were they waiting to get married?

These Halloween photos of newborns at CHOP will help fix your week

Adorable little Creed, named for the movie boxer, is one star of the show. A baby wrapped like a Subway hoagie and one in a robe and curlers will also steal your heart.

These Halloween photos of newborns at CHOP will help fix your week

Adorable little Creed, named for the movie boxer, is one star of the show. A baby wrapped like a Subway hoagie and one in a robe and curlers will also steal your heart.
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Things to do this week: All things Halloween, Sam Smith, Lil Dicky's party, Día de los Muertos, movies at Wells Fargo and more

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Philly’s Nov. 30 back-to-school plan threatened by rising COVID-19 cases

“We’re preparing for all scenarios, a scenario that will allow for us to bring some children back, a scenario that would allow for all children to remain virtual,” the superintendent said.

How to support trans people in Philly, according to trans people

So what can you do to better support trans people in Philadelphia? We asked four trans activists what they want you to know about their experiences and what true support means to them.

For Hannah Mayer and Eric Peterson, having a daughter shifts everything - for the good

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Pennsylvania schools need an additional $4.6 billion to close education gaps, new analysis finds

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Feeling pandemic and election stress? These easy breathing techniques can help.

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Oh, boo, a Halloween without trick-or-treating. Here are some fun Philly family alternatives.

Zoom into an Art Museum party, dance to "Thriller" at People's Light, take a Halloween/dino-themed stroll in Haddonfield, or go all the way alt with an Oct. 31 bird walk in Tacony.

School board gets details on Philly reopening, earful from public

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To do this week: Prep your house for winter, and get out and enjoy the fall

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