The Parent Trip: Keri and Mike Schaeffer of Lewes, Del.

They wanted to be young parents; now they’re finding the sweetness of being older.

The Parent Trip: Heather Coutts and Simon Ruchti, of West Chester

The hardest part is countering people’s assumptions that they are a straight, cisgender couple.

The Parent Trip: Heather Coutts and Simon Ruchti, of West Chester

The hardest part is countering people’s assumptions that they are a straight, cisgender couple.

The Parent Trip: Lee Anne and Justin Trotman, of Germantown

She memorized the time on the operating room’s wall clock—2:32 p.m.—when someone said Baby A, Addison, was a boy, and noted it again, two minutes later, when Axel was born.

The Parent Trip: Lee Anne and Justin Trotman, of Germantown

She memorized the time on the operating room’s wall clock—2:32 p.m.—when someone said Baby A, Addison, was a boy, and noted it again, two minutes later, when Axel was born.

The Parent Trip: Candice and Mike Gallagher, of Shillington, Berks County

When Chance first saw his sister, he walked over and stroked her cheek. Now he’s the one—the only one—who can reliably make Quinn smile for pictures.

The Parent Trip: Candice and Mike Gallagher, of Shillington, Berks County

When Chance first saw his sister, he walked over and stroked her cheek. Now he’s the one—the only one—who can reliably make Quinn smile for pictures.
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of the American Revolution are offering a joint discount that knocks $11 off the price to attend both separately.

Ask Jennifer Adams: What furniture can make an awkward living room great?

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The Parent Trip: Nyla and Jordan Ford, of West Oak Lane

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Big Apple Circus cancels arena tour amid low ticket sales, internal email shows

The tour cancellation comes less than three years after the Big Apple Circus declared bankruptcy in November 2016.

New Audubon Center resembles a bird in flight and aims to be a bigger regional attraction

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The Parent Trip: Shari and Kodi Almeida of Palmerton

At the five-week ultrasound, the doctor couldn’t find a heartbeat; the couple left with a prescription to end the pregnancy. But Kodi kept counting the days, doing the math, checking his hunch.

Vanguard’s John Bogle gives tips for life on Father’s Day

“Even when the world turns against you and ridicules your ideas, ‘Press on, regardless.’ Try to make things happen, and treat everybody as an equal."

Three years after declaring bankruptcy, Big Apple Circus seeks a new audience: Adults

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Ask Jennifer Adams: How to avoid bedroom thermostat spats

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The Parent Trip: Latisha ‘Tish’ Johnson of Mt. Airy

The adoption journey affirmed her faith, Tish says, that “this world is good.”

At $20,000 a pup, service dogs bark Philly military veterans back to life

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