PhillyTweens.com was started as a resource for parents and kids trying to navigate the city and the world.
Sharing stories can save lives.
As a writer, I’ve been fortunate to share my personal stories of everything from postpartum anxiety, chronic illness, parenting, sexuality, and even mundane day to day issues. I’ve seen first hand how some of these stories have touched people, and I’ve also had my perspective changed my thousands of stories I’ve read online. When I’ve gone through difficulties in my own life, reading the stories of strangers has often been the anchor I needed to pull me back to shore.
We all need advice, resources, access, and, sometimes, just commiseration. That was the reason I started Spit That Out, and now that my children have reached new milestones, it’s the reason I’ve started PhillyTweens.
I hope this site will be a resource for everything from sharing events, activities, and businesses to expert advice to personal stories from both parents and kids. Most of all, I hope it will be helpful. Because it truly does take a village – on and offline.
About Paige Wolf, founder
Paige Wolf is an author, writer, publicist, and advocate dedicated to creating meaningful progressive change locally and globally.
Paige founded Paige Wolf Media & Public Relations in 2002, a B Corporation offering communications services to clients who contribute to a sustainable world and positive change.
Her book Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt (New Society Publishers 2016) has received national acclaim from People.com, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Babble, US Weekly, Parents.com, and more.
Paige’s blog, “Spit That Out,” has a dedicated base of readers who want to learn more about green living tips, issues, brands, and bargains.
Paige regularly appears as a sustainability expert on television and writes about parenting, activism, and sustainability for dozens of publications including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Grid, MindBodyGreen, Prevention, Philadelphia Magazine, Rodale’s Organic Life, ScaryMommy, XO Jane, and The Huffington Post.
Paige lives in Philadelphia with her husband, two children, and an American Hairless Terrier.
Jessica Stuebner, Director of Business Development
Jess is a city mama living with her blended family including her husband, four boys and Golden Retriever/Lab Yankee. She spent the better part of a decade as an elementary school teacher, while also earning her Masters of Education in Educational Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. While teaching, Jess also was an adjunct professor at both MONTCO and Cabrini Colleges, a Nordstrom employee (top shoe dog!), and a professional tutor – all of which contribute to her diverse background.
Since leaving teaching to be home with her children, Jess has stayed active in the community by working with local play spaces, running a Spanish language immersion class for kiddos, and volunteering with various programs, including those within the three schools her children attend.
With a passion for meeting people, a talent for making friends, and a non-stop motor (until 9 p.m. when it’s lights out) Jess is excited to use her experience and strengths to help provide resources for the tween community! If she’s not trying some fun new activity with her boys, you can find her running on the treadmill, perusing her phone, or broadening her mind watching taped Wendy Williams episodes.