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April 2013

Judge-y Pants: One Size Fits All

04/29/13

Judge-y Pants: One Size Fits All

Mom blogger Trish Adkins gives other moms permission to get judge-y with one another.

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Things I Observed Over the Brim of My Coffee Cup

04/26/13

Things I Observed Over the Brim of My Coffee Cup

Random morning observations of a working swim mom.

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A Letter to My 15-Year-Old Self

04/24/13

A Letter to My 15-Year-Old Self

Mom blogger Lisa Weinstein looks at her teenaged daughter through the lens of her 15-year-old self.

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What to Do When Your Child Stops Napping

04/22/13

What to Do When Your Child Stops Napping

Mom blogger Darla DeMorrow shares tips on what to do when your kids stop napping.

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Pill Popping in Pregnancy: Necessary Evil or Green Mom Copout?

04/19/13

Pill Popping in Pregnancy: Necessary Evil or Green Mom Copout?

A green mom reluctantly turns to conventional medicine during an illness-plagued pregnancy.

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The Fragility of Life

04/17/13

The Fragility of Life

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, a mom ponders the meaning of letting her kids grow and go.

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Defying Gravity for Real!

04/15/13

Defying Gravity for Real!

Mom blogger Raya Flagg learns to let go on the flying trapeze.

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A Shelter Cat Finds a Forever Home

04/12/13

A Shelter Cat Finds a Forever Home

Mommy blogger EJ Curran adopts a rescue cat.

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A Caribbean Trip to Remember

04/10/13

A Caribbean Trip to Remember

Mom blogger Erin Flynn Jay files a trip report on a family vacation to San Salvador.

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Join Me – Ban the Plastic Bag

04/08/13

Join Me – Ban the Plastic Bag

Mom blogger Trina O'Boyle takes a stand against the use of plastic shopping bags.

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Grocery Store Man Aisles – Brilliant or Insulting?

04/05/13

Grocery Store Man Aisles – Brilliant or Insulting?

Mom blogger Hillary Chybinski debates the phenomenon of grocery store "man aisles."

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I Fought the Bow . . . and the Bow Won

04/03/13

I Fought the Bow . . . and the Bow Won

I have always been of the school of thought that those huge bows/flowers that people strapped to their babies' heads were ridiculous. Are people really that desperate to let people know that the tiny human they are carrying is a girl?  Those things can't be comfortable. What purpose do they serve, exactly? Then my daughter was born. It began with a gift of small tasteful bows from a friend. I smiled politely and thought I would pass them along to another family. Then one day, as I was dressing her, it's like they were calling to me. "I could just try one on her," I thought to myself. From that moment on I was hooked. Soon I was online ordering bigger and more absurd bows and flowers. I'm not sure how to explain this 180. I still think those...

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Searching for the un-send button

04/01/13

Searching for the un-send button

Mom blogger Shivaun Williams offers examples of why we need a way to erase errant text messages.

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Info & events for Delaware Valley parents
4th of July fireworks & celebrations in Philadelphia area, South Jersey & Delaware

4th of July fireworks & celebrations in Philadelphia area, South Jersey & Delaware

Guide to 4th of July festivals and activities for kids and families in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware areas for 2015.

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Weekend Planner: June 12, 2015

Weekend Planner: June 12, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for June 12 - June 14, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: June 5, 2015

Weekend Planner: June 5, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for June 5 - June 7, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: May 29, 2015

Weekend Planner: May 29, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for May 29 - May 31, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: May 22, 2015

Weekend Planner: May 22, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for May 22 - May 25, 2015.

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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
August 2015 Preview

August 2015 Preview

The Aug. 2015 issue includes stories about charter schools, cool school supplies, gifted kids, public speaking, local U-pick farms and end-of-summer fun.

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CHOP's New Digs

CHOP's New Digs

Take a photo tour of CHOP's new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care.

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Art Splash: Summer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art Splash: Summer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

What parents can expect at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art Splash kids' summer program.

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Babies & Zoo Animals: July Preview

Babies & Zoo Animals: July Preview

Preview of the July 2015 edition of MetroKids, including baby products, VBAC and baby care class info, as well as an introduction to the animals who live at zoos and aquariums.

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The Marvel Experience: What Should Parents Expect?

The Marvel Experience: What Should Parents Expect?

A parent's guide to The Marvel Experience at Lincoln Financial Field through July 5

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
Countdown to Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten

A mom reflects on the bittersweet moment as her "baby" gets ready to go to school full-time.

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What Makes Mom Feel Sexy?

What Makes Mom Feel Sexy?

Where do motherhood and sexiness intersect?

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The Apology

The Apology

A mom who's bullied and been bullied ponders the statute of limitations on an apology.

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Split Custody: A Mom's Reality

Split Custody: A Mom's Reality

A divorced mom reflects on the harsh realities of split custody.

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Moms on Alert: Asbestos in Crayons

Moms on Alert: Asbestos in Crayons

How one mom salvaged a recycled crayon project in the wake of reports that found asbestos in four brands of kids' crayons

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