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Mom is afraid of spiders

09/03/12

Mom is afraid of spiders

Mom blogger EJ Curran vows not to transfer her arachnophobia to her children. Her hubby helps keep it light with pranks.

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Art isn't just doing, it's viewing too: tips for an art museum trip with young children

08/31/12

Art isn't just doing, it's viewing too: tips for an art museum trip with young children

Mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong offers strategies to prepare for and have fun during an art museum visit.

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Distance defines parenting phases

08/29/12

Distance defines parenting phases

Mom blogger Shivaun Williams reflects that one day you're peering into a crib and then before you know it, your kids are walking out the door.

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Hand-held foods on the go

08/27/12

Hand-held foods on the go

Organic food blogger Trina O'Boyle loaded up for a 16-hour road trip. Here are her food recommendations.

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Does your child with special needs have an elevator pitch?

08/27/12

Does your child with special needs have an elevator pitch?

Having 2 or 3 sentences that describe their best assets can avoid kids from being defined by their disabilities, says mom blogger Lisa Lightner.

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Great Expectations (Adventures in Parenthood)

08/22/12

Great Expectations (Adventures in Parenthood)

Mom blogger Stephanie Anderson comes to grip with expectations, assumptions and the need to change them.

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7 Tips to Get Your Kindergartner Over the Back-to-School Jitters

08/20/12

7 Tips to Get Your Kindergartner Over the Back-to-School Jitters

Parents and children can be nervous and excited when kindergarten begins. Mom blogger Jeanine Ludwikowski suggests these steps to ease the transition.

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Trap, Neuter, Release

08/17/12

Trap, Neuter, Release

The picture to the left is Buttercup/Mango/Mimi. I found this sweetie pie when I was walking to work one morning. Determined to keep her if I saw her in the afternoon, I knocked on the house where she was dozing, and when the person who answered gave me the go ahead, I promptly took her home. The Mister was not amused. Neither were Mittens and Midnight. The house became a mixture of squeals (from the kids), exaggerated sighs (from the Mister) and hisses (from the cats). Then Mimi gave the gift that keeps on giving: a dose of fleas. Ugh. Stray Thoughts Luckily, I found someone who was willing to rescue Mimi, but that led me to think about the stray cats in the neighborhood. What happens to cats who aren't cuddly? One person I spoke with...

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Ode To Cardboard

08/15/12

Ode To Cardboard

We have been spending a lot of time at home. It's been sticky hot and while I've proved I can leave the house with two kids in tow, it still feels like quite an ordeal. Luckily I'm blessed with a toddler who loves to sit and color/paint/draw — but apparently a 2-year-old can only sit quietly so many hours a week. So on the days when it feels like every toy has been played with and boredom is rearing it's ugly head we try to get back to basics. We cook a meal together, dump a bucket of water in to the baby pool on the balcony and splash around or build a fort and read books in it. A Great Resource All those commonplace, yet somehow still novel things that don't cost anything can turn a day around. One of the most versatile and entertaining...

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Elmer's #BagItForward School Kit Campaign

08/13/12

Elmer's #BagItForward School Kit Campaign

Mom blogger Hillary Chybinksi recommends an Elmer's back-to-school program and app that provide donations to children in need.

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Cats in the Cradle: Ode to Workaholic Moms

08/10/12

Cats in the Cradle: Ode to Workaholic Moms

The 1970s hit, a workaholic father's lament about his son, today might as likely be about a woman and her daughter, says mom blogger Darla DeMorrow.

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How to keep kids busy at the doctor's office

08/08/12

How to keep kids busy at the doctor's office

Prepare for a back-to-school checkup with a book, activity or game and you'll find the doctor's waiting room is a much friendlier place, says mom blogger Jennifer Auer.

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Spoiled by Swimming Pools

08/06/12

Spoiled by Swimming Pools

Mom blogger M.B.Sanok reminisces about her childhood swimming pool experiences. As a mom, she finds her local pool's benefits outweigh the costs.

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Can I rub your belly? (FAQs about Baby 3)

08/01/12

Can I rub your belly? (FAQs about Baby 3)

Mom blogger Trish Adkins gets ahead of the endless questions about being pregnant — by answering them before they are asked.

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About This Blog

Outstanding Delaware Valley mom bloggers share insights about their kids or themselves, family experiences or ways they handled parenting situations. Their items — often reposted from their blogs — reflect everyday experiences that anyone can relate to rather than political viewpoints or belief systems.

MomSpeak Contributors

Trish Adkins, Yoke
Jennifer Auer, Jersey Family Fun
Stacy Heenan Biscardi, Wifty & Shifty
Hillary Chybinski, My Scraps
EJ Curran, Four Little Monsters
Darla DeMorrow, The Pregnant Entrepreneur
Rachée Fagg, Say It Rah-Shay
Raya Fagg, And Starring As Herself…MRSRFKJ
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Marion Kase, Helicopter-Caterpillar
Jean Ladden, Jean's Book Reviews
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Toni Langdon, Tickles and Time Outs
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
Jeanine Ludwikowski, Mommy Entourage
Jeanne McCullough, Mom Hearts Pinot
Trina O'Boyle, O’Boy! Organic
Kelly Raudenbush, My Overthinking
Sandra Telep, West Philly Mama
Marissa Kiepert Truong, Land of Once Upon a Time
Lisa Weinstein, The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein
Shivaun Williams, Dar Liomsa (In My Opinion)
Paige Wolf, Spit That Out!

If you are a Philadelphia-area mom blogger and would like to contribute to MomSpeak, please e-mail editor@metrokids.com.

 

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