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December 2012

How-to... save your holiday cards

01/05/15

How-to... save your holiday cards

Mom blogger Hillary Chybinski each year creates a mosaic from the holiday cards sent by friends and family. Here's how she does it.

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Christmas? I'm not ready

12/24/14

Christmas? I'm not ready

Mom blogger Shivaun Williams has been so busy she hasn't had time to watch the usual Christmas videos. So we've provided a Mister Heat Miser clip.

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Family holiday planning with special needs

12/12/14

Family holiday planning with special needs

Mom blogger Lisa Lightner borrows the acronym SWEEPS to give families with special needs a smoother holiday season.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Really!

12/03/14

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Really!

The seasonal rush and commercialism don't dim mom blogger's enjoyment of the holidays. She experiences Christmastime through her kids and finds happiness.

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Dear Santa...

12/11/13

Dear Santa...

Mom blogger Jeanne McCullough has a special request for Santa this Christmas — the use of an elf.

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Five things I’m grateful for this year

12/28/12

Five things I’m grateful for this year

Mom blogger Erin Flynn Jay looks back on 2012 to count her blessings. What are you thankful for this year?

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Bottle cap match game teaches the ABCs

12/26/12

Bottle cap match game teaches the ABCs

Earlier this week one of my library families stated that her children were having trouble with the alphabet, particularly recognizing the letters uppercase and lower case. We spoke a bit more and I thought for the please touch discovery stations we feature at my library, the focus would be on alphabets.This station has a total of four activities but for this post I am going to focus of the Alphabet Bottle Cap Match game. Alphabet Bottle Cap Match This idea was featured on the blog Learning 4 Kids. For our version we found letters from the dollar store, used the bottle caps we have been collecting and construction paper. To make the circles we used the bottle caps to trace them and wrote in lowercase letters. We hot glued the uppercase letters to the bottle caps and used...

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Santa stranger anxiety: a lesson learned

12/24/12

Santa stranger anxiety: a lesson learned

Mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Troung recommends Brave Santa by Nancy Poydar. It's a good book to read before visiting Santa, especially if you're concerned about stranger anxiety. Maybe next year!

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A simple trick for organizing photos: batch printing

12/17/12

A simple trick for organizing photos: batch printing

Mom blogger and professional organizer discusses ways to manage large numbers of photos many of us have in this digital age.

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A premature Christmas music break

12/12/12

A premature Christmas music break

Mom blogger M.B. Sanok finds she has to take a break from the Christmas music she loves because she started listing too early in the season.

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Will soup make sinners of us all?

12/10/12

Will soup make sinners of us all?

How does a mom who blogs on environmental and parenting issues cope with a pregnant craving for some sodium- and chemical-laden soup?

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A Stitch in Time

12/07/12

A Stitch in Time

In knitting, mom blogger Raya Fagg finds relaxation, inspiration to create homemade Christmas gift and a way to express love to her children.

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About This Blog

Outstanding Delaware Valley mom and dad 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
Chris Bernholdt, DadNCharge
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
Lindsey Schuster, Sisters to Sons
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 parenting blogger and would like to contribute to MomSpeak, please e-mail editor@metrokids.com.

 

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