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February 2012

The School Book Fair: Your Opportunity for a Random Act of Kindness

02/29/12

The School Book Fair: Your Opportunity for a Random Act of Kindness

School book fairs give parents the chance to be kind to students in need, suggests mom blogger Jennifer Auer.

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Using Animals as a Part of Your Child’s Programming

02/27/12

Using Animals as a Part of Your Child’s Programming

Blogger Lisa Lightner describes animal therapy options and her own experience as owner of a therapy dog.

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Shhhhh Don't Tell Anyone, but...

02/24/12

Shhhhh Don't Tell Anyone, but...

Blogger Trish Adkins, describing herself as a recovering gossip addict and notes that our children learn from how we treat others.

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Cooking with Kids

02/22/12

Cooking with Kids

One way to encourage your kids to eat healthy is to cook with them. Here are ways that blogger Trina O'Boyle makes it fun.

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The End of Nursing

02/20/12

The End of Nursing

Blogger Darla DeMorrow reminds pregnant moms that even if they nurse for a long time, your child will eventually "give you your body back."

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Surviving the Quizmaster

02/17/12

Surviving the Quizmaster

Question after question. It's a maddening toddler stage. But what developmental stage is this for Mom, asks blogger Kelly Jopson-Brown.

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When Secondary Infertility Strikes

02/15/12

When Secondary Infertility Strikes

Guest blogger Deborah Goldstein describes how she coped with and overcame her struggle to have a second child at age 35.

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To Princess Dress or Not?

02/13/12

To Princess Dress or Not?

In mom blogger Jeanine Ludwikowski's opinion, it's fine to let your daughter glam it up now and then in a princess dress.

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Managing the Age Gap

02/10/12

Managing the Age Gap

Keeping the peace between two boys, age 5 and 11, with similar interests poses a parenting challenge for mom blogger Hillary Chybinksi

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To Whom It May Concern...

02/08/12

To Whom It May Concern...

Blogger Stephanie Anderson finds her mommy skills tested by a drive that goes on, and on, and...

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One Pelican at a Time Book Review

02/06/12

One Pelican at a Time Book Review

Blogger EJ Curran recommends this wildlife rescue book to teach kids a caring attitude toward Earth and its creatures.

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Crazy Things Parents Say

02/03/12

Crazy Things Parents Say

Blogger Jessica Cohen reflects on the absurd statements parents find themselves saying, Like "take off your wings before you come to the table!"

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How the Morning Taxi Runs on Time

02/01/12

How the Morning Taxi Runs on Time

Blogger Erin Flynn Jay shares the small adjustments that help get her kids to school with less stress.

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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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December 2014 Preview

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Mermaids & MasterChef Junior Casting

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School Days: Don't Forget Your Resilience

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Why resilience is an important tool for school success

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More moms than ever are binge drinking. How much alcohol is too much? Plus, where to seek help in the Delaware Valley.

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