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Safe vitamins for families

02/27/13

Safe vitamins for families

Mom blogger Trina O'Boyle says check the ingredients in your child's vitamins and avoid synthetics, which can do more harm than good.

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Menu plan Mondays: drawing a blank

02/25/13

Menu plan Mondays: drawing a blank

Drawing a blank on her weekly menu planner, mom blogger Hillary Chybinski thinks it through until she has a meal plan.

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Campus Book Rentals offers students ways to save and make money on textbooks

02/22/13

Campus Book Rentals offers students ways to save and make money on textbooks

Mom blogger EJ Curran recommends renting as a way for students and families to reduce on college costs.

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Operation: Story Time

02/20/13

Operation: Story Time

How do you get a reluctant toddler to take a nap? Mom blogger Sandra Telep found that reading her son all the books he wants brings on sleep — for her too!

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It's almost time to 'play ball'

02/18/13

It's almost time to 'play ball'

Baseball season is approaching and mom blogger Shivaun Williams is looking forward to it, times three.

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Why I send my son to camp

02/15/13

Why I send my son to camp

Summer camp always seemed weird to me and made me think of horror movies like Friday the 13th.  I never imagined sending my children to camp, especially since I’m a stay-at-home mom who never went to camp.  Even after writing down the numerous summer activities I engaged in as a child, I still ended up in August, bored and halfheartedly unearthing crafts, forgotten toys and trying and failing to create exciting games before succumbing to laziness and missing school once again. Finding summer activities never used to be a challenge for me.  I had small children and belonged to a club where the weeks were sufficiently scheduled with fun kid activities and a break in the mommy monotony.  All my friends stayed at home, too, so I could meet up with them at a...

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It looked like spilt milk (book & craft for kids)

02/13/13

It looked like spilt milk (book & craft for kids)

Mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong and her daughter had fun with the Rorshach-like images in a children's book by Charles G. Shaw.

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3 ways to help kids learn empathy

02/11/13

3 ways to help kids learn empathy

Mom blogger Toni Langdon suggests three ways parents can encourage their children to care about others.

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A small gesture of kindness

02/08/13

A small gesture of kindness

Even giving someone a granola bar can be a meaningful, if small, act of kindness, says Mom blogger Erin Flynn Jay.

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Between the covers: Genie Wishes

02/06/13

Between the covers: Genie Wishes

Mom blogger Rachée Fagg recommends Genie Wishes by Elisabeth Dahl as a book to read and share with your tween blogger. It will be available April 2013.

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Having problems with bullying at school?

02/04/13

Having problems with bullying at school?

Mom blogger Lisa Lightner, a Special Education Advocate, offers advice to parents of school bullying victims.

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Nicholas

02/01/13

Nicholas

Mom blogger Trish Adkins recounts first laying eyes on new son Nicholas, born in December and named for her late Dad.

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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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