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January 2013

The B.A.T. invasion

01/30/13

The B.A.T. invasion

Mom blogger Lisa Weinstein enlists her husband and neighbors in capturing a "B.A.T." that invaded her house.

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Organizing Solutions for Boys

01/28/13

Organizing Solutions for Boys

If you need to organize toys and gear for young boys, mom blogger Darla DeMorrow offers these suggestions.

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Tips for staying stretch mark-free in pregnancy

01/25/13

Tips for staying stretch mark-free in pregnancy

Mom blogger Paige Wolf shares the tactics that she's used to avoid stretch marks during 1½ pregnancies.

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Girl Scout cookie season is here

01/23/13

Girl Scout cookie season is here

It's Girl Scout cookie time again and mom blogger Raya Fagg and her champion cookie-selling daughter are ready.

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Who, mii?

01/21/13

Who, mii?

Mom blogger Jeanne McCullough decides Wii is the way to lose some weight. Despite the electronics, she manages a tentative beginning.

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Domesticated Hippos in Paris….and other observations

01/18/13

Domesticated Hippos in Paris….and other observations

Mom blogger Marion Kase demonstrates that even a typical conversation with kids can lead to exotic animals (like hippos) and geological phenomena (magma, fire)!

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Teaching kids to give back

01/16/13

Teaching kids to give back

Books can help us talk to our kids about giving. Mom blogger Trina O'Boyle recommends three titles.

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How-to... organize the game cabinet

01/14/13

How-to... organize the game cabinet

The stuffed catch-all game cabinet had to accommodate new Christmas games. So mom blogger Hillary Chybinski used plastic shoe boxes to help organize the stash.

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Kids must rediscover nature in this age of technology

01/11/13

Kids must rediscover nature in this age of technology

Winter's a wonderful time to look to nature, says mom blogger EJ Curran. She urges parents to get their kids away from the screen and outside to play.

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The darkest days of winter

01/09/13

The darkest days of winter

With mixed traditions lasting well into January, mom blogger Sandra Telep's family has adopted a "Darkest Days of Winter" calendar of Christmas, New Year's and solstice activities.

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Blame a Catholic

01/07/13

Blame a Catholic

Mom blogger Shivaun Williams says if you have to wait in line for pizza on Friday nights, you can probably blame Catholics like her.

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Geographically undesirable

01/04/13

Geographically undesirable

Mom blogger M.B. Sanok says don't reject potential playdates or friendships because of the driving time that separates you.

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Teaching young children about giving and sharing

01/02/13

Teaching young children about giving and sharing

To help her young daughter understand sharing, mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong enlists the help of four children's books.

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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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Mommy Blogs

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MK's mommy bloggers share why they find the act of online journaling so rewarding.

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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
Develop Kids' Growth Mind-set

Develop Kids' Growth Mind-set

Teach kids to develop a growth mind-set and learn how they achieve with a simple graphic exercise.

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December 2014 Preview

December 2014 Preview

The December 2014 previews discusses MetroKids' Holiday Survival Guide, our annual Toy Test and one of the "Worst Toys of 2014"

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Mermaids & MasterChef Junior Casting

Mermaids & MasterChef Junior Casting

MasterChef Junior auditions kids in Philadelphia and the Weeki Wachee Mermaids swim to the Adventure Aquarium

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November Preview: On the Table

November Preview: On the Table

Nov. 2014 preview, plus are moms drinking too much, Thanksgiving traditions, a focus on special needs and the board-games kickoff to our annual holiday Toy Test.

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School Days: Don't Forget Your Resilience

School Days: Don't Forget Your Resilience

Why resilience is an important tool for school success

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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much

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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