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June 2012

Disney's Brave: Who's That Girl?

06/29/12

Disney's Brave: Who's That Girl?

What was that red-headed girl's name in the movie Brave? Mom blogger Jeanine Ludwikowski got it right — or did she?

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The Many Perks of Manners

06/27/12

The Many Perks of Manners

Mom blogger Sandra Telep finds herself delighted by her 2-year-old son's polite, positive expressions. They validate talking to children kindly and respectfully

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Why I Give My Kids Downtime — or How I'll Never Be a Tiger Mom

06/25/12

Why I Give My Kids Downtime — or How I'll Never Be a Tiger Mom

Mom blogger Hillary Chybinski describes herself as the "Anti-Tiger mom" because she doesn't force her kids to do activities — and they're doing fine.

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The Bad Guy

06/22/12

The Bad Guy

Every age might be "that age," but 3½ is making mom blogger Stephanie Anderson feel like the Bad Guy.

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The 3 Most Difficult Conversations (So Far)

06/20/12

The 3 Most Difficult Conversations (So Far)

Blogger Raya Fagg recounts why she needed to talk to her son about the "n" word, death, and the removal of a priest from the boy's school.

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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Playground?

06/18/12

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Playground?

Blogger M.B. Sanok wonders if today's playgrounds are so safe that kids are missing out on adventure and teachable moments.

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To My Daughters’ Daddy

06/15/12

To My Daughters’ Daddy

In a Father's Day post, blogger Jennifer Oxenford recognizes the many contributions of her husband, "a really good daddy."

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2 Children's Books for Single Mothers (On Days When They're Feeling Low)

06/13/12

2 Children's Books for Single Mothers (On Days When They're Feeling Low)

Blogger Brandi Jeter says these two tales can cheer you up, especially if you read them snuggled up to your little one.

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The Calm

06/11/12

The Calm

Blogger Jeanne McCullough posts from her hospital bed after the birth of her second child, Ryan David.

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The World According to my Kids … From Hippos to Hogwarts

06/08/12

The World According to my Kids … From Hippos to Hogwarts

From her kids' perspective, mom blogger Marion Kase has learned that hippos fly, a car costs $1 million and Professor Snape might not be cool.

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When Life Gives You Lemons, You Make Alex's Lemonade

06/06/12

When Life Gives You Lemons, You Make Alex's Lemonade

Alex's mom, Liz Scott, gave blogger Trish Adkins hope when she most needed it -- after her daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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You Know You Are Mom When...

06/04/12

You Know You Are Mom When...

Who but Mom has an army guy, a half-eaten lollipop, a sock, cheerio dust, and wadded up tissues in her purse?

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Potty Mouth and Potty Training: Our Journey and the Books We've Enjoyed Along the Way

06/01/12

Potty Mouth and Potty Training: Our Journey and the Books We've Enjoyed Along the Way

When mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong's daughter developed an early interest in potty training, "poop" became her favorite greeting.

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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
Stephanie Glover, A Grande Life
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
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
Kathryn M. Martin, Mamacado
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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Find out which books won the prestigious 2016 Newbery and Caldecott Medals and other prizes for children's lit.

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