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November 2012

Cooking with kids: homemade apple bread

11/30/12

Cooking with kids: homemade apple bread

Mom blogger Trina O'Boyle shared her apple bread recipe with her son's class, and now she shares it with us. It makes a good holiday gift.

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Amazon.com baby registry: very helpful!

11/28/12

Amazon.com baby registry: very helpful!

Mom blogger EJ Curran and her husband say Amazon's baby registry is convenient, helpful,easy to use and enhanced by customer reviews.

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Reading tip: Ask open-ended questions

11/26/12

Reading tip: Ask open-ended questions

When reading to a child, ask questions about the story to enhance language, expression, comprehension, critical thinking and memory skills says mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong, PhD.

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Raw veggie embargo lifted

11/23/12

Raw veggie embargo lifted

Leo isn't a picky eater, exactly. He will eat just about anything if he's in the right mood, but will exercise his free will arbitrarily  One night he will heartily eat spinach and sweet potatoes over an artichoke and white bean puree and the next day he will turn his nose up at mac 'n cheese. I get that he has to exert his limited power — but it can certainly be frustrating when there is no rhyme or reason to his tastes from one day to another. One thing he has been consistent about is that he doesn't like raw veggies. Cooked? No problem. But raw? No, thank you. We tried everything from carrots to cucumbers to broccoli. I'm grateful that he's always (ok, usually) willing to try foods we offer him — but each and every time he would...

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Why is 'people first' language important?

11/19/12

Why is 'people first' language important?

End dehumanizing definition of people by their disabilities, proclaims mom blogger Lisa Lightner. Children have so much more to offer than their special needs.

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Why not today?

11/16/12

Why not today?

Inspired by her teenager's dedication to the high school marching band, Mom blogger Raya Fagg reviews goals she has put off.

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Girl Power

11/12/12

Girl Power

Mom blogger Darla DeMorrow reacts with tears and determination to the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban, as well as other women's causes closer to home.

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Maintenance: when will my life begin?

11/09/12

Maintenance: when will my life begin?

When I was obese, I daydreamed about being thin. I thought about all the ways my life would change.  I'd wear stylish clothes. I'd never gain the weight back. I'd rub it in the face of everyone that ever doubted me or treated my badly. I'd never obsess over food ever again. I'd be fighting off boys left and right. I wouldn't be consumed with a number.  I'd be (even more) daring. Everything would be right and perfect in my world. When I lost all the weight, that is when my life would truly begin.  Life begins..or does it? I waited 35 years for my life to begin. I turned 35 two days after meeting my goal weight and, if I go by this list, I'm still waiting. Waiting for all of those things on an...

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Live well on less as you juggle kids and career

11/07/12

Live well on less as you juggle kids and career

Mom blogger Erin Flynn Jay offers five ways family can save money. Among her ideas are to dine in more frequently and buy in bulk.

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What to do now, before another hurricane or major storm — woulda, coulda, shoulda

11/05/12

What to do now, before another hurricane or major storm — woulda, coulda, shoulda

Before the next major storm hits, here are some safety precautions to consider, offered by organizer and mom blogger Darla DeMorrow.

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Hurricane Sandy: 5 things you can do NOW

11/02/12

Hurricane Sandy: 5 things you can do NOW

Blogger Trish Adkins suggests 5 ways to help Hurricane Sandy victims, starting with donating money.

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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
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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CHOP's New Digs

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Art Splash: Summer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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What parents can expect at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art Splash kids' summer program.

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Babies & Zoo Animals: July Preview

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The Marvel Experience: What Should Parents Expect?

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