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April 2014

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Signs of Asthma in Children

Signs of Asthma in Children

Signs of kids' asthma and how to treat them. Plus, make an Asthma Action Plan.

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Medical

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Philadelphia-area trends in giving birth include fewer C sections, doula support and postpartum pampering.

Signs of Asthma in Children

Signs of Asthma in Children

Signs of kids' asthma and how to treat them. Plus, make an Asthma Action Plan.

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Mom's Health

Pregnant?

Pregnant?

How pregnant women in the Philadelphia area are celebrating their baby bump from first trimester through delivery.

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Philadelphia-area trends in giving birth include fewer C sections, doula support and postpartum pampering.

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Home Life

Flyers Family Snapshot

Flyers Family Snapshot

Five Flyers wives talk about their experiences raising kids in the Philadelphia area.

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Book Reviews

Kids Book Reviews

Kids Book Reviews

Reviews of the graphic novel Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and the CD-enhanced picture book Goodnight Songs

Best Baby Shower Gifts

Best Baby Shower Gifts

The creator of the Mother of All Baby Showers shares her picks for the best baby gear every new mom needs.

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Music Reviews

Kids Music Reviews

Kids Music Reviews

Kathy reviews Laura Doherty & Gunnar Madsen, then previews two area concerts by up-and-coming kindie TV stars.

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Tech Talk

Assistive Technology for Autism

Assistive Technology for Autism

Two occupational therapists discuss the pros and caveats of using assistive technology with children on the autism spectrum.

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Attractions & Events

MK's Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide

MK's Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide

Restaurants in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey that cater to kids in terms of decor, atmosphere, menus and activities, providing a family-friendly dining experience for all.

Take the Kids to Riverfront Wilmington

Take the Kids to Riverfront Wilmington

Kid-friendly things to do in Riverfront Wilmington

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Family Fun Features

MK's Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide

MK's Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide

Restaurants in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey that cater to kids in terms of decor, atmosphere, menus and activities, providing a family-friendly dining experience for all.

Take the Kids to Riverfront Wilmington

Take the Kids to Riverfront Wilmington

Kid-friendly things to do in Riverfront Wilmington

How to Plan an Inclusive Playdate

How to Plan an Inclusive Playdate

How to plan an inclusive playdate, so friends of children with special needs can play safely and successfully

Take the Kids to Riverfront Wilmington

Take the Kids to Riverfront Wilmington

Kid-friendly things to do in Riverfront Wilmington

Accessible Playgrounds

Accessible Playgrounds

8 inclusive playgrounds with adaptive equipment for kids with special needs

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News & Views

Flyers Family Snapshot

Flyers Family Snapshot

Five Flyers wives talk about their experiences raising kids in the Philadelphia area.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Flyers Family Snapshot

Flyers Family Snapshot

Five Flyers wives talk about their experiences raising kids in the Philadelphia area.

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Camps & Classes

Camp Gardens

Camp Gardens

Summer vegetable gardens get kids gardening at camp.

The Patchwork Camp Solution

The Patchwork Camp Solution

With so many camp options available, how do parents choose to send their kids to a single camp or several shorter sessions this summer?

Camp Gardens

Camp Gardens

Summer vegetable gardens get kids gardening at camp.

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Classes

How to Be a Babysitter

How to Be a Babysitter

Philadelphia-area classes that teach tweens and teens how to be a babysitter

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Education Features

Why Local Schools Are Choosing Singapore Math

Why Local Schools Are Choosing Singapore Math

Learn why Singapore math is becoming the go-to curriculum in Philadelphia-area public, charter and private schools.

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Elementary Education

Why Local Schools Are Choosing Singapore Math

Why Local Schools Are Choosing Singapore Math

Learn why Singapore math is becoming the go-to curriculum in Philadelphia-area public, charter and private schools.

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Seconday Education

Why Local Schools Are Choosing Singapore Math

Why Local Schools Are Choosing Singapore Math

Learn why Singapore math is becoming the go-to curriculum in Philadelphia-area public, charter and private schools.

How to Be a Babysitter

How to Be a Babysitter

Philadelphia-area classes that teach tweens and teens how to be a babysitter

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Family Life

Flyers Family Snapshot

Flyers Family Snapshot

Five Flyers wives talk about their experiences raising kids in the Philadelphia area.

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Health & Nutrition

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Philadelphia-area trends in giving birth include fewer C sections, doula support and postpartum pampering.

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Maternity

Best Baby Shower Gifts

Best Baby Shower Gifts

The creator of the Mother of All Baby Showers shares her picks for the best baby gear every new mom needs.

Pregnant?

Pregnant?

How pregnant women in the Philadelphia area are celebrating their baby bump from first trimester through delivery.

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Philadelphia-area trends in giving birth include fewer C sections, doula support and postpartum pampering.

Best Baby Shower Gifts

Best Baby Shower Gifts

The creator of the Mother of All Baby Showers shares her picks for the best baby gear every new mom needs.

Pregnant?

Pregnant?

How pregnant women in the Philadelphia area are celebrating their baby bump from first trimester through delivery.

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Giving Birth in Philadelphia

Philadelphia-area trends in giving birth include fewer C sections, doula support and postpartum pampering.

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Tweens & Teens

How to Be a Babysitter

How to Be a Babysitter

Philadelphia-area classes that teach tweens and teens how to be a babysitter

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SpecialKids

How to Plan an Inclusive Playdate

How to Plan an Inclusive Playdate

How to plan an inclusive playdate, so friends of children with special needs can play safely and successfully

Assistive Technology for Autism

Assistive Technology for Autism

Two occupational therapists discuss the pros and caveats of using assistive technology with children on the autism spectrum.

Girls with High Functioning Autism

Girls with High Functioning Autism

More girls than you realize are diagnosed with high functioning autism. Here's how to spot symptoms of Aspergers and autism spectrum disorders.

Accessible Playgrounds

Accessible Playgrounds

8 inclusive playgrounds with adaptive equipment for kids with special needs

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Special Needs Parenting

How to Plan an Inclusive Playdate

How to Plan an Inclusive Playdate

How to plan an inclusive playdate, so friends of children with special needs can play safely and successfully

Girls with High Functioning Autism

Girls with High Functioning Autism

More girls than you realize are diagnosed with high functioning autism. Here's how to spot symptoms of Aspergers and autism spectrum disorders.

Accessible Playgrounds

Accessible Playgrounds

8 inclusive playgrounds with adaptive equipment for kids with special needs

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Autism Research & Advice

Assistive Technology for Autism

Assistive Technology for Autism

Two occupational therapists discuss the pros and caveats of using assistive technology with children on the autism spectrum.

Girls with High Functioning Autism

Girls with High Functioning Autism

More girls than you realize are diagnosed with high functioning autism. Here's how to spot symptoms of Aspergers and autism spectrum disorders.

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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
Outdoor Learning in and Around Delaware

Outdoor Learning in and Around Delaware

Where to go in and around Delaware to find outdoor learning opportunities

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About National Drowning Prevention Month

What Every Parent Needs to Know About National Drowning Prevention Month

How to ensure that your child is safe in and around the water

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A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

What Pinterest-inspired birthday cakes for kids look like when they come out of a real mom's kitchen

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
6 Ways to Prepare Kids for Summer Break

6 Ways to Prepare Kids for Summer Break

6 ways parents can prepare their kids for summer break

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9 Lyme Disease Facts

9 Lyme Disease Facts

9 facts parents need to know about Lyme disease this summer

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5 Toddler Road Trip Tips

5 Toddler Road Trip Tips

5 parent tips for taking road trips with toddlers

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