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Dogs & Other Childhood Themes

Dogs & Other Childhood Themes

Kathy O'Connell reviews Jamie Broza’s latest CD for kids, I Want a Dog!

April 2011
Kids' Funk with a Jewish Twist

Kids' Funk with a Jewish Twist

Shabbat Shaboom features outstanding musicianship and perfect production. Also reviewed: "Cleaning Hullaballoo" by Cake for Dinner.

March 2011
CD Describes Friendship's Truths

CD Describes Friendship's Truths

In their CD Original Friend, the South Carolina trio Lunch Money combines an intimate sound with universal truths of friendship.

February 2011
Cartoonish Music & Grand Melodies

Cartoonish Music & Grand Melodies

On the Tangled soundtrack, Ashman’s terrific score blends cartoonish music with grand melodies that capture the depth of the movie.

January 2011
A Brilliant, Wacky Kids' Music Debut

A Brilliant, Wacky Kids' Music Debut

Jamband darling Keller Williams jumps with both feet into family music with the release of his new CD, Kids.

December 2010
The Top 10 Kids' CDs of 2010

The Top 10 Kids' CDs of 2010

Justin Roberts is the McCartney of children's music. His grammy-worthy CD Jungle Gym holds together brilliantly.

November 2010
Scary Disney Oldies in New CD

Scary Disney Oldies in New CD

Disney Villains: Simply Sinister Songs recycles tunes from a wealth of musical legends.

October 2010
Good Kids Music for Worthy Causes

Good Kids Music for Worthy Causes

As natural helpers, kids will be drawn to a pair of CD projects created in response to specific challenges: the earthquake in Haiti and America’s obesity epidemic.

September 2010
Kids' Music: A Twang-Tastic Treat

Kids' Music: A Twang-Tastic Treat

The Okee Dokee Brothers achieve excellence with Take It Outside.

August 2010
Groovin' to Kids' Exercise Music

Groovin' to Kids' Exercise Music

Jump for joy with these selections and suggestions.

July 2010

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Healthy Living

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

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Music Reviews

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kathy gives us a beach playlist, talks up the Kids Corner Stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and reviews new back-to-school CDs.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet 7-year-old CoverKid Jaime Lynne W., winner of a John Robert Powers scholarship

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Classes

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

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Education

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

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Education Features

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

What Is a Charter School?

What Is a Charter School?

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in the Delaware Valley, including a list of area charter schools.

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Philadelphia and its suburbs

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Mom Matters

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Maternity

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Solutions

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

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Special Needs Parenting

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

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Divorce in a special needs family can be fraught. Here's how to act in your child's best interest.

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