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August 2013

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Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

Physical Developments: Early Puberty

Physical Developments: Early Puberty

Girls are reaching puberty at younger ages than ever. Find out why and how to have "the puberty talk" in age-appropriate ways.

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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Food & Nutrition

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

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Healthy Living

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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Medical

Physical Developments: Early Puberty

Physical Developments: Early Puberty

Girls are reaching puberty at younger ages than ever. Find out why and how to have "the puberty talk" in age-appropriate ways.

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Mom's Health

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

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Home Life

August 2013 Kids Book Reviews

August 2013 Kids Book Reviews

Reviews of three new kids' books: The Watermelon Seed, Brush of the Gods & Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia

August 2013 Kids Music Reviews

August 2013 Kids Music Reviews

Kids music reviews of Alastair Moock's Singing Our Way Through and Shine & the Moonbeams' self-titled CD.

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Home security systems are high-tech and easy enough for a kid to use.

How to Shop the Outlets

How to Shop the Outlets

Bargain-scouting advice and a guide to some of the best outlets in the Philly area, South Jersey and Delaware.

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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Book Reviews

August 2013 Kids Book Reviews

August 2013 Kids Book Reviews

Reviews of three new kids' books: The Watermelon Seed, Brush of the Gods & Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia

Play’s Anatomy

Play’s Anatomy

Check out games for kids that explore the human body (the insides!) in a fun & silly way.

How to Shop the Outlets

How to Shop the Outlets

Bargain-scouting advice and a guide to some of the best outlets in the Philly area, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Music Reviews

August 2013 Kids Music Reviews

August 2013 Kids Music Reviews

Kids music reviews of Alastair Moock's Singing Our Way Through and Shine & the Moonbeams' self-titled CD.

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Your Home

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Home security systems are high-tech and easy enough for a kid to use.

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Family Fun Features

Stuff for History Buffs

Stuff for History Buffs

Family-friendly history sites to explore in preparation of kids' social studies and world cultures courses, or for kids that just love history!

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Tasha Warren

Tasha Warren

Meet our August 2013 mom of the month.

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Camps & Classes

How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Classes

How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Child Care

Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

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Education

Focus Points

Focus Points

With so many social media messages, kids concentration levels are slipping. Help them get their focus back.

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Early Education

Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

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Education Features

Focus Points

Focus Points

With so many social media messages, kids concentration levels are slipping. Help them get their focus back.

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Seconday Education

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

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Family Life

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Home security systems are high-tech and easy enough for a kid to use.

How to Shop the Outlets

How to Shop the Outlets

Bargain-scouting advice and a guide to some of the best outlets in the Philly area, South Jersey and Delaware.

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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Mom Matters

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

Archive »

Health & Nutrition

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

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Parenting

Focus Points

Focus Points

With so many social media messages, kids concentration levels are slipping. Help them get their focus back.

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

Good Kids, Bad Outfits

Good Kids, Bad Outfits

Kids clothing quirks can drive moms nuts. Here's how to help them dress without drama. Plus, kid's clothing do's & don'ts and a list of common school dress codes

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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New Mom

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Home security systems are high-tech and easy enough for a kid to use.

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Tweens & Teens

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

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Solutions

Focus Points

Focus Points

With so many social media messages, kids concentration levels are slipping. Help them get their focus back.

Good Kids, Bad Outfits

Good Kids, Bad Outfits

Kids clothing quirks can drive moms nuts. Here's how to help them dress without drama. Plus, kid's clothing do's & don'ts and a list of common school dress codes

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

Archive »

SpecialKids

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

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Special Needs Parenting

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
Stagestruck: Kids & Theater

Stagestruck: Kids & Theater

Why one mom believes performing is a great thing for her kids

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Junior Prom: Crisis Averted

Junior Prom: Crisis Averted

It's snowing on prom night!

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How Kids Can Pay It Forward

How Kids Can Pay It Forward

"Pay it forward" is a great concept to teach kids. It helps to see the kindness-counts plan in action. MomSpeaker Erin Flynn Jay and her girls were recently PIF beneficiaries. Here's her story.  On Thursday, I took my daughters to Stations of the Cross at a church in the...

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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
Spring Break Water Safety

Spring Break Water Safety

3 tips on building kids' swim skills and water safety on your spring break vacation.

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Snow Day Snowmen

Snow Day Snowmen

MK readers share pics of their snow-day snowman masterpieces!

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Tax Credits for Summer Camp

Tax Credits for Summer Camp

Learn which camp expenses are tax-deductible.

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