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You're The Reason Mommy Drinks

You're The Reason Mommy Drinks

Are we giving our kids the wrong impression about alcohol by joking about its role in parenting?

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Fun With FAFSA

Fun With FAFSA

If you have a student who's preparing for college, and you're applying for financial aid, this post may sound eerily familiar.

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31 Daily Habits to Get and Stay Organized

31 Daily Habits to Get and Stay Organized

Gradually add one or two tips to your routine for a more organized home and life!

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How to Write a Parent Concerns Letter for an IEP

How to Write a Parent Concerns Letter for an IEP

Why you should always take advantage of the opportunity to do a Parent Concerns Letter for an IEP meeting and how to write an effective one

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First Steps to an IEP

First Steps to an IEP

Special education advocate Lisa Lightner explains the steps to take to initiate the evaluation process that can lead to an IEP.

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5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immune System

5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immune System

Don't let your family fall victim to winter germs without fighting back! Try these tips to build your child's immunity against illnesses.

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I Miss Her More When She's Home

I Miss Her More When She's Home

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How To Get Organized in 2017

How To Get Organized in 2017

Find out how getting organized can help you accomplish your other New Year's resolutions!

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After the Holiday Rush

After the Holiday Rush

Do you appreciate January's relative calm after the holiday storm?

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Should You Take Your IEP Issues to the School Board?

Should You Take Your IEP Issues to the School Board?

When and how to approach your local school board representative about special-needs issues

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The Hanukkah Fairy

The Hanukkah Fairy

A humorous tale of how one mom made up the "Hanukkah Fairy" to help her 5-year-old daughter, who felt left out when her classmates celebrated Christmas

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A Positive Perspective on Scoliosis Treatment

A Positive Perspective on Scoliosis Treatment

A mom's touching letter to her daughter, who has to wear a back brace to correct scoliosis

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Places to Shop Organic on a Budget

Places to Shop Organic on a Budget

You can shop organic without paying membership fees. Find out where!

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Donate to Your School Without Giving Cash

Donate to Your School Without Giving Cash

8 donation strategies that don't hit your bank account

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How to Deal with Asthma Flare-Ups at School

How to Deal with Asthma Flare-Ups at School

Prepare the school and your child to handle an asthma flare-up.

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Make an Allergy-Safe Birthday Cake

Make an Allergy-Safe Birthday Cake

Don't go without the party's centerpiece because your child has food allergies! You can make a delicious, allergy-friendly birthday cake.

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Host a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Host a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Prepare in advance for a more enjoyable holiday

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Home Schooling with Special Needs

Home Schooling with Special Needs

Find out what counts as home schooling and what your options are for support services

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Make Your Own Child ID Cards

Make Your Own Child ID Cards

How to create your own child ID card for travel

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How You Can Improve Special Education in Your District

How You Can Improve Special Education in Your District

Steps you can take to make positive changes in your school's special-education services

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Do You Have an Emergency Plan for Your Child With Special Needs?

Do You Have an Emergency Plan for Your Child With Special Needs?

If an emergency struck, do you know how you'd be reunited with your child? These tips help you prepare for the unexpected.

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A Buy (Almost) Nothing Birthday Party

A Buy (Almost) Nothing Birthday Party

Try a birthday party that repurposes items for an eco- and wallet-friendly celebration.

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Make Meal Planning Easier This School Year

Make Meal Planning Easier This School Year

Do you find yourself racing to figure out dinner and often opting for takeout? Try these tips to make dinnertime healthier and less stressful.

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Tips for a Toddler Blood Test

Tips for a Toddler Blood Test

If you have to take a young child for a blood draw, here are 10 tips to make the experience less traumatic.

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4 Tips To Help Your Child Disconnect from the Electronic World

4 Tips To Help Your Child Disconnect from the Electronic World

Not sure how to keep screentime under control? Mom blogger Raya Fagg shares tips from a parent coach on how to maintain reasonable limits with less push-back from your child.

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10 Reasons I Love Pokemon GO

10 Reasons I Love Pokemon GO

The first augmented reality game to hit the streets in a big way, Pokemon Go has its share of opponents. Here's a look at the positive side of this popular game fad.

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50 Things To Do Without Technology

50 Things To Do Without Technology

Have fun as a family while completely unplugged!

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ABCs of IEPs: H is for Homework

ABCs of IEPs: H is for Homework

Homework can cause particular challenges for students with learning differences. Get expert advice on how to work with your child and the school to end the homework battles.

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The Day Nobody Believed I Was in Labor

The Day Nobody Believed I Was in Labor

What happens when a fourth-time mom thinks she's in labor but no one believes her?

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Why You Should Join Your Kids on a Camp Field Trip

Why You Should Join Your Kids on a Camp Field Trip

Make priceless memories when you tag along with your kids on a camp field trip.

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MomSpeak Contributors

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
Mara Gorman, The Mother of All Trips
Stephanie Glover, A Grande Life
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
Kathryn M. Martin, Mamacado
Trina O'Boyle, O’Boy! Organic
Kelly Raudenbush, My Overthinking
Lindsey Schuster, Sisters to Sons
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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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Coming to Philadephia

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Coming to Philadephia

Get all the details about the area's newest attraction and its grand opening!

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Create Healthier Tech Habits for Kids

Create Healthier Tech Habits for Kids

Get your kids' tech use under control and teach them to to police it better themselves

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Tips for Great Dental Hygiene

Tips for Great Dental Hygiene

Follow these helpful guidelines to ensure healthy teeth and proper dental hygiene practices for your kids.

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Cirque du Soleil’s New Avatar-based Show Comes to Philly

Cirque du Soleil’s New Avatar-based Show Comes to Philly

The world of Pandora comes to life on stage!

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Mom Com Comeback

Mom Com Comeback

Adult coloring books are all the rage. Harried moms will appreciate the humor in this new coloring book from a former MetroKids cartoonist!

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