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Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

Tips for how one can tame hectic mornings

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Fall Tree Button Practice Busy Bag

Fall Tree Button Practice Busy Bag

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How to Organize your Home to Minimize Pet Hair

How to Organize your Home to Minimize Pet Hair

Follow these tips and tricks to keep your home clean.

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Feeding Frankenstein

Feeding Frankenstein

Upcycle a common household item to create a fun Halloween craft you can even use in a creative game.

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Inference

Inference

Inference, or drawing conclusions, is a valuable skill for young people to hone.

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Fall Pumpkin Activity for Toddlers

Fall Pumpkin Activity for Toddlers

Engage in a fun sensory play activity with everyone's favorite October gourd.

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To Do List Tweak: Add Action

To Do List Tweak: Add Action

Have you ever followed up on one of your to-do list items, only to find out later that you either did the wrong thing, or you didn’t do all the things you meant to do for that item?

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Colorful Pumpkin Seeds

Colorful Pumpkin Seeds

Turn pumpkin seeds into colorful kids' crafting materials.

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The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

Utilize a growth mindset to tackle challenges big and small.

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Is Autism Different for Girls?

Is Autism Different for Girls?

Some researchers have begun to say that autism presents differently in boys and girls.

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On the Needles: Knitting with Bulky Yarn

On the Needles: Knitting with Bulky Yarn

Mom-blogger Rachée Fagg spins a yarn about knitting with bulky material.

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10 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

10 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Mom blogger Trina O'Boyle shares 10 unique ways to use a pantry staple.

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Ardmore Oktoberfest

Ardmore Oktoberfest

Learn how one local community will be celebrating a world-famous annual tradition.

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How to Find a Special Needs Dentist

How to Find a Special Needs Dentist

Lisa Lightner discusses finding the best fit dentist for your special needs child and shares tips on assisting with oral hygiene.

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How to Maximize Under Bed Storage

How to Maximize Under Bed Storage

Figure out how to make the space under the bed work for you.

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Let Kids Be Bored!

Let Kids Be Bored!

Mom blogger EJ Curran finds the bright side to boredom.

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Benefits of Chia Seeds for Babies & Beyond

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Babies & Beyond

Trina O'Boyle, mom blogger, talks chia and the myriad benefits of their nutrient-rich seeds.

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Ice Hockey, Really?

Ice Hockey, Really?

Mom blogger Shivaun Williams talks hockey vs. T-ball.

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There’s No Such Thing as a Fake Cry

There’s No Such Thing as a Fake Cry

Katie Chiavarone explains that no cry is really "fake."

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8 Things Every Philly Special Needs Family Needs to Know

8 Things Every Philly Special Needs Family Needs to Know

Blogger Lisa Lightner shares 8 things you may not know about living near Philadelphia if you or someone you love has a disability.

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Five Ways to Master the Mommy Track

Five Ways to Master the Mommy Track

Author Erin Flynn Jay suggests ideas for how working mothers can avoid added stress.

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Summer Squash for Babies

Summer Squash for Babies

Mom blogger Trina O'Boyle shares means of preparing a summer garden favorite.

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5 Natural Immunity Boosters

5 Natural Immunity Boosters

Mom–blogger Trina O'Boyle suggests five ways to help boost children's immune system. She provides recipes to add power foods to your home meals.

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Embracing Midlife by Celebrating Myself

Embracing Midlife by Celebrating Myself

Trina O'Boyle writes on the steps she takes to care for herself and thus better care for those she loves.

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7 Savings-Building Tips

7 Savings-Building Tips

Mom-blogger Raya Fagg introduces a financial planner's 7 tips to foster children's savings habits.

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7 Ways to Guide Children into Healthy Savings Habits

7 Ways to Guide Children into Healthy Savings Habits

Mom-blogger Raya Fagg shares 7 ways for kids to learn valuable saving techniques.

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Discipline and the IEP

Discipline and the IEP

Mom-blogger Lisa Lightner discusses the high rate of suspensions for children with IEPs and what parents can do about it.

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Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Organizing — with Color!

Bathroom Medicine Cabinet Organizing — with Color!

Mom blogger Darla DeMorrow shares tips on organizing one's bathroom cabinet.

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9 Steps to Anniversary Present Success

9 Steps to Anniversary Present Success

Dad blogger Chris Bernholdt discusses creative anniversary gifts. Aimed at men, his advise might spark ideas for women as well.

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An Infant Reading List: Storytime Made Simple

An Infant Reading List: Storytime Made Simple

Mom blogger Rachée Fagg, a children's librarian, creates an infant reading list of books that "go together like peas and carrots."

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MomSpeak Contributors

Katie Chiavarone, Views From a Step Stool
Hillary Chybinski, My Scraps
EJ Curran, Four Little Monsters
Darla DeMorrow, The Pregnant Entrepreneur
Rachée Fagg, Say It Rah-Shay
Chris Bernholdt, DadNCharge   
Raya Fagg, And Starring As Herself…MRSRFKJ
Stephanie Glover, A Grande Life
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
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)

 

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

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Preview: Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia

Preview: Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia

The Museum of the American Revolution opens April 19.

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Opens at the Plymouth Meeting Mall

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Opens at the Plymouth Meeting Mall

LEGOLAND Discovery Center opens at the Plymouth Meeting Mall on April 6.

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How to Talk to Children about Disabilities

How to Talk to Children about Disabilities

Encourage inclusion and acceptance by teaching your child to understand differences

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Game Review: Moms Confess

Game Review: Moms Confess

Gather some friends during your kid's sports practice or for an moms' night out and play this fun game that reveals your parenting successes and challenges

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5 Tips to Help Kids Spot Fake News

5 Tips to Help Kids Spot Fake News

Teach your kids how to distinguish facts from opinions

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