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20 Summer Family Fun Ideas

08/28/15

20 Summer Family Fun Ideas

The summer is coming to an end, not for my boys but for me too. I’m going back to school, to teach. Just part time at a little Montessori School near where I live. It’s a perfect fit for me and my family, exactly what we I needed. I’m excited for this new beginning which will still give me plenty of time to focus on my baby…O’Boy! Organic. So don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere! Knowing that our free time is coming to an end, made me think about how I could cherish these last few days of our summer and not stress about all the things we need to get done. Because, we all know they WILL get done…one way or another. I’ve come up with a list of all things I want to do with my boys these last few weeks, hoping it inspires...

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Dad Music Review: Play Date

08/25/15

Dad Music Review: Play Date

Rock with this album for kids and parents alike.

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Mom's DIY Home Office

08/21/15

Mom's DIY Home Office

How to carve out a home office space in a cluttered dining room

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Kids' Dog Books for the Dog Days of Summer

08/10/15

Kids' Dog Books for the Dog Days of Summer

A kids' librarian's top 10 list of picture books about dogs

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Are We Raising Tyrants?

08/07/15

Are We Raising Tyrants?

5 tips for raising kind, resilient, unspoiled kids and teens

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Clean-Up TIps for 5-Year-Olds

08/05/15

Clean-Up TIps for 5-Year-Olds

Mom's advice on how to get a 5-year-old to clean up her room

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Dear Kid in My Shopping Cart

08/03/15

Dear Kid in My Shopping Cart

A letter on how kids should (NOT) behave on a mommy-and-me shopping trip.

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Countdown to Kindergarten

07/31/15

Countdown to Kindergarten

A mom reflects on the bittersweet moment as her "baby" gets ready to go to school full-time.

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What Makes Mom Feel Sexy?

07/27/15

What Makes Mom Feel Sexy?

Where do motherhood and sexiness intersect?

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The Apology

07/24/15

The Apology

A mom who's bullied and been bullied ponders the statute of limitations on an apology.

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About This Blog

Outstanding Delaware Valley mom and dad bloggers share insights about their kids or themselves, family experiences or ways they handled parenting situations. Their items — often reposted from their blogs — reflect everyday experiences that anyone can relate to rather than political viewpoints or belief systems.

MomSpeak Contributors

Trish Adkins, Yoke
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
Stephanie Glover, A Grande Life
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Jean Ladden, Jean's Book Reviews
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Toni Langdon, Tickles and Time Outs
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
Jeanine Ludwikowski, Mommy Entourage
Jeanne McCullough, Mom Hearts Pinot
Trina O'Boyle, O’Boy! Organic
Kelly Raudenbush, My Overthinking
Lindsey Schuster, Sisters to Sons
Sandra Telep, West Philly Mama
Marissa Kiepert Truong, Land of Once Upon a Time
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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