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Children's Books About Adoption

12/02/15

Children's Books About Adoption

Mom blogger Kelly Raudenbush reviews books on adoption for varying ages.

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Budget-friendly Ideas for Children's Birthday Party Presents

11/30/15

Budget-friendly Ideas for Children's Birthday Party Presents

Find yourself spending too much on gifts and wrapping for kids' birthday parties? Read mom blogger Paige Wolf's thrifty, crafty and eco-friendly tips for giving great gifts without breaking the bank.

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Everything Special Needs Holiday Toolkit

11/25/15

Everything Special Needs Holiday Toolkit

Everything you need to reduce stress in your special needs household so you can enjoy the holiday season.

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24 Days of Elf on the Shelf Ideas

11/23/15

24 Days of Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Out of ideas for your Elf on a Shelf? Check out this list of 24 ways to keep your elf on the move.

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Picture Books for Music and Animal Lovers

11/20/15

Picture Books for Music and Animal Lovers

Share these delightful picture books about music, animals and friendship, selected by mom blogger Rachee Fagg, and make a simple musical instrument of your own.

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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins for Picky Eaters

11/13/15

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins for Picky Eaters

Sneak chia seeds — a healthy superfood — into delicious pumpkin muffins for a snack that will please your picky eater while providing extra nutrition.

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12 Unhelpful Pieces of IEP Advice for Parents

11/11/15

12 Unhelpful Pieces of IEP Advice for Parents

Mom blogger Lisa Lightner counters unhelpful advice for parents working on IEPs for their children.

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A Late Night Visitor

11/10/15

A Late Night Visitor

Post-bedtime conversations with her son turn out to be some of the most meaningful for mom blogger Lindsey Schuster.

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Part with the School Papers. . . Keep the Memories

11/06/15

Part with the School Papers. . . Keep the Memories

Mom blogger Lisa Weinstein sifts through bins of her daughter's elementary school papers to make room for college memories.

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Optimize Your Workday

11/04/15

Optimize Your Workday

Working moms: Break your work day into chunks to maximize how much you can accomplish.

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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
Kathryn M. Martin, Mamacado
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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Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Learn surprising facts about tarantulas at the Academy of Natural Science's newest special exhibit.

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2016 Book & Media Award Winners Showcase Diversity

Find out which books won the prestigious 2016 Newbery and Caldecott Medals and other prizes for children's lit.

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! Comes to the Merriam Theater

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! Comes to the Merriam Theater

The beloved star of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood comes to the Merriam Theater in a live, interactive performance Jan. 15-16, 2016.

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2015 Horn Book Fanfare List

2015 Horn Book Fanfare List

Check out the best children's books of 2015 as determined by The Horn Book Magazine.

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The Barnes Foundation Announces Free Weekday Admission for College and University Students

The Barnes Foundation Announces Free Weekday Admission for College and University Students

The Barnes Foundation now offers free weekday admission for college, university and graduate students and free Sunday admission for K-12 educators in the School District of Philadelphia.

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