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3 Tips for Mom Accountability

04/15/15

3 Tips for Mom Accountability

3 easy ways a busy single mom holds herself personally accountable for her life choices.

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Moms' Review: The Philadelphia Zoo

04/13/15

Moms' Review: The Philadelphia Zoo

A mom reviews 5 great things to do with kids at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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25 Special Education Acronyms

04/10/15

25 Special Education Acronyms

A list of 25 of the most commonly used IEP/special-ed acronyms

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Is My Kitchen Trying to Kill Me?

04/08/15

Is My Kitchen Trying to Kill Me?

A green mom's take on the hidden dangers that lurk in the kitchen

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The Rules-Don't-Apply-to-Me Club

04/06/15

The Rules-Don't-Apply-to-Me Club

Spring school events bring together all sorts of parents, including those in the Rules Do Not Apply to Me Club.

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Moms' Movie Review: A Girl Like Her

04/03/15

Moms' Movie Review: A Girl Like Her

A mom and teen review a new movie about high school bullying

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Moms' Book Review: Jacob's New Dress

04/01/15

Moms' Book Review: Jacob's New Dress

A picture book about gender nonconformity

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Stagestruck: Kids & Theater

03/30/15

Stagestruck: Kids & Theater

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

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Junior Prom: Crisis Averted

03/27/15

Junior Prom: Crisis Averted

It's snowing on prom night!

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How Kids Can Pay It Forward

03/25/15

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 Italian market area. My first grader is in CCD, and her teacher encouraged the kids to attend the Stations of the Cross service. Walking home after the service, I decided to treat them to dinner at an Italian restaurant near my daughter’s elementary school for an early pizza dinner. I ordered waters, a small pizza and mozzarella sticks, since I had a salad made at home. Our server brought out coloring books and the kids had fun coloring on the pages. I checked my phone for new emails. I...

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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
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Marion Kase, Helicopter-Caterpillar
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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Summer Is Here!

Summer Is Here!

Stories on last-minute camp signups, summer plans, summer learning, summer reading and great new rides at PA & NJ amusement parks and waterparks

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Outdoor Learning in and Around Delaware

Outdoor Learning in and Around Delaware

Where to go in and around Delaware to find outdoor learning opportunities

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About National Drowning Prevention Month

What Every Parent Needs to Know About National Drowning Prevention Month

How to ensure that your child is safe in and around the water

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A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

What Pinterest-inspired birthday cakes for kids look like when they come out of a real mom's kitchen

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Save the Date: Main Line Talent Show

Save the Date: Main Line Talent Show

All about the 2nd annual Main Line Talent Show, featuring 36 young singers, dancers and musicians from 20 Greater Philadelphia schools

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