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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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Moms' Book Review: Carrot Saves Easter

03/23/15

Moms' Book Review: Carrot Saves Easter

A local mom's book inspires a new tradition.

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Kid-Friendly Dance Party Videos

03/20/15

Kid-Friendly Dance Party Videos

Kid-friendly videos to spark a family dance party that welcomes spring.

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Women in the Workforce: Smart & Sexy Day

03/18/15

Women in the Workforce: Smart & Sexy Day

Career Wardrobe's Smart & Sexy Day helps local women in transition prepare to enter the workforce.

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The Snub

03/16/15

The Snub

A special needs mom worries that party invitations will be in short supply for her son.

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Moms' Recipe: Green Velvet Cupcakes

03/13/15

Moms' Recipe: Green Velvet Cupcakes

Lucky Charms top these easy Green Velvet Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day

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Moms' Top 10: Worst Types of Cries

03/11/15

Moms' Top 10: Worst Types of Cries

A bunch of MK staffers who grew up in a sorority of sisters are now moms to only boys. So brand-new MomSpeaker Lindsey Schuster, who blogs at Sisters to Sons, has a worldview we know only too well. Her first post for us, however, cuts across gender. Which of these 10 terrible types of cries do you hear most often? When you become a parent, listening to a lot of crying is something that is assumed. It’s part of the job; part of the journey. But like everything in life, not all cries are created equal. Some cries are just more palatable than others. But not these…. Here are the top 10 worst types of cries: 10. The Sitting-in-Traffic Cry: This is the kind of cry that can’t even be cured by a lollipop, a favorite song or a parent trying to get a laugh...

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Mom Hack: How to Organize Your Purse

03/09/15

Mom Hack: How to Organize Your Purse

How to organize your purse as soon as you buy it

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Before Dinner: A Mom's Cautionary Tale

03/06/15

Before Dinner: A Mom's Cautionary Tale

Family dinnertime is never boring.

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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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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
August 2015 Preview

August 2015 Preview

The Aug. 2015 issue includes stories about charter schools, cool school supplies, gifted kids, public speaking, local U-pick farms and end-of-summer fun.

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CHOP's New Digs

CHOP's New Digs

Take a photo tour of CHOP's new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care.

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Art Splash: Summer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art Splash: Summer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

What parents can expect at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art Splash kids' summer program.

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Babies & Zoo Animals: July Preview

Babies & Zoo Animals: July Preview

Preview of the July 2015 edition of MetroKids, including baby products, VBAC and baby care class info, as well as an introduction to the animals who live at zoos and aquariums.

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The Marvel Experience: What Should Parents Expect?

The Marvel Experience: What Should Parents Expect?

A parent's guide to The Marvel Experience at Lincoln Financial Field through July 5

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