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To the Grandparents — What My Kids Really Want this Christmas

12/01/14

To the Grandparents — What My Kids Really Want this Christmas

Mom blogger Jennifer Auer asks her parents and in-laws to give her kids memories, not toys, for Christmas.

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A Miracle in Christmas Layaway

11/28/14

A Miracle in Christmas Layaway

Blogger EJ Curran finds holiday cheer amidst the stress of waiting in a layaway line.

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Happy Thanksgiving

11/26/14

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the best holiday -- a day to relax, eat, drink and sit full and content with loved ones, says mom blogger Shivaun Williams.

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Keep kids entertained during holiday travel

11/25/14

Keep kids entertained during holiday travel

Whether you're visiting family by car, plane or train, you can plan unplugged, inexpensive activities for your kids, notes mom blogger Hillary Chybinski.

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Treat Your Teachers

11/19/14

Treat Your Teachers

A list of inexpensive "Just because" gifts to show your kids' teachers that you appreciate what they do

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What I Should Have Said to the Guy at Chipotle

11/17/14

What I Should Have Said to the Guy at Chipotle

A special needs mom reflects on what she should have said to a stranger who just doesn't get what families with disabilities really want and need -- a chance.

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Toddler Obsession: Star Wars Rebels

11/14/14

Toddler Obsession: Star Wars Rebels

How a half-hour of me time causes one mom to embrace her son's premature obsession with Star Wars Rebels

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Winterize: Mom's Rolling Boot Tray

11/12/14

Winterize: Mom's Rolling Boot Tray

How to make a simple rolling boot tray to store family snow boots neatly in a closet

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This is the Principal Calling . . .

11/10/14

This is the Principal Calling . . .

What's a Kindergarten mom to do when the principal calls?

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RSV: What Moms Need to Know

11/07/14

RSV: What Moms Need to Know

What moms need to know about RSV and babies

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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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