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You're a Mean One . . . Mommy Grinch

12/17/14

You're a Mean One . . . Mommy Grinch

The confluence of Hanukkah and Christmas poses challenges to a multicultural mom.

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Family holiday planning with special needs

12/12/14

Family holiday planning with special needs

Mom blogger Lisa Lightner borrows the acronym SWEEPS to give families with special needs a smoother holiday season.

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DIY Holiday Gift: Grandkids' Measuring Stick

12/10/14

DIY Holiday Gift: Grandkids' Measuring Stick

The Grandkids' Measuring Stick, a quick and easy DYI holiday gift, lets grandparents track their grandkids' growth.

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Fun & Fitness with The Nutcracker

12/08/14

Fun & Fitness with The Nutcracker

A new kids' Nutcracker DVD is a fun holiday-time lesson in culture and fitness.

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DIY Holiday Gift: Cookies in a Jar

12/05/14

DIY Holiday Gift: Cookies in a Jar

Cookies in a Jar: a great DIY holiday gift idea for teachers, neighbors, friends and Secret Santa swaps.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Really!

12/03/14

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Really!

The seasonal rush and commercialism don't dim mom blogger's enjoyment of the holidays. She experiences Christmastime through her kids and finds happiness.

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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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About This Blog

Outstanding Delaware Valley mom 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
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
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 mom blogger and would like to contribute to MomSpeak, please e-mail editor@metrokids.com.

 

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