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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 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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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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