MomSpeak - July 2012 July 1, 2012 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin MomSpeak10 Patriotic Songs for Your 4th of JulyMom blogger Lisa Lightner serves up 10 classic music videos to celebrate America. MomSpeakCatching the Cheering SpiritMom blogger M.B. Sanok finds inspiration from her daughter's participation in the South Jersey Storm Twisters, a cheerleading squad for kids with special needs. MomSpeakA Change in Plans. Still, There's HopeMom blogger Brandi Jeter says it is humbling that coworkers still supported a Post Champions for Kids food drive, despite layoffs MomSpeakTeachable Moments are Everywhere, Even at Red MangoFor a toddler, everyday events can be learning experiences. Mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong turns turned a visit to frozen yogurt shop Red Mango into a creative opportunity. MomSpeakIn Defense of the Real Food Diet: Just Don’t Go Paula Deen on The ButterMom blogger Paige Wolfe advocates portion control and eating "real food" from all groups and rather than low-calorie, processed diet food full of chemicals. MomSpeakI Used To Be 'That Parent'Blogger Rachée Fagg admits to having been overly focused on her daughter's achievements and milestones. Then, two important influences changed her outlook. MomSpeak144 Ways to Enjoy the National Constitution Center for $5This summer the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia features admission for $5 after 5pm on Thursdays. It's an incredible value, says mom blogger Jennifer Auer. MomSpeakSky-High Fun with AirplanesOn a long international flight, expect to forgo sleep, embrace crankiness and if your kids act up, handle plenty of glares. Is it worth it? You bet, says blogger Marion Kase. MomSpeakBesides, we don't need nice thingsMom blogger Jeanne McCullough solves a space issue by emptying cabinets and eliminating furniture. But how far should simplifying go? MomSpeakHealthy Vacation SnacksKeeping summer snacks healthy is a challenge for mom Trina O'Boyle, who blogs at O'Boy! Organic. Here are the treats she serves up at the shore. MomSpeakLove and PhotographyMom blogger Kelly Jopson-Brown expressed love for her daughter through a series of photographs, leading to an important realization. MomSpeakSigns of SummerMom blogger Shivaun Williams paints a poetic picture of summer's detritus, and her response to it. MomSpeakMy Kids Can Run!Mom blogger EJ Curran takes up running, and finds that her kids were paying attention, and daughter KM even entered a school race.