MomSpeak - November 2012 November 1, 2012 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin MomSpeakCooking with kids: homemade apple breadMom blogger Trina O'Boyle shared her apple bread recipe with her son's class, and now she shares it with us. It makes a good holiday gift. MomSpeakAmazon.com baby registry: very helpful!Mom blogger EJ Curran and her husband say Amazon's baby registry is convenient, helpful,easy to use and enhanced by customer reviews. MomSpeakReading tip: Ask open-ended questionsWhen reading to a child, ask questions about the story to enhance language, expression, comprehension, critical thinking and memory skills says mom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong, PhD. MomSpeakRaw veggie embargo liftedLeo isn't a picky eater, exactly. He will eat just about anything if he's in the right mood, but will exercise his free will arbitrarily One night he will heartily eat spinach and sweet potatoes over an artichoke and white bean… MomSpeakWhy is 'people first' language important?End dehumanizing definition of people by their disabilities, proclaims mom blogger Lisa Lightner. Children have so much more to offer than their special needs. MomSpeakWhy not today?Inspired by her teenager's dedication to the high school marching band, Mom blogger Raya Fagg reviews goals she has put off. MomSpeakGirl PowerMom blogger Darla DeMorrow reacts with tears and determination to the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban, as well as other women's causes closer to home. MomSpeakMaintenance: when will my life begin?When I was obese, I daydreamed about being thin. I thought about all the ways my life would change. I'd wear stylish clothes. I'd never gain the weight back. I'd rub it in the face of everyone that ever doubted… MomSpeakLive well on less as you juggle kids and careerMom blogger Erin Flynn Jay offers five ways family can save money. Among her ideas are to dine in more frequently and buy in bulk. MomSpeakWhat to do now, before another hurricane or major storm — woulda, coulda, shouldaBefore the next major storm hits, here are some safety precautions to consider, offered by organizer and mom blogger Darla DeMorrow. MomSpeakHurricane Sandy: 5 things you can do NOWBlogger Trish Adkins suggests 5 ways to help Hurricane Sandy victims, starting with donating money.