Conclusion of the yearlong look into Minds in the Making. A journey through the seven critical life skills every child needs.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Local mothers exchange childhood toys, clothing and accessories using social media.
Moms have to do it all. From getting the kids to soccer practice, to scheduling every doctor, dentist and eye appointment, from school homework to dance recitals, it just never ends. Moms over the years have developed some unique ways of organizing it all. Thankfully, with tools like smartphones, Google calendars, and alarmed reminders, there are multiple tricks of the trade these days. Some mothers in Montgomery County have found a way to even use social media to their advantage, too. With Facebook, some 502 moms have found a way to consign online. It can be difficult to get around to all the sales, find clothes and toys on a budget and make the family dollar stretch, but with Montgomery County Kids Online Yard Sale, the sale is always in…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Montco Mommy's family has shared a box set of books for three generations now.
When I was little, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder. I read all of her books, and most days, I’d trade any of my modern day luxuries to be that little girl on the prairie. These days, when I’m sitting in thick Philadelphia traffic or watching my MacBook spin the “pinwheel of death,” I sometimes dream of the same thing. Sometimes, I wouldn’t mind giving up cable TV, electricity and laundry machines for the feeling of wide open spaces, working for the simplicity of survival and skipping out on all of our modern-day challenges. When I was little, my mom handed down her tattered and torn copies of all of Wilder’s books. She had a box set when she was a kid. I still remember the perfect penmanship scripted in pencil with her name on the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Montco Mommy learns to let go, so her son might become a better man.
I really cannot believe it. I mean, I know he is half his father’s child, too, but it astonishes me that my son somehow got zero of my obsessive compulsive genetics. I’m a pretty organized gal. I think I have to be. To do well in school, get great grades, participate in four sports and countless academic clubs and groups, I had to be as a kid. I worked hard then, and I work hard now. Instead of schlepping backpacks, notebooks and sports equipment, I schlep kids, their school bags, and, OK, still a lot of sporting equipment. To keep four people on track, from bills for the house, to dentist appointments, doctor’s visits to sports’ practices, the scheduling and organization is endless. Because I am so obsessive about it, it seems I’ve gone…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Tons of clothes, toys, books, videos, and more on sale this Saturday and Sunday in Eagleviile.
It's consignment sale time and that means you can stock up on the stuff you need for your ever-growing children. Tons of clothes, toys, bikes, books, videos, games, furniture and more are yours at great prices this weekend at Lower Providence Volunteer Fire Company, 3199 Ridge Pike in Eagleville. The sale starts this Saturday, April 20 at 8 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. The sale continues on Sunday, April 21 at 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. with everything 50% off on that second day. Over 180 families have contributed goods to the sale, making it one of the largest of it's kind in the area. Some of the items you'll find for sale include: Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the sale. Go to smartmomssale.com for more details.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Happy Spring... unhappy allergies. Drs. Lai and Kardos from Two Peds in a Pod® help you choose between the available allergy medicines for your child.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Bring the family out to the Stanbridge Street Park Complex for the township's annual Easter egg hunt.
According to The Times Herald, East Norriton's Parks and Recreation Department is holding its annual Easter egg hunt today, Friday, March 29 starting at 10 a.m. at the park behind the East Norriton Municipal Building at 2501 Stanbridge Street. Rain date for the event is Saturday, March 30, Start times for age groups are as follows: Read more about the event here or call 610-275-2800 for more information.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Tots might have a hard time focusing on football.
Your party for tonight's big game is all set up. The brand new LCD HDTV display you got Christmas is finally mounted on the wall. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres are ready to be deployed. Party gear in team colors festoons your family room. If you've got guests with young children planning to attend, though, there are maybe one or two other preparations you'll want to make before kickoff. Don't worry, you still have time. Watch the video to learn more.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
After some serious surgery, Montco Mommy wants to share her stories for more reasons than one.
That’s right. I’m back in the saddle again. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to announce the return of Montco Mommy. During the summer of 2012, I decided to take a break to enjoy more time with my children. They were off. We had many planned trips to the beach, to see family, camping. It was a whirlwind of a summer. It was a smart decision. My time is spread so thinly and the column seemed to be something I did largely for my own enjoyment. It hadn’t occurred to me that it would be missed. I, of course, aim to help other parents by venting my frustrations, offering my two cents and minimally showing you that nobody’s perfect and crazy things do happen all the time, to all parents! As the children went back to school (pre-K and …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Elmwood Park Zoo's spooky evenings start tonight with plenty of kid-friendly Halloween activities.
Elmwood Park Zoo's "Nightmare at Elmwood" (sponsored by Einstein Medical Center Montgomery) starts tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. and is the first of three Halloween-themed special evenings for the zoo. The littlest ghouls and spectres are invited to visit the zoo and enjoy corn and hay bale mazes, candy stations, special crafts and activities and plenty of creepy sights and sounds. There's also a month-long pumpkin decoration contest with prizes for the best entries. Just bring your best carved or painted pumpkin to the zoo with a completed registration form (you can download one in our PDF section) and you’ll be entered to win a $50 zoo giftcard, a family membership to the zoo or even an iPad. The contest ends Nov. 4 and winners will be …