Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
School Refusal: 8 Parent Tips When Your Child Refuses to Go to School

School Refusal: 8 Parent Tips When Your Child Refuses to Go to School

8 parent tips on how to deal with school refusal.

Comments

Printable Halloween Memory Game For Toddlers And Preschoolers

Printable Halloween Memory Game For Toddlers And Preschoolers

The perfect Halloween game and craft activity for your kid.

Comments

How to Get Your Kids to Help Around the House

How to Get Your Kids to Help Around the House

This mom uses a chore list and the kids get to pick which ones to do in order to earn screen time.

Comments

Colored Rice Easter Sensory Bin

Colored Rice Easter Sensory Bin

This Easter sensory bin is made with colored rice, plastic eggs, little chicks and fine motor tools. Bright and colorful, this rice bin is fun for all ages.

Comments

7 Easter Basket Ideas for Older Kids

7 Easter Basket Ideas for Older Kids

It's not easy to find non-candy treats for Easter baskets; consider cash, gift cards or a coupon for a 1-on-1 outing with mom or dad.

Comments

What to do when your child does not qualify for an IEP

What to do when your child does not qualify for an IEP

“His grades are fine! He doesn’t need an IEP.” Here are the steps to take if you’ve asked for help from the school and have been told this.

Comments

3 Reasons Your (Buying in Bulk) Math Might Be Wrong

3 Reasons Your (Buying in Bulk) Math Might Be Wrong

If you ever arrived home from the warehouse store and thought "Where will I put it? Will I finish it? Do I need it?" Darla DeMorrow has advice.

Comments

20 (Easy) Snowman Crafts

20 (Easy) Snowman Crafts

These snowman crafts focus on sensory and fine-motor skills.

Comments

How to Wash Your Hands: Tips from a Pro

How to Wash Your Hands: Tips from a Pro

Get hand-washing advice from a doctor.

Comments

Best Toys for Kids with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Delays

Best Toys for Kids with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Delays

What are the best toys for children with special needs?

Comments

Make Santa Binoculars With the Kids

Make Santa Binoculars With the Kids

These DIY Santa binoculars made from recycled toilet paper rolls are a great Christmas craft for kids to make. Easy and fun for kids.

Comments

Secrets from people who always have a clean house

Secrets from people who always have a clean house

Beware of horizontal surfaces!

Comments

Back to School Advice for Parents

With daily and weekly tips.

Comments

Reviving a Favorite Book

Reviving a Favorite Book

How we can connect with kids through a good book.

Comments

Fall Sensory Bags

Fall Sensory Bags

4 easy-to-make projects for toddlers and babies

Comments

The Safety of Children’s Food

The Safety of Children’s Food

Pediatrician and MomSpeak blogger Katie Lockwood discusses ways to avoid additives and plastics when preparing food for your family.

Comments

What Does a Therapy Puppy Do?

What Does a Therapy Puppy Do?

Comments

How to Have (Mostly) Organized School Mornings

How to Have (Mostly) Organized School Mornings

Comments

Kindergarten Ready

Kindergarten Ready

How do you know if your child is ready?

Comments

7 Outdoor Activities for Babies that are Fun, Safe

7 Outdoor Activities for Babies that are Fun, Safe

Comments

5 Great Outdoor Play Places

5 Great Outdoor Play Places

Comments

Visiting Knoebels? Then You Need to Read This Sensory-Friendly Review

Visiting Knoebels? Then You Need to Read This Sensory-Friendly Review

Some great travel tips and discounts, including info on how it accommodates children and others with special needs.

Comments

How to Handle Photos of Your Ex

How to Handle Photos of Your Ex

Toss them? Tear them? Digitally remove your ex?

Comments

Meeting Neighborhood Mom Friends

Meeting Neighborhood Mom Friends

Friendships as an adult, particularly as a parent, look different from when you were younger and in school.

Comments

Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

Tips for how one can tame hectic mornings

Comments

How to Organize your Home to Minimize Pet Hair

How to Organize your Home to Minimize Pet Hair

Follow these tips and tricks to keep your home clean.

Comments

Inference

Inference

Inference, or drawing conclusions, is a valuable skill for young people to hone.

Comments

To Do List Tweak: Add Action

To Do List Tweak: Add Action

Have you ever followed up on one of your to-do list items, only to find out later that you either did the wrong thing, or you didn’t do all the things you meant to do for that item?

Comments

The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

Utilize a growth mindset to tackle challenges big and small.

Comments

Is Autism Different for Girls?

Is Autism Different for Girls?

Some researchers have begun to say that autism presents differently in boys and girls.

Comments

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

MomSpeak Contributors

Katie Chiavarone, Views From a Step Stool
Hillary Chybinski, My Scraps
EJ Curran, Four Little Monsters
Darla DeMorrow, The Pregnant Entrepreneur
Rachée Fagg, Say It Rah-Shay
Chris Bernholdt, DadNCharge   
Raya Fagg, And Starring As Herself…MRSRFKJ
Stephanie Glover, A Grande Life
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
Trina O'Boyle, O’Boy! Organic
Kelly Raudenbush, My Overthinking
Lindsey Schuster, Sisters to Sons
Lisa Weinstein, The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein
Shivaun Williams, Dar Liomsa (In My Opinion)

 

If you are a Philadelphia-area parenting blogger and would like to contribute to MomSpeak, please e-mail editor@metrokids.com.

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags


MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
Are Your Kids Having an Earthquake Drill?

Are Your Kids Having an Earthquake Drill?

The Great ShakeOut Drill takes place in schools and businesses across the country.

Comments

Where to Get a 2019 NCAA Mascot Bracket for Kids

Where to Get a 2019 NCAA Mascot Bracket for Kids

Here is the updated 2019 NCAA mascot bracket for kids.

Comments: 6

American Girl Opens First Outlet Store in Hershey

American Girl Opens First Outlet Store in Hershey

The next nearest retail store is in New York city.

Comments

Where to See Eighth Grade Movie for Free Tonight

Where to See Eighth Grade Movie for Free Tonight

Comments

Cool (and Free) Things to Do in April

Cool (and Free) Things to Do in April

Comments

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags