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Secrets from people who always have a clean house

Secrets from people who always have a clean house

Beware of horizontal surfaces!

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Back to School Advice for Parents

With daily and weekly tips.

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Reviving a Favorite Book

Reviving a Favorite Book

How we can connect with kids through a good book.

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Fall Sensory Bags

Fall Sensory Bags

4 easy-to-make projects for toddlers and babies

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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.

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What Does a Therapy Puppy Do?

What Does a Therapy Puppy Do?

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How to Have (Mostly) Organized School Mornings

How to Have (Mostly) Organized School Mornings

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Kindergarten Ready

Kindergarten Ready

How do you know if your child is ready?

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7 Outdoor Activities for Babies that are Fun, Safe

7 Outdoor Activities for Babies that are Fun, Safe

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5 Great Outdoor Play Places

5 Great Outdoor Play Places

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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.

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How to Handle Photos of Your Ex

How to Handle Photos of Your Ex

Toss them? Tear them? Digitally remove your ex?

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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.

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Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

Tips for how one can tame hectic mornings

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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.

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Inference

Inference

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

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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?

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The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

Utilize a growth mindset to tackle challenges big and small.

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Is Autism Different for Girls?

Is Autism Different for Girls?

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

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On the Needles: Knitting with Bulky Yarn

On the Needles: Knitting with Bulky Yarn

Mom-blogger Rachée Fagg spins a yarn about knitting with bulky material.

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10 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

10 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Mom blogger Trina O'Boyle shares 10 unique ways to use a pantry staple.

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How to Find a Special Needs Dentist

How to Find a Special Needs Dentist

Lisa Lightner discusses finding the best fit dentist for your special needs child and shares tips on assisting with oral hygiene.

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How to Maximize Under Bed Storage

How to Maximize Under Bed Storage

Figure out how to make the space under the bed work for you.

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Let Kids Be Bored!

Let Kids Be Bored!

Mom blogger EJ Curran finds the bright side to boredom.

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Benefits of Chia Seeds for Babies & Beyond

Benefits of Chia Seeds for Babies & Beyond

Trina O'Boyle, mom blogger, talks chia and the myriad benefits of their nutrient-rich seeds.

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Ice Hockey, Really?

Ice Hockey, Really?

Mom blogger Shivaun Williams talks hockey vs. T-ball.

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There’s No Such Thing as a Fake Cry

There’s No Such Thing as a Fake Cry

Katie Chiavarone explains that no cry is really "fake."

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8 Things Every Philly Special Needs Family Needs to Know

8 Things Every Philly Special Needs Family Needs to Know

Blogger Lisa Lightner shares 8 things you may not know about living near Philadelphia if you or someone you love has a disability.

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Five Ways to Master the Mommy Track

Five Ways to Master the Mommy Track

Author Erin Flynn Jay suggests ideas for how working mothers can avoid added stress.

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Summer Squash for Babies

Summer Squash for Babies

Mom blogger Trina O'Boyle shares means of preparing a summer garden favorite.

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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.

 

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