MomSpeak - August 2012 August 1, 2012 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin MomSpeakMom is afraid of spidersMom blogger EJ Curran vows not to transfer her arachnophobia to her children. Her hubby helps keep it light with pranks. MomSpeakArt isn't just doing, it's viewing too: tips for an art museum trip with young childrenMom blogger Marissa Kiepert Truong offers strategies to prepare for and have fun during an art museum visit. MomSpeakDistance defines parenting phasesMom blogger Shivaun Williams reflects that one day you're peering into a crib and then before you know it, your kids are walking out the door. MomSpeak, TravelHand-held foods on the goOrganic food blogger Trina O'Boyle loaded up for a 16-hour road trip. Here are her food recommendations. MomSpeakDoes your child with special needs have an elevator pitch?Having 2 or 3 sentences that describe their best assets can avoid kids from being defined by their disabilities, says mom blogger Lisa Lightner. MomSpeakGreat Expectations (Adventures in Parenthood)Mom blogger Stephanie Anderson comes to grip with expectations, assumptions and the need to change them. MomSpeak7 Tips to Get Your Kindergartner Over the Back-to-School JittersParents and children can be nervous and excited when kindergarten begins. Mom blogger Jeanine Ludwikowski suggests these steps to ease the transition. MomSpeakTrap, Neuter, ReleaseThe picture to the left is Buttercup/Mango/Mimi. I found this sweetie pie when I was walking to work one morning. Determined to keep her if I saw her in the afternoon, I knocked on the house where she was dozing,… MomSpeakOde To CardboardWe have been spending a lot of time at home. It's been sticky hot and while I've proved I can leave the house with two kids in tow, it still feels like quite an ordeal. Luckily I'm blessed with a… MomSpeakElmer's #BagItForward School Kit CampaignMom blogger Hillary Chybinksi recommends an Elmer's back-to-school program and app that provide donations to children in need. MomSpeakCats in the Cradle: Ode to Workaholic MomsThe 1970s hit, a workaholic father's lament about his son, today might as likely be about a woman and her daughter, says mom blogger Darla DeMorrow. MomSpeakHow to keep kids busy at the doctor's officePrepare for a back-to-school checkup with a book, activity or game and you'll find the doctor's waiting room is a much friendlier place, says mom blogger Jennifer Auer. MomSpeakSpoiled by Swimming PoolsMom blogger M.B.Sanok reminisces about her childhood swimming pool experiences. As a mom, she finds her local pool's benefits outweigh the costs. MomSpeakCan I rub your belly? (FAQs about Baby 3)Mom blogger Trish Adkins gets ahead of the endless questions about being pregnant — by answering them before they are asked.