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PhillyTweens Fills Market Gap for Parents of Tweens and Teens

Raising tweens and young teens in today’s world can be difficult. And there is no comprehensive resource for tween parenting advice – especially for the…

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On the “Toxic City Sick School” Series: Don’t Despair – Take Action

I’ve been chronicling my battle with the Philadelphia School District, fighting for safer, healthier, cleaner schools. Though I shouldn’t say “my battle,” as I share this battle with…

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Part Two: How to Fight the School District for Overdue Health Safeguards

Back in September, I published my blog post detailing my struggle to get answers from the School District of Philadelphia about my children’s school’s alarming…

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How to Fight the School District for Overdue Health Safeguards – Part One

In 2015 I saw a national news report called “Philadelphia’s Dirty School Program” that shattered me. I immediately sent out a letter to the Office of…

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Tuesdays with Toomey: A Growing Grassroots Movement

Some people choose to lock the doors to wait out a storm. Little do they know that storm will only grow in strength, duration, and…

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Plastic Bags: How to Do Better When They Aren’t Taxed or Banned

Philadelphia has tried to both ban and tax plastic bags in the past, only to be beaten by the plastic bag industry. So in cities like mine, we are…

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Book Launch Party Announcement

Hello lovely readers! Before the invitation goes out I wanted you to be the first to know about the Spit That Out Book Launch Party…

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite. For Real

Yes we’ve had lice. And mice. And ants. And waterbugs (cough roaches). We’ve even had a rat (in the backyard – not inside!) But Bed…

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Not Feeling the Bern on Philly Soda Tax Issue

In the PA primary tomorrow I will vote for Bernie Sanders. I don’t agree with any candidate on 100% of the issues, but with the…

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Career Wardrobe Expansion Offers More Ways to Do Good with Donated Clothes

Now there are even more ways to help and empower job seekers in Philadelphia – and you can help just by cleaning out your closet!…

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