Guest Blogger

Alyssa Chirco

Alyssa Chirco

Alyssa Chirco is a freelance writer, parenting blogger, and perpetually exhausted mother of two from St. Louis, MO. A graduate of Washington University with a degree in English Literature and Film and Media Studies, Alyssa currently spends her days playing Barbies, diffusing sibling rivalry, and hoping the toilet will magically clean itself if she ignores it long enough. And, no, she does not believe she is wasting her education.

As a Contributing Writer at Parenting Squad, Alyssa writes primarily about topics related to parenting and family. She is never afraid to give her unsolicited opinion about the latest controversy in the parenting world, and is particularly passionate about sharing information that empowers women to make more informed decisions as mothers. Alyssa leans toward a naturally-minded, attachment-style of parenting herself, but also finds that she rarely fits the stereotype. In fact, she remains firmly convinced that she may be the only woman in the world who has both given birth at home and used disposable diapers.

You can also find Alyssa on Twitter @stlouismartmama, where she tweets daily about writing, motherhood, and her unconditional love of margaritas.

Website:

parentingsquad.com/alyssa-chirco

Blog Posts by Alyssa Chirco

  • The 3 Things Pregnant Women Need More Than A Birth Plan

    The 3 Things Pregnant Women Need More Than A Birth Plan

    Pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience. Soon-to-be mothers (and fathers) are inundated with advice and information, from the marketing campaigns designed to convince you of all the “must-have” products you need to buy to the friends, relatives, and random strangers who feel free to shower you with unsolicited advice. 

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  • The Art of Keeping Clutter Out of Your Home In The First Place

    The Art of Keeping Clutter Out of Your Home In The First Place

    The best way to keep your home peaceful and free from clutter is to prevent things you don’t need from ever coming into your house in the first place.

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  • 4 Things To Do With The Baby Clothes You No Longer Need

    4 Things To Do With The Baby Clothes You No Longer Need

    I’ve admitted to being ruthless when it comes to kicking clutter out of my life. But if I’m being completely honest, I have to make a confession: I find it nearly impossible to part with my children’s baby clothes.

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  • Got Clutter? 5 Great Ways To Get Rid Of Your Stuff

    Got Clutter? 5 Great Ways To Get Rid Of Your Stuff

    Once you’ve made the decision to simplify your life and clear the clutter from your home, it’s time to be ruthless. My rule of thumb is that if it doesn’t fit or get used on a regular basis, it’s time to toss it.

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  • How Clearing Your Clutter Can Help You Raise Happier Kids

    How Clearing Your Clutter Can Help You Raise Happier Kids

    Initially, I was motivated to clear the clutter from my life by an intense desire to never again see, purchase or use bubble wrap in any capacity. Moving repeatedly will do that to you. But when a friend recommended that I read the book Simplicity Parenting, my motivation for getting rid of my clutter changed […]

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  • How I Came To Hate My Clutter

    How I Came To Hate My Clutter

    Growing up, I always wondered how my mother managed to accumulate so much “stuff.” Our house seemed to be filled with the toys my sisters and I no longer played with, and the clothes we no longer wore. Then, seven years ago, I became a mother myself. 

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