Carissa Howard

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Carissa Howard is a former litigator, Ivy League graduate, college athlete, wife, mom and writer. She grew up in the South Hills and attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh, living in Shadyside for several years. After six years on the West Coast, she moved back to Upper St. Clair with her husband and two kids in tow. Her posts cover many parenting and lifestyle topics from the quirks of having European in-laws (her husband grew up in Ireland) to questioning the usefulness of preschoolers playing organized sports to providing time management advice, usually with a solid dose of humor and honesty. She's also writing women's fiction novels and seeking that elusive literary agent to represent her and her manuscripts. Carissa is a regular contributor on the Huffington Post and blogs on her own personal site Shopping for Time. You can keep in touch with her on twitter and Facebook.

Recap | Bloom 2018: An Event for New and Expectant Mothers

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Last Saturday, Pittsburgh Moms Blog held its Second Annual Bloom at Allegheny Health Network, Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion. The Pittsburgh Moms Blog team, along with many community leaders, several local businesses, and passionate medical professionals...

5 Ways to Celebrate Irish Culture in Pittsburgh

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As you make plans to watch Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, buy green T-shirts, and make corned beef and cabbage, please keep in mind that the correct abbreviation for St. Patrick’s name is Paddy...

Recap :: Goldfish Family Swimming Night

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Thanks to all for making our Family Swimming Night at Goldfish Swim School (Peters Township) such a huge success. Despite the cold and the Steelers loss, we still managed to party! It was the perfect kid-friendly way...

Bloom 2018 :: Announcing Our Event for New and Expectant Parents

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Pittsburgh Moms Blog is pleased to announce its second annual Bloom, our signature event for new and expectant moms.  Who :: This event is geared towards Pittsburgh area parents who are currently expecting a baby, had...

Family Swimming Night at Goldfish Swim School {Event}

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Event at a Glance What: Family Swimming Night When: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 4:00 - 6:30pm Where: Goldfish Swim School (Peters Township), 690 Crosswinds Dr. McMurray, Pennsylvania Why: It’s the perfect kid-friendly way to celebrate the long MLK weekend and stay warm in January! ...

A 2017 Guide to Holiday Performances

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It wouldn’t be the holidays without theater, music and dancing! This holiday season find a live performance of your favorite holiday shows in and around Pittsburgh.  The Nutcracker Presented by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Benedum Center December 1-27 Poinsettias...

Girls, Speak Up Until You Are Heard

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While I was putting my kids to bed, I noticed a scratch across my kindergartner's chest. I asked her about it. It hadn’t been there the day before and it was at least 3...

A Guide to Holiday Activities in and around Pittsburgh 2017

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The Christmas season is a busy time but one filled with great opportunities to create memories with your family. All around the Pittsburgh area there are lots of fun holiday activities to share in...

A Guide to Holiday Light Displays and Exhibits: Pittsburgh Area 2017

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One of the best types of holiday fun are to enjoy the fantastic light displays around town. We are fortunate in the Pittsburgh area to have several great locations to choose from. Take a...

2017 Breakfast With Santa in Western Pennsylvania

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Are you looking for a little bit of extra Christmas magic this holiday season? Perhaps spending the morning enjoying breakfast in the company of Santa is just the thing you need! Check the events...