Chelsea Cross

Chelsea is a solo parent to two little boys who lives in Gibsonia. She is a born and raised Pittsburgher who works during the week as a healthcare recruiter and loves connecting healthcare heroes to the right job opportunities. In her free time she enjoys caring for her many houseplants, playing with her boys, dog, and kitty, and generally staying active. She and her kids love a good Saturday morning kitchen dance party.

Surviving the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One

Holiday season is upon us.  For many of us, it means peppermint flavored everything, trips to see lights, gift giving, and a time of reflection on the closing of another year.  We celebrate the...

A Letter to my Tantruming Toddler

Baby, I see you.  I hear you.  Oh, trust me do I hear you.  I’m fairly certain everyone in this grocery store hears you.  I know it must be tough for you to want...

10 Things I’m Giving Up as a Mom

Early on in motherhood, I started to feel a sense of mourning.  There were so many things that I felt pressure to give up, just so that I would fit the "mom" mold.  They...

When Will Our Family Grow?

A few months after my husband and I exchanged I do’s, I got hit with the baby fever.  Hard.  I had known from the time I was very young that motherhood was something I...

The Juggle is Real

My husband and I don’t remember what it’s like to have free time.  Prior to 2014, we were the type of couple that would take off for a hike at McConnell’s Mills on a...

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Until recently, I would have categorized my son as a mama's boy.  I don't say that in a derogatory way.  Instead, it's something I've cherished over the past year and a half. Our bond...

Parenting Lessons From My Mom

On Christmas Day, my worst nightmare happened.  It started as a cancelled Christmas morning at my parents’ house due to what we thought was the flu.  It ended with a phone call from my...

Am I doing this right?

In my mid-20's, I finally landed my first office job.  It came after several years of interviewing and countless rejection notices.   I walked in to my new office on my first day, and was...