Frances Scher

Frances is a wife, mother of middle school age boys, and a community volunteer. She works as a clinical laboratory scientist by day and moonlights as a blogger. She spends her free time decorating her home, reading or listening to a good book, finding new things to try, attempting to organize, and making lists to help keep everything on track. While she has a good life, there is always room for improvement. Frances is a recent transplant to Pittsburgh currently residing in the South Hills. Although it's been a journey to get here...since getting married she has lived in five houses and four states...Frances is glad to be back in the mountains and near her home state of West Virginia. Since they are newcomers here, her family loves to be local tourist checking out all the cool things that Pittsburgh and the surrounding area has to offer.

Tips to Lead a Meeting and Get Things Done

When my kids started elementary school it wasn’t just a whole new world for them… it was also one for me. I missed knowing so much about their daily lives, and decided that getting...

A Fun Hot Summer Day with the Family at Settlers Cabin Park

Encompassing 1,610 acres in Collier, North Fayette and Robinson townships, Settlers Cabin Park features an historic log cabin, wave pool, dive pool, shelters, tennis courts, playgrounds, dek hockey rink, and walking and hiking trails. It...

Weekend Family Getaway near Pittsburgh : Laurel Highlands

     Our family loves to travel, but with our busy schedules a full week long vacation sometimes just isn’t possible. That’s why we are always on the look out for ideas for a...

How I Get My Child to Talk About Their Day

  As the mom of middle school age boys, I seem to live in a world where most of my questions to my children only get one word answers. Getting a child to talk about...

That Time We Took the Train….

With holidays reserved for time with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, and summer normally busy with camps, sports and other activities, my kid’s time off from school for Spring Break has become, over the...

How I Stopped Being a Nagging Mom… At Least in the Morning

Mornings had become a bit of a strain in our household. With both my children now in middle school, and no longer what I would call “amenable” as they once were in their younger...