Jennifer Brozak

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Jen is a mama to a spirited and beautiful 6-year-old girl. A Pittsburgher through and through, she met her husband Greg 20 years ago while watching the Clarks play at Nick’s Fat City. They currently live in North Huntingdon with their two crazy kitties, Sadie and Popsicle.

She’ll Pierce Them When She’s Ready

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My daughter’s fascination with pierced ears began about a year or two ago, after a few of her friends endured the rite of passage at the local mall and came home with sparkly, shiny...

Would Your Kids Know How to Handle an Emergency?

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Last weekend, we had some unseasonably warm temperatures here in Pittsburgh. Sixty degrees and sunny in JANUARY? Bring it. Anyway, my daughter was itching to get outside and shoot some hoops in our driveway, so...

The Art of Managing Artwork

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Pittsburgh Moms Blog readers: I need your help. You see, my daughter loves to draw and create artwork. When I say she loves to draw and create artwork, I mean she really, REALLY likes to draw...

Why the Phrase “…For a Girl” Needs to Go

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The other day, my 6-year-old daughter came running up the stairs with a load of heavy books and toys in her arms. She deposited them on the table and declared, “I’m pretty strong!” Then, almost...

I Wouldn’t Have Survived as a ’50s Housewife

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Let me preface this post with this statement: I hate housework. In particular, I hate ironing…and when I say I hate ironing, I mean I loathe it with the burning intensity of a thousand suns....

My Least Favorite Question

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Many years ago, I was working in my backyard when I struck up a conversation with a then-neighbor. This woman had several children who, at the time, were teenagers or nearly teenagers. I didn’t know...

Check Your Neck: September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

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Sometime around the fall of 2014, I began to feel “off.” All summer, I had been crankier than normal and felt achy all the time. I could go to bed around 9 p.m. and...

Celebrate Positive Thinking Day with These 10 Quotes

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We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” Well, according to psychologists who study the power of positive thinking, you are what you think, too. Every single person on this planet has had...

Kids’ Activities: When is Enough Enough?

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Dance. Soccer. Gymnastics. Girl Scouts. Boy Scouts. Football. Art. Karate. Voice lessons. Swim lessons. Piano lessons. Tennis lessons. Extracurricular activities have become a hallmark of childhood, and many parents feel that their children must be...

Five Tips for Work-at-Home Moms: Part 3 of 3

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Working from home comes with many perks: a 10-second commute, easy access to the fridge and bathroom and, of course, flexibility. However, working from home—or, better yet, working from home with kids—can certainly have...