Liz Hawkins

Liz, who grew up in New Castle, PA, is the only female resident of her family’s Cranberry Township home. This boy mom actually enjoys being severely outnumbered by her husband Adam, their 5 year old Miles, and even her male dog and cat. She frequently claims that there are definite perks to being the “lady of the house”. Liz studied Secondary Education/English at Clarion University where she also earned her Masters of Curriculum and Instruction. She puts her degrees to good use as a high school English teacher. Though it’s sometimes difficult to juggle her career and motherhood, she can’t imagine her life without either role. When Liz isn’t teaching or relaxing with her guys at home, she can typically be found reading, working out, adding items to her Amazon Prime wishlist, listening to 90’s hip hop, cooking, or planning her family’s next vacation.

Taking Children to the Theater: Kid Friendly Events in The Pittsburgh Cultural District

I'm not going to lie. I was slightly hesitant to take my four year old to an event put on by The Pittsburgh CLO. Though the show in question was definitely kid friendly, I...

Attention All Moms: Self-Care is Not Selfish

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Finding My Mom Tribe

I felt completely alone when I first had my son, and I probably should have. I was an only child raising a child with a disability. With the exception of my own mother, I...

An Open Letter to the Mothers of the Class of 2018

Dear Moms of the Class of 2018, I know you probably have mixed emotions right now. You must be thrilled at the idea of watching your graduates walk across the stage. You're also likely questioning...

On the Five Year Anniversary of our “Tough” Diagnosis

Five years ago to the day, our ultrasound tech called a doctor into the room. That doctor said a jumble of words to us that included "I'm sorry", "spina bifida" and "sending you to...

An Only Raising an Only-But We’re Not Lonely

Growing up, I always proclaimed that I wanted more than one child. This isn't because I was unhappy with my own only child status. It was instead because I saw multi-child families as the...