Shady Side Academy has taken science education to a whole new level with the opening of the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation on its 130-acre Senior School campus in Fox Chapel this past fall. The 22,000-square-foot, Gold LEED-certified...
Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard discussions of upper-class privilege and criticism of the college admissions process in the wake of the college cheating scandal. All of these are valid points/worthwhile discussions to have, but for me, the...
To the mom who tiptoes past her own child's room before the sun comes up each morning on her way spend the day with other moms' worlds...I see you. To the mom who brings home stacks of papers to grade...
Eating healthier is a common goal in almost everyone's resolution. What does that mean to you? Take a look at your relationship with food when you consider making goals towards it. Do you have healthy food habits? Do you...
The middle school years are a time of great transition, when children grow at a rapid pace socially, emotionally and intellectually. It’s a time when kids are trying to figure out who they are, searching for their strengths and...
At Shady Side Academy’s two elementary schools, classes have never been limited by walls. Teachers in all grades and disciplines take lessons outside, where students can engage with nature and explore the world around them. The SSA Country Day School...
At this stage in my mommyhood, I wanted to share my feelings about the preschool world. When I started this post I wrote about the days leading up to preschool and how I was handling it and decided I...
Considering cloth diapers, but not sure where to start? We're about to get real about catching the poop, without breaking the bank. Why cloth diaper? Since finances are kind of my thing, we’ll stick mostly to that line of thinking later...
Before my 4th son was born, I didn't think much about inclusion. When he was diagnosed with Down syndrome a few weeks after birth, I suddenly had a long list of worries, fears, and questions. I learned everything I...
Reading mom articles and blogs, I find that you can categorize moms into two types.   While this is not the only way to split fellow moms, I find that most fall into the category of “working moms” or “stay-at-home...

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Falcon Camp: Ohio’s Premier Overnight Camp

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Falcon Camp, widely known as Ohio’s premier overnight camp, is an intentionally small private camp located in the forest on an 8-mile lake. With...

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