The community throughout Western Pennsylvania is supported by these groups and organizations and could use your help and support!  Please think of them this holiday season and especially on #GivingTuesday.  Open up your hearts and your wallets, volunteer your time, and...
For some, the dialogue about female empowerment is new, but at The Ellis School, generations of girls have been empowered. The Ellis School is Pittsburgh's only age 3 to grade 12 independent school dedicated to the education of girls. For over 100...
Did you take a break from your career to have kids? Despite the rise in numbers of working moms, many women quit their jobs when they have children (like me!). As our children get older and require less direct...
Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays. Gasp, I know. Especially in my neighborhood where the spooky décor can rival that of a screenshot from Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. I also kind of despise spending money on...
When the news broke in 2014 about evaluated lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water, I, like many parents, was outraged. Thousands of residents had drank polluted Flint River water for 18 months before the disaster was even recognized. Many...

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Be Kind. These are the words I said to my daughter on her first day of Kindergarten as she ran off to her new school. She was so excited to be a big girl and to embrace all the new things...
  I am a crazy woman, but there is a method to my madness. Really, stay with me on this one. The school year for our family starts this week. For many years, like most families, we relied on our local...
Ahhh, summer. Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy a good book. Except we’re moms, so that’s likely not going to happen. At least not without a little person interrupting us every two seconds. Sigh. But even if we...

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