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                One of the biggest challenges of being a stay-at-home mom doesn’t involve my children at all. It doesn’t even involve being a mom. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Since leaving my full-time writing job two and a...
Is your household still adjusting to getting back on a schedule after summer break? Or even starting a school schedule if this is your child/children’s first year in school? I know about two weeks ago we had a proverbial “oh...

Small Victories

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About a month ago I came across these pictures from my honeymoon, and I thought to myself ... "Oh my word, when did I put on so much weight?"   Almost 9 years ago, Ron and I were sitting on a...
Back to school time is a busy time for parents. There is always lots to do to get kids ready to return to the classroom—new clothes, supplies, and the rigors of getting back on a schedule of getting ready...
What I didn't know about MRSA may help you.... Before I had my kids I remember watching a story on one of the major morning shows about MRSA and how bad it was.  I believe they even called it the...
Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I love my son. They will also tell you that he is my #1 priority in this world. He and my husband share a seat at the top of...
Summertime for Moms usually means finding new ways to entertain the kids, planning and scheduling all of their activities, preparing for family vacations, cooking more at home meals, ensuring that the household is running well, maintaining a work and...
I spend a lot of time on social media these days pleading for one thing; empathy. I ask for it when it comes to anything political. I ask for it when it comes to all of those immigration issues....
As parents, we all do the best we can to keep our children safe. Recently, while standing in front of roughly 8,000 different sunscreens in the store, I became paralyzed by indecision. I was sure they would all protect...

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Fall Activities In and Around Pittsburgh {2020}

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Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in the Pittsburgh area and now that it’s here, it’s time to start thinking of all...

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