President Ronald Regan said “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word...
Once you get passed the “I’m so tired I feel like a zombie stage” some babies start to give you longer stretches at night.  You might see these stretches take shape around 10-14 weeks of age.  This may look...
  It's World Breastfeeding Week and I always struggle with how to talk about breastfeeding without alienating Moms who formula feed. I really believe breastfeeding is ideal, but fed is best. And Moms tend to take it ultra personally. But...

Corona Blues

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I think every single one of us had our own struggles during COVID lockdown. We each were weathering our own storms within the four walls of our house. I like to think of myself as a pretty happy and...
Are you the Next Pittsburgh Mom Collective Team Member? We are looking to expand our contributor team! Do you enjoy sharing your story with other moms and love writing? The Pittsburgh Mom Collective Team is growing, and we are looking for...
Up until recently, I would have told you that a post-birth diagnosis of Down syndrome was the biggest surprise in my life. I would have said that our son, who is rocking an extra chromosome, was the most unexpected...

The Talk

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I have been a mother for 11 years.  I remember the day she was born.  This beautiful baby girl merged into this world, and I was smitten.  Reading all the baby books was a fun learning experience for me,...
Reparations. Dismantling systematic racism. These have become more mainstream topics of discussion, as they should be. But what does that mean and how can the average person help with what seems to some a monumental task?    Well I'm glad you...
Who has 2 thumbs and has a toddler that doesn’t nap?!  This mom!!!  I had a pretty much picture-perfect routine for my 2.5-year-old.  Up at 8am, nap from 1-3, bed at 8pm.  Who wouldn’t want that schedule?  Well than...
He doesn't understand the pain his words cause me. "All lives matter," he says. "It's a police brutality issue, not racism. Cops kill white people too," he says.  Twenty plus years of an imperfect marriage; we've said our fair share...

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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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