When you were thinking about planning your family, it’s safe to say that a global pandemic wasn’t anywhere on your radar. Whether you’re pregnant or considering it, you probably have a ton of questions about how to have a...
Let’s talk about the time change.  Honestly, I hate it.  As a flight attendant, I was always worried about missing van time.  When I taught English to Chinese and Japanese children/adults it made my time difference even more difficult. ...
When you think of a trophy what comes to your mind? Hard work? Dedication? That proud feeling knowing the job was done well? Unfortunately those days are long behind us. First came the days of the participation trophy. This...
It would be easy for me to vote the same as my partner Mark. He follows politics… like REALLY follows it, not just listening to various news channels but also podcasts and print news outlets. He STUDIES it. Me?...
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...

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For 2020 my husband and I decided on one of my favorite New Year’s resolutions yet—Monthly Date night!!! My parents live local to us...

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