WOW does time fly! Pittsburgh Moms Blog is so excited to announce that we are officially 200 posts into our launch! Our incredible team of Pittsburgh moms have gone above and beyond with their writings on parenting, cooking, DIY, etc. In celebration of this exciting milestone we hope you enjoy looking back at our top ten most popular posts.
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Pittsburgh Moms Blog Top Ten of 200 Published Posts
1. The Rise of the Lawnmower Parent
You’re probably familiar with the term “Helicopter Parents,” where parents hover over their children and swoop in to rescue them at the first sign of trouble. At the college level, the physical presence required to hover may be limited, so we are now observing a different parenting style: “Lawnmower Parents.”
2. I Wish I Weren’t A Stepmom
Keep those stepmoms that you know in your thoughts. The road traveled is filled with thankless efforts and energy and often battles we don’t share. We’re not here for the “credit,” but because we love our husbands and children no matter what comes our way and we continue to encourage and support those relationships with their mothers.
3. How and Why Down Syndrome Can Go Undetected In Pregnancy
Every parent wants and expects a perfect baby, but sometimes when you embrace “imperfection” a whole new world of love and beauty opens up. My words are not meant to cause fear. They are only meant to educate. I once wondered how Down syndrome could possibly go undetected and now I know quite well.
4. Why I’m Teaching My Toddler Consent
My child isn’t even three yet and we’re already having “The Talk”. Yes, that talk. You may wonder if he’s too young to have such mature conversation, but I think it has to begin early if he is to truly learn.
5. Plagiocephaly – Flat Head Syndrome
Our son was a great sleeper. He was sleeping through the night at three months. Once we settled into a routine, parenting was a breeze. A breeze until we had to do tummy time. Tummy time was awful. I dreaded it while he hated it. Needless to say, tummy time wasn’t as consistent as it should have been.
6. The Day My Anxiety Medicine Stopped Working
I am so happy and thankful that my medicine stopped working. I am Uma Thurman in Kill Bill laying on the bathroom floor crying tears of joy happy and thankful. I don’t know what the future holds and if I will ever have to go back on medicine but for now I am just taking it one beautiful day at a time.
7. Ten Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday Without Having a Party
Birthday parties are a great way to celebrate you child’s birthday. However, it is not the only option. Here are 10 ways to make your child’s birthday fun and memorable other than having a birthday party…
8. Do Not Stare – Yes My Infant Has Braces On His Feet
As a mom, there is tremendous guilt. You question if it’s your fault. Sometimes it is overwhelming to think that we are our son’s only hope at correcting his foot and preventing him from having a permanent disability.
9. On Breastfeeding a Toddler
I’m one of those weird crunchy gals who still breastfeeds her two year-old. I’m just a mom doing what she thinks is best for her family. In a time of Mommy Wars and Formula v. Boobs, I’m actually optimistic that we’re beginning to cut through the crap and lift each other up more than ever.
10. A Letter to My Husband
Things in my life haven’t been easy; it has been hard to see through it without the help of my family. I always hoped I’d find someone like you to help me work through the difficulties and shine through the good days.