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Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

Aug 14, 2014 1:25 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
multitasking-mamaThere are not enough hours in the day. Or days in the week. As like most moms, I take on too much and often feel like I'm shortchanging something in favor of something else. People often ask me how I "do it all" and I answer...
Aug 7, 2014 2:42 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
the-great-sharing-debateI read an article recently that has been gaining some attention on the social media circuits. The article was titled "This Mom Perfectly Explains Why She Does Not Teach Her Kids To Share". I read it with great interest. I...
Jul 31, 2014 3:08 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
no-more-mama-makes-this-mom-sadFor as long as I can remember, my husband and I have been "Mama" and "Dada" to our kids. They never really used the phrase Mommy and Daddy.  I never thought too much about it, it just was a part of our daily life. Until...
Jul 15, 2014 6:02 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
leaving-on-a-jet-plane-without-my-family By the time you read this I'll be nearly 5,000 miles away.  I'm heading out of town for ten days without my family. About a year and a half ago my sister-in-law asked me if I would be interested in heading to Europe with my...
Jul 15, 2014 4:45 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
the-perfect-family This is my perfect family. It's not the family I thought I'd end up with, but it's my perfect world now.  Indulge me while I wax poetic for a bit. I was having coffee with a local mom, professor, entrepreneur last week and...
Jul 11, 2014 11:26 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
overscheduled-summer This summer is flying by way too fast.  I may be going crazy, but I seem to remember previous summers as filled with lazy mornings and many, many "what should we do today" days. This summer I can't recall a single one....
Jul 1, 2014 12:10 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
know-your-truth-and-stand-by-itLast night I gave a short talk to a room of 100 social media professionals. Many of the speakers had a short "message" and mine was "Know your Truth". I talked about the reality of blogging about something so personal...

Guest Blog Posts

Aug 15, 2014 1:25 PM Erin Hill
mommy-what-if-you-die“Mommy, what if you die?” Yep. That’s what my sweet four-year-old asked last night in the quietest little voice. “WHAT?!” I said surprised. “What would make you think of that and ask that?” He started to cry. I started to...
Jul 31, 2014 6:34 PM Erin Hill
oh-crap-am-i-raising-a-bratA few weeks ago, I surprised Lincoln with a trip to Monster Golf, an indoor, monster-themed mini golf course that also has a few arcade games. Lincoln LOVES playing games, however, I had zero cash on me that day, and I wasn’t...
Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
amtrak-adventureI am completely face-palming myself. We moved to Pittsburgh 5 years ago. My sister and her four kids live in the Philly area. I only just discovered Amtrak.  To think, over these last 5 years, my kids and I could have been...
Jul 25, 2014 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
my-children-don-t-need-me-as-muchThey are 13 and 9.  GREAT ages. Turning point ages. Turning point for ME, that is. And yes, for them, of course. But, I am having to adapt as well. They won't kill each other when I leave them home alone. They can fry an...
Jul 17, 2014 6:05 PM Erin Hill
when-didn-t-you-listenI was talking to a new dad today who told me that he wasn’t enjoying waking his son to eat if he slept longer than three hours. “You what now?” I asked. “We wake him up to eat. You know? You have to wake them up so they...