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Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

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...
Jun 26, 2014 2:29 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
the-end-of-big-birthday-partiesMy oldest son, Matthew, turned 9 last week.  When I asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday and gave him several "party place" options, I threw in one alternative: Kennywood with just a couple of friends instead of a...
Jun 13, 2014 1:00 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
finally-time-for-a-new-bikeI think I may be the only mom in the world that begs my child to let me spend money on him.  You see, Ben does not like change. At all.  When he finds something he likes he sticks with it. For a long time. Long past its normal...

Guest Blog Posts

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...
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...
Jul 9, 2014 12:40 AM Joline Atkins
pottery-for-the-whole-familyBack in June I had no summer plans. This worried me a bit. With a 13 and 9 year old, the risk of not having anything planned could mean that the temptation to spend the summer on the iPod was a possible reality. Aside from...
Jul 4, 2014 2:21 PM Erin Hill
air-travel-with-the-littlesWe are excitedly planning a trip to Texas (from Pittsburgh) to see our friends later this year. After talking my husband out of driving there and in to taking a plane, I talked myself right in to a panic attack. A plane? With...