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Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

Mar 4, 2015 1:22 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
teaching-independence-is-a-crimeI was very saddened to read the decision this week that the Maryland couple who let their children walk home from a park alone were found guilty of 'Unsubstantiated Child Neglect".  CPS Finds “Free Range” Parents Responsible...
Mar 2, 2015 1:30 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
another-day-another-delayI should start by telling you that I'm from Buffalo.  This matters in the context of this blog, because that means i have a skewed impression of what "winter" means, and how to handle it.  I love the four seasons, but of the...
Feb 24, 2015 3:34 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
things-that-go-bump-in-the-nightI can't remember the last time I slept through the night. I'm sort of like a newborn except instead of waking up because I need to be fed, I'm waking up because my children don't know how to sleep through the night. Each one...
Feb 18, 2015 3:16 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
parenting-failThose of you that have followed my blog for a long time know that I am a fan of keeping it real. I'm thrilled to celebrate my successes as a parent but I'm also willing to tell you about the times that I have dropped the ball....
Feb 13, 2015 4:03 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
sugar-free-valentine-s-dayAs you know, Valentine's Day is coming up this weekend. We are in an unusual place in our house when it comes to Valentine's Day. We just booked a summer vacation to the beach and both my husband and I really want to get in...
Feb 4, 2015 3:27 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
jamaican-me-crazy-vacationing-with-friendsWe booked a summer vacation today. Yay! We try to take a family vacation each year as soon as the kids get out of school.  The past few years we've gone to Orlando with the kids. But after several years doing the same thing,...
Jan 30, 2015 12:20 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
teaching-the-unteachableMy son finally learned how to tie his shoes this week. Sort of. But I'm calling it. He's eight.  I know, I know. He should have learned that a long time ago, and I agree. But the boy is stubborn. And rather unteachable. Does...

Guest Blog Posts

Mar 6, 2015 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
let-s-lend-each-other-a-handIt's been a long time since I've had a toddler in my house. I remember those years with both fondness and exhaustion. If memory serves me correct, I was always moving. Whether it be playing on the floor or following...
Feb 27, 2015 5:48 PM Erin Hill
are-you-a-worrier-questions-to-kill-some-of-themMy top three worries right now are: My kids will be taken. A vehicle will drive through a building my kids/myself/my husband are in. Reagan (my one-year-old) will choke on the huge amount of food she constantly shoves in...
Feb 20, 2015 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
i-prefer-cash-over-gift-cardsI've been very open about not paying my children for chores, although we do use a "job board" for projects that are above and beyond the daily tasks of "clean your room" and "unload the dishwasher". When my kids need cAreash,...
Feb 13, 2015 4:08 PM Erin Hill
welcome-a-new-one-to-the-mommy-clubMy friend is having a baby right now – literally. RIGHT NOW! I can hardly stand it. I can’t wait for her to have this experience. I can’t wait for her to feel this love. This morning, I wished her well and told her that I...
Feb 6, 2015 5:41 AM Joline Atkins
do-you-allow-your-children-to-walk-places-aloneIt's been in the news lately. How young is too young for a child to be at a park, or walking about town - alone? Most recently, a Maryland family found themselves under investigation for allowing their children, ages 10 and...