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Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

Oct 14, 2014 4:23 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
70-things-to-buy-your-kids-for-christmas-this-year-that-aren-t-toysIf your're anything like me you have TOO MANY toys in your house as it is. We had so many toys (that my kids hardly ever played with) that I started a toy drive a few years ago to collect gently used toys to give to needy...
Oct 14, 2014 1:04 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
overconfidentMost parents spend a lot of time thinking of ways to build their children's confidence up, to encourage them and tell them about all of the great things they are doing. I, on the other hand, have the opposite problem.  I'm...
Oct 5, 2014 4:25 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
radical-days-week-of-october-6Not very many people are familiar with the work of the Regional Asset District tax.  Each year residents and visitors pay a 1% County Sales tax that helps support things like parks, arts organizations, libraries, museums,...
Sep 30, 2014 6:28 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
pittsburgh-family-fun-games-n-atPittsburgh Family Fun goes to Games N' At We recently had the opportunity to visit Games N' At on the South Side.  I'd heard about this place for years, but always had it in my head that it was for adults and not for kids....
Sep 28, 2014 4:21 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
radical-days-week-of-september-29Not very many people are familiar with the work of the Regional Asset District tax.  Each year residents and visitors pay a 1% County Sales tax that helps support things like parks, arts organizations, libraries, museums,...
Sep 22, 2014 8:13 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
radical-days-20-days-of-free-local-activitiesNot very many people are familiar with the work of the Regional Asset District tax.  Each year residents and visitors pay a 1% County Sales tax that helps support things like parks, arts organizations, libraries, museums,...
Sep 19, 2014 11:06 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
one-pairIt's the change of the seasons. That means pumpkin spice lattes and snuggling up with a good book.  Movie night snuggles and corn mazes.  For us it also comes with some stress. Stress because with the changing of the season...

Guest Blog Posts

Oct 31, 2014 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
rushing-christmasIn the midst of finalizing our Halloween costumes this week, my kids slipped me two sheets of paper.   On them?   Christmas lists.   They were detailed. They were thorough. They were surprisingly reasonable.   They...
Oct 24, 2014 2:57 PM Erin Hill
date-with-a-man-who-wasn-t-my-husbandI finally got a date night, y’all. It’s been so long, and I was really missing my man – my son! Lincoln and I had a surprise date after a birthday party we were supposed to go to was canceled, and it was so fun! (Reagan had a...
Oct 20, 2014 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
surprise-invite-to-the-8th-grade-field-tripNew school.  New teachers. New friends. New schedule. NEW can be overwhelming. So when I was invited by my daughter to be one of the chaperones for her 8th grade field trip, I was flattered. While I realized that this year...
Oct 10, 2014 7:13 PM Erin Hill
surprise-i-can-read-momLike every parent, I’m constantly surprise and taken off guard by my kids. One day, Reagan can’t stand. The next, she can. Next week, I expect her to take off on those little feet of hers. Lincoln is just amazing. His brain...
Oct 3, 2014 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
teaching-our-children-to-choose-success-or-failureWe made a tough call the other night. We stopped helping our 8th grader with homework. Well, OK, we still help, we just don't, well, help. (Come on Atkins, get to the point already, because, we, the readers, are lost.) On...