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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 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...
Sep 25, 2014 8:20 PM Erin Hill
second-hand-goodiesI LOVE hand-me-downs for the kids. I’ve accepted clothes, toys, gear, gadgets, and everything in between. I ain’t shy about it either. "Erin, do you want a bag of…" YESSSSSSSS I DO! These gently-loved things have helped us...
Sep 17, 2014 12:01 AM Joline Atkins
please-sir-i-want-some-more"More?" Really? I'm flattered. Translation? My family is pretty happy with the consistency of our new and improved household hot-meal program. aka: dinner. Confession: I have never been the best meal planner for the entire...
Sep 11, 2014 1:55 PM Erin Hill
i-want-stuff-and-that-doesn-t-make-me-a-bad-motherSometimes I feel it’s implied that if you are a working parent and/or want nice things (that cost money), you somehow love your children less than “things,” and you’re a bad parent. I’ve wrestled with this for years, and I...