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Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

Nov 18, 2014 3:08 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
play-it-forward-toy-drive   Every year around this time, I borrow my PittsburghMom page to talk about another project near and dear to my heart, my charity, Play it Forward Pittsburgh.  Play it Forward is a gently used toy drive that happens every...
Nov 12, 2014 1:48 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
proud-to-be-all-americanIt came home in the backpack last week. The dreaded canary colored paper with the words Family Cultural Heritage at the top. Every year that paper comes home and every year I dread it. You probably know the one I'm talking...
Nov 3, 2014 2:54 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
pittsburgh-family-fun-road-trip-to-sharon-hermitageEvery now and then we like to just escape from the daily routine of life and go on a short road trip to explore the surrounding counties. This weekend we had two days with nothing on the schedule so we decided to do just that....
Oct 31, 2014 1:22 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
flying-solo-is-easier-than-it-used-to-beMy husband was traveling this week. He spent the week in Seattle, WA. This is his second trip this month and he will travel again in November to LasVegas for a week. I had a lot of time to think while he was away about our...
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,...

Guest Blog Posts

Nov 13, 2014 10:09 PM Joline Atkins
baking-marathonDon't misunderstand the title.  I'm not the one baking. My daughter, however, has caught the baking bug.  A few weeks ago, out of nowhere, my daughter fell in love with baking. Not from scratch, not yet (as her mother is...
Nov 7, 2014 6:56 PM Erin Hill
establishing-a-bed-time-for-an-older-childMy kids don’t have bedtimes. I’ve respected the fact that Lincoln is a night person. As a fellow night person, I know how horrible it is to lay in your bed at 8 and count the hours until you fall asleep. Reagan puts herself to...
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...