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Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

Apr 28, 2015 3:04 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
underscheduled-summerI know too often as parents in this day and age we tend to find ourselves overscheduled. With both my husband and I working and two kids in elementary school, we definitely have a lot on our plate. But I'm finding myself...
Apr 22, 2015 6:33 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
pittsburgh-family-fun-fun-festIn my "Pittsburgh Family Fun" series I often like to highlight/review new play spaces in the Burgh. But by doing that, I often neglect some of the tried and true places that have entertained us for decades. So in my next few...
Apr 11, 2015 2:08 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
pittsburgh-family-fun-pittsburgh-mills-sky-trail Today was the opening day for the new Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail ropes course in the Pittsburgh Mills mall.  We live just a few miles from the mall, so we decided to celebrate the end of our week and try it out.  The Sky...
Apr 9, 2015 2:16 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
hotel-happinessWe took a little spring break trip to Cleveland last week with the kids. We all love a good mini vacation.  I've come to realize there's something about going on a little trip and staying overnight that is exciting to all of...
Apr 3, 2015 2:36 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
this-should-help-the-mommy-guiltI read with great interest the headline in the Washington Post this week that stated "Making time for kids? Study shows quality trumps quantity" In a ground-breaking study, to be published in the Journal of Marriage and...
Mar 25, 2015 1:35 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
little-white-liesMy son is a storyteller. We've always known he was our creative one from the earliest days when he would draw on anything that would stand still long enough, including walls, his legs, library books and even my car...
Mar 20, 2015 11:46 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
be-my-neighbor-day-2015As the founder of a nonprofit (Play it Forward Pittsburgh) and the Director of a program that helps area nonprofits get media work done that they otherwise could not afford, being a good citizen and serving my community is...

Guest Blog Posts

May 1, 2015 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
my-kids-are-missing-school-for-a-family-vacationI earned a trip to Disney through my business a few years ago. It was scheduled during the school year. We were thrilled. And had a great time. Kids included. I'm currently flying the friendly skies to Dallas for a family...
Apr 24, 2015 3:25 PM Erin Hill
would-you-defend-your-baby-against-a-bullyLast night I was witness to the first (I assume) bullying my daughter has ever had to encounter. It was uncomfortable, sad, and infuriating. The bully was about seven years old and my daughter is -- 17 months old. Yes, a...
Apr 20, 2015 2:12 PM Joline Atkins
when-our-kids-ask-questionsMy son is extremely inquisitive.  "Mommy, can I ask a question?" He began asking this question when very young, and continues to do so even now, at 10 years old. Several times a day. While his question has been upgraded...
Apr 10, 2015 4:49 PM Erin Hill
really-sick-again-reallyIt’s been one thing after another with Reagan these last few months. She’s has had a cold, then a fever, then a yeast infection, then a boil on her privates (yes, that’s what I said), then a cold again. Honestly, when will it...
Apr 2, 2015 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
when-mom-is-sickI didn't get sick all winter. All. Stinkin'. Cold. Winter. I even dodged a stomach virus that attacked the rest of my family. So, leave it to me to get some nasty sinus thingamabob this week, which kept me from enjoying the...