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Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

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...
Sep 12, 2014 8:55 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
pittsburgh-area-fall-festivals-pumpkin-patches-2014   NORTH Reilly's Summer Seat Farm 1120 Roosevelt Road    Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (near Wexford) Reilly's Summer Seat Farm and Garden Center  is located in the Mount Nebo region of the North Hills in Ohio...
Sep 4, 2014 12:03 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
taking-a-sick-dayMy whole family is sick with a cold this week. This morning as we were getting ready for school and work my boys were grumbling about having to go to school and tried to use to "But I'm sick" excuse to stay home.  It caused me...
Aug 28, 2014 2:19 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
like-ripping-off-a-band-aidI have to apologize for my silence this week. Back to school is kicking my butt. I believe in sucking every last drop out of summer.  I've said it before, and I still firmly stand by it, but it sure does hurt. There are two...
Aug 14, 2014 1:25 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
multitasking-mamaThere are not enough hours in the day. Or days in the week. As like most moms, I take on too much and often feel like I'm shortchanging something in favor of something else. People often ask me how I "do it all" and I answer...
Aug 7, 2014 2:42 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
the-great-sharing-debateI read an article recently that has been gaining some attention on the social media circuits. The article was titled "This Mom Perfectly Explains Why She Does Not Teach Her Kids To Share". I read it with great interest. I...

Guest Blog Posts

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...
Sep 5, 2014 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
the-morning-routineSchool is back in session! (And so are the early mornings.) My children started a new school this year, and with it, we added an entirely new evening/morning routine. For all of us. Including Mom. No, we didn't ease into...
Aug 22, 2014 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
my-children-and-the-ice-bucket-challengeAs I wrote on Facebook earlier this week, "CONFESSION! I wasn't going to do the ALS ice water challenge because, "everyone is doing it", "it's a fad", "people just want attention", blah, blah, blah. And then I realized that...
Aug 28, 2014 10:46 AM Erin Hill
siblings-and-activities-before-after-their-timeFor Lincoln, we planned a lot of his "firsts" carefully. First movie, first time to Kennywood, first bowling trip, etc. were all done at an age we felt it was appropriate for him and when we thought he could handle it...