Three years ago today I launched PittsburghMom.com
I can't believe it's been three years. Some times it feels like it's brand new and other times I feel like I've been writing about being a mom in Pittsburgh my whole life.
Do you know the story of how it all got started?
Indulge me for a moment and I'll tell you...
(I'm lucky I kept a good journal so remembering things is made much easier)
It was a snowy winter and Ben was just a couple of months old. Matthew was 20 months old and I was staying at home for nine months (the first time I'd ever done the stay at home mom thing). I was trying to find things to do with the kids to get us out of the house.
I was also planning our summer vacation to the beach and knew that I wanted to get Matthew into some swimming lessons during the winter/spring.
I Googled for local play places, swimming lessons, McDonald's with indoor playgrounds, etc. and wasn't having much luck putting it all together.
I wrote this note in my journal on February 11.."I had this idea last night and I'm wondering if it'd be worth it/viable/doable, etc.
I'm thinking of starting a Web site. Like a "PittsburghKids" site where there would be tons of info for kids and families. With pages/categories like Playplaces, Parks, Swimming Pools/Lessons, Restaurants, Medical, Mom's-type clubs, Discussion boards, etc. So theoretically someone could go to this one place and find a list of "all things kids and family" in the area. "
So after thinking about it for a few days and after some surging from my husband, I decided to just jump in and create it. I decided on the name PittsburghMom.com and got to work.
A few weeks later I finshed and lauched the site. It was an instant hit. A few days later the Post-Gazette called and asked me to come in for a meeting and the ball was set in motion for them to purchase the site and allow me to run it.
The rest is history and it's been my great pleasure to serve all of you moms and dads in the region for these last three years. I hope that you've found PittsburghMom to have valuable information, give you an occasional chuckle and feel like you're "not the only one" who has gone through something. :)