pghmomredirectmessage 568x 01

Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

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...
Mar 19, 2015 2:32 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
not-allowed-to-quitHe begged me to go skiing for weeks, But then as soon as we got to the top of the hill he begged me to go home. My nearly 10-year-old son has been wanting to try skiing for a long time now. Every single weekend this winter he...
Mar 11, 2015 2:17 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
spring-break-road-trip-clevelandI have to admit I have some working mom guilt every year around this time. My children have worked hard at school all year and are about to enjoy an entire week (plus a day) off for Spring Break...and I have to work. If I'm...
Mar 4, 2015 1:22 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
teaching-independence-is-a-crimeI was very saddened to read the decision this week that the Maryland couple who let their children walk home from a park alone were found guilty of 'Unsubstantiated Child Neglect".  CPS Finds “Free Range” Parents Responsible...
Mar 2, 2015 1:30 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
another-day-another-delayI should start by telling you that I'm from Buffalo.  This matters in the context of this blog, because that means i have a skewed impression of what "winter" means, and how to handle it.  I love the four seasons, but of the...
Feb 24, 2015 3:34 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
things-that-go-bump-in-the-nightI can't remember the last time I slept through the night. I'm sort of like a newborn except instead of waking up because I need to be fed, I'm waking up because my children don't know how to sleep through the night. Each one...

Guest Blog Posts

Mar 27, 2015 7:45 PM Erin Hill
do-you-have-kids  When did this become an unwelcome question? Answers range from “yes” to “NO! I HATE KIDS!” and those in between are, well, awkward to say the least. I always get to this question. Always. Even before I had kids. To get to...
Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
i-m-talking-about-guns-todayI support the 2nd amendment. I have no issues with the use of guns for hunting or sport. My husband owns a hunting rifle, which is properly secured. My father owned a hunting rifle, but I have no recollection of it. He...
Mar 13, 2015 7:05 PM Erin Hill
always-do-the-right-thing-alwaysLittle eyes and ears are watching and listening to me interact with others constantly. What I do has a huge impact on what my kids will do and that is a responsibility I take very seriously. (Usually) I'm polite, respectful,...
Mar 6, 2015 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
let-s-lend-each-other-a-handIt's been a long time since I've had a toddler in my house. I remember those years with both fondness and exhaustion. If memory serves me correct, I was always moving. Whether it be playing on the floor or following...
Feb 27, 2015 5:48 PM Erin Hill
are-you-a-worrier-questions-to-kill-some-of-themMy top three worries right now are: My kids will be taken. A vehicle will drive through a building my kids/myself/my husband are in. Reagan (my one-year-old) will choke on the huge amount of food she constantly shoves in...