Leading by example, my Mom has taught us life is too short—laugh! Finding the funny in the face of struggle has saved us on more than one occasion, like the time a priest stuttered his way through Grandma’s wake. He called my Mom—who was mourning her Mom—by the wrong name so many times it just got ... » Learn More about This Time, Baby, I’ll Be Bulletproof (it’s a song)
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My Mom is not a shopper, which makes me wonder if I was switched at birth. You can imagine the teenage angst that was my Mother's refusal to shop with me. Ask your friend's mom; she loves the mall! But she would hand over her Visa, and all was forgiven. This year, though, she requested my ... » Learn More about If You Take My Mom To Target
This time of the year always finds me extra sentimental and nostalgic. Thank you, Mom, for passing down these stellar traits. Pay no attention to the woman sobbing in Target; holiday weeping is hereditary and she can't help it. Whether I'm reminiscing about the good ol' days over dinner with ... » Learn More about Look How Far She’s Come!
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” In short: whenever you need a gratitude check, focus on bettering the people of your community. Many of my family's service activities are an extension of my daughter’s incredible Girl Scout ... » Learn More about Free Store Penn Hills
A first true love is butterfly wings beating against the brain, clouding good judgement and all reason. An all-consuming, borderline obsession coupled with a physical ache that plagues the body. It's the kind of excitement rivaled only by a young child's on Christmas Eve. In a word, our first ... » Learn More about The New Face of Romance