Jokes about moms not being able to pee alone have become as mainstream as the stereotype we all share the maternal aspiration to peruse the aisles of Target sans kids while sipping a Starbucks. I'm here to tell ya: we don't all fit the Target/Starbucks mold. In fact, if given the choice, I'd ... » Learn More about When Your Toddler Follows You Into the Bathroom. (+ a giveaway!)
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My newly minted three-year-old takes after her big sister in a lot of ways. She rocks a mean pair of sunglasses, has a fantastic imagination, and has begun telling me something "sissy" always says: "Mama, I don't yike you, I YUVE you!" As the recipient of this sweetness, I am expected to feign ... » Learn More about I Don’t Yike You, I Yuve You!! (+ a giveaway!)
Idlewild Park and I go way back. I remember the ball pit as a youngin', swimming through the multi-colored plastic, just as well as I remember the first time my own kids jumped in. The picnic baskets and double stroller days have given way to We want corn dogs! chants and a single red wagon. But as ... » Learn More about Idlewild Special for Local Readers!
If you're lucky enough to live in or around Pittsburgh, you know the Cultural Trust is what keeps the arts alive and thriving in our great city. Pittsburgh's Cultural District is impressive in its own right, but when you learn the story of how it was transformed from a forgotten piece of downtown ... » Learn More about Giveaway! Children’s Theater Festival in Pittsburgh
Many chapters in my life have already closed. The teenage years, college, dating, the pre-kids days. Sometimes I grow nostalgic and a little part of me yearns to reopen a chapter or two (smooth 21-year-old skin, I'm lookin' at you), but for the most part, I'm quite content to be standing in the ... » Learn More about Chapters & Seasons