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
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When my Mom was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease two years ago, everything changed. You see, we're an Italian family who celebrates, grieves, and gathers in the name of food. Sunday Family Dinners are capitalized in our world. We lived to eat. But an extended hospital stay for our matriarch and a ... » Learn More about Crohn’s Disease & All Its Crap (seewhatididthere?)
My Dad taught himself how to use a computer and send emails when I went away to college. I thought it was absolutely adorable that he took the time to be a vulnerable student and allow newfangled technology to be his teacher. He would hunt and peck me a few short lines most mornings, and I'd wake up ... » Learn More about 7 Ways CVS Pharmacies Make Life Easier
After a health scare late last year, I’ve gotten serious about taking better care of myself. I was done making excuses (there’s no time to cook—we have to order pizza…for the fourth time this week!) and ready to start paying attention to how I was treating my body. Writing has always been my mental ... » Learn More about Women’s Health Week
There's a reason why so many marketing dollars are thrown at ad campaigns portraying Moms as exhausted ladies looking for something to make our lives easier: it's because the majority of us are exhausted and looking for something to make our lives easier. Long before I had my own children, ... » Learn More about Perfection Times Two