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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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
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