When our beautiful city of Pittsburgh began reopening after quarantine, it did so as thoughtfully, incrementally, and safely as possible. So when Fogo de Chao's Sales Manager, Mr. Gary White, invited me to check out the private dining options, I knew I was in good hands. I also knew it was an opportunity to celebrate my meat-loving husband's birthday! So I invited a bunch of our friends and we ... » Learn More about (Fo)go to Dinner
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Hiya! I’m Steph, English teacher by trade, smack-talker by nature, and mother of three who lives by the mantra: life is too short, LAUGH! I hope you’ll stick around and check out my musings!
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My six-year-old is painfully shy. She prefers to avoid eye contact at all costs and believes a smile is earned, not owed. Even here at home, she's a stage 5 clinger, requiring constant physical contact. Part of me loves it because awwwww, my baby! But I also recognize how having me at her beck and ... » Learn More about Dance Like Nobody…at This Parade is Watching
Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but distance learning may be here to stay, at least for a while. There, there now. Cry into your coffee if you must, I understand. If your situation is anything like millions of others’, your house has become a disaster zone. Trying to corral the chaos of having ... » Learn More about Decluttering 101: Make Room for a Combined Working and Learning Environment
Oh, hello! As with my beauty routine, I stepped away from writing months ago. Everything felt so hard. Now I've got a dead blog and a bunch of grey hair, but at least I'm feeling the urge to create again! Truthfully, I'm feeling the urge to eat again, but my jeans are no longer accommodating ... » Learn More about Antagonists, Shutty Town, & Permission: Lessons Learned
This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are my own. This November ushers in my 40th year on the planet. When I recall some of my best times, those beloved teenage years immediately come rushing back. Turning 13 was exhilarating! Turning 16 was freedom! Turning 18 ... » Learn More about I Forgot How Hard It Is Being a Teenager