It all began with the clown light on the ceiling of my nursery. Even as a wee one in my crib, I vividly remember that clown's crazy eyes and light bulb nose. I eventually threw something at the light and broke it because I'm a problem-solver, that's why. But then, my mom dressed me as a clown for ... » Learn More about Tips for Tolerating Halloween, From a Former California Raisin
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When we brought baby #2 home in May of 2011, there were a bunch of strange men waiting for us at the house. Guess it’s relevant to note that my husband had hired them to begin digging for a swimming pool. I never would’ve guessed my husband, who hates the water, would want to be responsible for ... » Learn More about Peace of Mind is Priceless (and maybe free if you win!)
Even though it doesn’t feel like it just yet, fall is here in Pittsburgh! Don’t tell that to my kids who were swimming yesterday or to my air condition that’s pulling some serious overtime right now, but make no mistake that fall is upon us. And what’s not to love about the change of seasons in ... » Learn More about Be the Best Gift-Giver to Ever Give (Plus a Giveaway!)
I currently own and operate three humans; two girls ages five and eight, and boy who's ten going on forty. Finding something they all enjoy at the same can be taxing these days, as the only thing they appear to really enjoy is constant conflict. As my mother used to say to my brother, "Dear god, ... » Learn More about The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Idlewild Park & SoakZone Before Summer’s Over
It's time to come out of hiding. Spring has sprung in the 'burgh, so there's no longer any excuse for avoiding the outdoors and other people. What? Just me? 'Tis the season for soccer practice and baseball games, dirty hands and faces, and the EQT Children’s Theater Festival! The Festival is ... » Learn More about 2019 EQT Children’s Theater Festival