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Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

Dec 16, 2014 2:43 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
christmas-idea-15-kids-gift-subscriptionsA couple of months ago I blogged about "75 things to buy your children for Christmas that aren't toys".  I've taken that to heart and decided that my kids are not getting toys for Christmas. With the exception of one $10...
Dec 1, 2014 12:52 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
2014-pittsburgh-area-christmas-tree-farmsAs the holidays rapidly approach you may be scouring the Internet (like us this weekend) trying to find a place to get your Christmas tree.  We have decided to make it a family tradition to go pick out (and cut down) our own...
Nov 24, 2014 1:52 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
pittsburgh-holiday-train-displays We've had several readers ask recently ask where the best holiday train displays are in the region. As a mom of boys myself, I'm no stranger to train displays. Pittsburgh is home to several impressive train displays, and the...
Nov 18, 2014 3:08 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
play-it-forward-toy-drive   Every year around this time, I borrow my PittsburghMom page to talk about another project near and dear to my heart, my charity, Play it Forward Pittsburgh.  Play it Forward is a gently used toy drive that happens every...
Nov 12, 2014 1:48 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
proud-to-be-all-americanIt came home in the backpack last week. The dreaded canary colored paper with the words Family Cultural Heritage at the top. Every year that paper comes home and every year I dread it. You probably know the one I'm talking...
Nov 3, 2014 2:54 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
pittsburgh-family-fun-road-trip-to-sharon-hermitageEvery now and then we like to just escape from the daily routine of life and go on a short road trip to explore the surrounding counties. This weekend we had two days with nothing on the schedule so we decided to do just that....
Oct 31, 2014 1:22 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
flying-solo-is-easier-than-it-used-to-beMy husband was traveling this week. He spent the week in Seattle, WA. This is his second trip this month and he will travel again in November to LasVegas for a week. I had a lot of time to think while he was away about our...

Guest Blog Posts

Dec 11, 2014 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
don-t-mess-with-holiday-traditions"Mom, are we starting the Advent boxes tomorrow?" Uh-oh. It was November 30th. We had just returned home from a trip out east where we celebrated the life of my Nanny (grandmother) who had passed away a week earlier. It was...
Dec 4, 2014 3:34 PM Erin Hill
meeting-baby-s-needs-brings-us-both-peaceReagan is very different from Lincoln when he was her age. I think. From what I can remember, Lincoln didn’t fuss, didn’t have separation anxiety, and was fine to play alone while I loaded the dishwasher or got a drink of...
Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
lessons-learned-from-road-trip-bingesI used to have it in the bag. Literally. Fruit, sandwiches, pretzels, trail mix, veggies, and maybe even some hummus. All packed in a small cooler for a road-trip. This frugal and smart fitness coach knew how to travel with...
Nov 24, 2014 2:12 PM Erin Hill
my-baby-is-one-my-sunshine-in-a-gloomy-yearMy sweet baby Reagan is one! Where did this year go? In a year filled with stress, family turmoil, a car accident, and the death of my father-in-law, Reagan was our sunshine – a shining light through some dark clouds. I truly...
Nov 13, 2014 10:09 PM Joline Atkins
baking-marathonDon't misunderstand the title.  I'm not the one baking. My daughter, however, has caught the baking bug.  A few weeks ago, out of nowhere, my daughter fell in love with baking. Not from scratch, not yet (as her mother is...