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Pittsburgh Mom Blog Posts

May 28, 2015 3:53 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
goodbye Today is the day.  The day the lights go out. The final curtain. No more PittsburghMom.com It was wonderful.  It was painful. It was my life. Thank you all for your constant support and advice. Thank you for giving each...
May 20, 2015 12:35 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
don-t-cry-because-it-s-overOne of my favorite quotes is the Dr. Seuss quote "Don't Cry Because it's Over, Smile Because It Happened". I'm here today to tell you that times are changing.  As the internet evolves and the way we connect and communicate...
May 24, 2015 8:20 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
6-pittsburgh-family-fun-goes-to-snapologyPittsburgh Family Fun Goes To Snapology By now you know that I love it when a new play place opens in the area. I think it's not only great for our local economy but great for us moms (and dads) who are raising kids in the...
May 20, 2015 12:10 PM Heather Starr Fiedler
10-pittsburgh-family-fun-goes-to-sky-trail Today was the opening day for the new Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail ropes course in the Pittsburgh Mills mall.  We live just a few miles from the mall, so we decided to celebrate the end of our week and try it out.  The Sky...
May 22, 2015 8:08 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
8-pittsburgh-mom-recipes-white-chicken-chiliOur Cub Scout pack was having a chili contest recently and I wanted to do something different. I make an ok chili, but it's nothing to write home about. So I knew I wanted to try something new. And I thought a white chili...
May 23, 2015 8:07 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
7-pittsburgh-area-spray-parksSome folks have asked recently for a summary of the area spray parks so I thought I'd put all of my reviews in one place. Pittsburgh has spray parks in both the city parks and the county parks. The city parks are generally in...
May 25, 2015 8:01 AM Heather Starr Fiedler
5-pittsburgh-family-fun-goes-to-jump-zonePittsburgh Family Fun Goes to JumpZone We had the pleasure this week of checking out Pittsburgh's newest kid-centered playplace, Jump!Zone in Allison Park. Jump!Zone is one of the ever-popular bounce house franchises that are...

Guest Blog Posts

May 26, 2015 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
catch-the-last-shuttle-in-the-carpool-laneSigh. This great thing we had going is over. When I was first approached by Heather to write for Pittsburgh Mom about 5 years ago, I was flattered. Not only was I new to Pittsburgh, but I'd only recently begun  seeking...
May 21, 2015 7:36 PM Erin Hill
goodbye-from-diaper-duty-my-hopes-for-you  This is my last post before Pittsburgh Mom turns the lights off at the end of this month. Over the last five years I’ve enjoyed sharing my experiences as a first-time mom, then mom of a toddler, then mom of a preschooler,...
May 15, 2015 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
mathGreat title. Math. Doesn't that just make you want to read further? (Insert a big sigh.) I am so very thankful that we moved my daughter to a smaller school this year. The teachers are downright astounding with her. She...
May 8, 2015 12:12 AM Erin Hill
great-mom-one-linersThere are things our mothers say that we laugh off, scream at, cry about, and, admit it, roll our eyes at. Then, there are the things we inevitably repeat to our children. Passed down through generations in many families are...
May 1, 2015 12:00 AM Joline Atkins
my-kids-are-missing-school-for-a-family-vacationI earned a trip to Disney through my business a few years ago. It was scheduled during the school year. We were thrilled. And had a great time. Kids included. I'm currently flying the friendly skies to Dallas for a family...