Category : Parenting

- 5 days ago

My Son's Third Birthday

Birthday Boy“May the joy that you have spread in the past come back to you on this day. Wishing you a very happy birthday!” AnonymousOn this day three years ago, I gave birth to a little boy who is already making the world a better place with snuggle...

- 3 weeks ago

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!

Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the miracle of Christmas which is Hope, and the heart of Christmas which is Love. -UnknownDespite the COVID-19 chaos we were able to carve out time to make magical Christmas memories. There was the e...

- 1 month ago

Celebrating Ordinary Joys in the Midst of COVID19

An ordinary fall day in PittsburghI have found that one of the secrets to success is to discover the beauty in ordinary days. I learned that lesson before the COVID19 pandemic, but the lesson has screamed more loudly since the pandemic has ensued. Ca...

- 1 month ago

Life as we know it changed on November 7th

At my birthday partyI realize that I post less when I am trying to process the world. I think it's because I generally share thoughts on this blog after I have made sense of things, as opposed to when I am still working through them. The problem late...

- 2 months ago

Happy Halloween! #Halloween2020

Everything is a bit odd in 2020. We are living as if in a fog. The fog is filled with doubt and uncertainty about our futures. And yet, as my sister Reenah Golden would say, we press on. Halloween was no different. My husband was resolute about takin...

- 2 months ago

The Importance of Celebrating Halloween During the Pandemic

Toddler with PumpkinSeveral years ago I posted a piece entitled,& "Four Family Friendly Halloween Fun Tips"& . I had forgotten all about it until today when I was about to start writing this one. Upon reviewing it, I realized that I completed the it...

- 3 months ago

COVID19 Has Driven Working Moms to the Brink

& “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you,"& Ruth Bader Ginsburg& & Like many, I am gutted by the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from the land of the living. The loss of her presence. The loss of h...

- 3 months ago

Horizon Thoughts...

In the midst of it all, find things to make you smile. Your sanity depends on it. #COVID19

- 4 months ago

My September 11, 2001 Experience

They report that the 9/11 tragedies happened 19 years ago. However, I cannot believe that’s true because it feels like yesterday. I remember where I was when I learned about the planes going into the towers, I remember who I talked to, what I did aft...

- 4 months ago

Family Chaos Can Be Cured with Ice Cream

" You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that is pretty much the same thing." — Unknown.There are many moments throughout the day where my kids are fussing, cussing, and running around. The cussing doesn't involve actual curse words b...

- 4 months ago

LittleMoochi, an Innovative Way to Educate and Entertain Your Kids

This post was sponsored by LittleMoochi& We’re closing in on what seems like 500 million weeks into the “new normal”, and everyone’s getting a bit stir crazy.& And as usual, working parents have it 10 times harder. You’ve probably already added “hom...

- 5 months ago

Do We Need to Raise Woke Kids?

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. –& L.R KnostThis has been a volatile summer in America. The protests and killin...

- 5 months ago

Celebrating National Ice Cream Month in Pittsburgh! #LovePgh

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.” John Lewis& Girl Enjoying an Ice Cream Cone at Heinz TheaterVisit Pittsburgh is...

- 6 months ago

Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating the Fourth of JulyOur nation was founded on the ideals that every free man should have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Recent events have shown us that although slavery has been unlawful since 1865, freedom is not...