Jan 27

January 27, 2017


Would Your Kids Know How to Handle an Emergency?

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve talked about what she should do in an emergency. She’s 7. She knows to call 9-1-1. We still have a landline phone in our bedroom and it has a giant “9-1-1“ sticky note stuck to it. She knows our neighbors, and that she should go to one of them and ask them for help if something terrible happens and she can’t get to a phone. I’m pretty sure that, had I been…

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Jan 24

January 24, 2017

Dominique Perri, Founder of Baby Dino

One Successful Mama: Baby Dino + $50 Giveaway

“I love having control over what direction I take the business and looking back at how much it has grown.” – Dominique Perri, Baby Dino This month I’m featuring Dominique Perri, founder of Baby Dino, an online retail store for kids 0-10. Baby Dino stocks the coolest fashion brands from around the world with a focus on function, design and sustainability. Their goal is to provide a premium and personalized shopping experience to make shopping easy and exciting for fashion-forward parents and gift givers….

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Jan 12

January 12, 2017


My New Wardrobe Staple: Classic Red Flats from Rhea Footwear!

Who doesn’t love a pair of shoes that’s fun, fashionable and fit like a dream? I’m self-confessed shoe addict, but since I’ve been working from home these past few years, my wardrobe mostly consists of basic yoga pants and T-shirts. My shoe-buying obsession has decreased exponentially, too. Yeah, I know. Booooring, right? Therefore, I was THRILLED when Rhea Footwear contacted me and asked me if I’d like to try out a pair of their super-cute non-slip shoes. Um, yes, please! I…

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Jan 4

January 4, 2017


Book Review: “Fannie Never Flinched” by Mary Cronk Farrell

As the mom of a young daughter, I feel that it’s critically important to expose young girls to strong female figures, whether from our historical past or modern times. Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to review a copy of Mary Cronk Farrell‘s new book Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights (Abrams Books for Young Readers, Nov. 1, 2016), I jumped at the chance. In the book, Farrell combines vivid prose, primary research and historical photos…

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Jan 3

January 3, 2017


My Top 5 Family New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is upon us. You know what that means, right? The resolutions are here! The resolutions are here! It’s the time of year when we valiantly set new goals for the coming year. Whether you pledge to get in shape, save money or knock yet another item off of your bucket list, the New Year is always a time of renewal—or, perhaps, a time to recommit to those pesky self-improvement goals that tend to fall by the wayside…

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Dec 19

December 19, 2016


The Art of Managing Artwork

Pittsburgh Moms Blog readers: I need your help. You see, my daughter loves to draw and create artwork. When I say she loves to draw and create artwork, I mean she really, REALLY likes to draw and create artwork. “Look, mama! I made this for you! Hang it up!” she’ll say, beaming. Read more on Pittsburgh Moms Blog!

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Nov 30

November 30, 2016


Why the Phrase “…For a Girl” Needs to Go

The other day, my 6-year-old daughter came running up the stairs with a load of heavy books and toys in her arms. She deposited them on the table and declared, “I’m pretty strong!” Then, almost as an afterthought, she added, “For a girl.” My husband and I immediately reacted at the same time. “No, no, no! Don’t say ‘for a girl!’” I emphatically told her. Read more on Pittsburgh Moms Blog!

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Nov 25

November 25, 2016


Product Review: Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotics

I received this product for free from Moms Meet May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. I first discovered probiotics a few years ago when I was dealing with digestive issues stemming from a thyroid disorder. My doctor—and a few friends who swear by them—suggested I try adding a probiotic to my…

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Nov 21

November 21, 2016


Why I Don’t Do Black Friday

This is Thanksgiving week. For many of us here in good old U.S of A., that means we’ll be spending time with family, eating too much pumpkin pie and, of course, preparing for the most evil of all shopping days: Black Friday. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some shopping. I like to hit the stores and enjoy finding good–nay, GREAT–deals. However, as a self-employed, work-at-homer, I like to do so at about 9 a.m. on a random Tuesday,…

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Nov 17

November 17, 2016

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National Geographic Heroes & Heroines Product Review & GIVEAWAY!

I received this product for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. If you follow my blog, you know that my daughter is obsessed with superheroes. Namely, she loves the DC Super Hero Girls, but she also loves watching the old “Batman” TV show (yes, the old…

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