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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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Nov 10

November 10, 2016


November’s One Successful Mama Profile: Mama’s Milkbox

“Overall, the largest benefit to my family has been my happiness. I like working. And my being happy as a function of flexing my creative and working muscles means my kids have a happy and creatively thriving Mommy.” – Elena Petzold, Mama’s Milkbox This month, I’m profiling Breastfeeding Stylist Elena Petzold, creator of Mama’s Milkbox, a Pittsburgh-based nursing apparel subscription for breastfeeding moms who want to look good, feel good and breastfeed their babies. Elena is also the founder of BFS…

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Oct 5

October 5, 2016


October’s One Successful Mama Profile: Mary DiMatteo, Precious + Posh

“I didn’t have to put my dreams of owning my own business on hold because I became a mom. I actually pursued my dreams because I became a mom.” – Mary DiMatteo, Precious + Posh Happy Fall! After a summer hiatus, I’m excited to introduce my newest One Successful Mama profile: Mary DiMatteo of Precious + Posh, a new Pittsburgh-area baby and children’s boutique! Located in quaint Oakmont, Pa., which is just outside of Pittsburgh, Precious + Posh carries modern and quality…

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Jul 28

July 28, 2016


Five Tips for Work-at-Home Moms

Note: This is the third installment in a series I wrote for Pittsburgh Moms Blog. I’ve been working from home for four years now, and, as I mentioned in my last post, I’ve learned a few things along the way. If you’re used to working in an office setting, the independence that coincides with working on your own can be a little unsettling at first. Here are a few tips that can help you manage the transition… Read the rest on the…

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Jul 10

July 10, 2016


Quitting Your Job to Stay Home with Your Kids-Part 2 of 3

In my last post for the Pittsburgh Moms Blog, I wrote about how I left my full-time teaching position to stay home with my daughter, but still needed—and wanted—to contribute financially to my family’s income. Now that I’ve been managing this work-at-home-mom gig for four years, I’ve acquired valuable resources and knowledge about what it takes to make it work. If you’re considering doing the same but aren’t sure where to begin, here are some practical ideas to help you get started… Read…

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Jun 8

June 8, 2016


Quitting Your Job to Stay Home with Your Kids – Part 1 of 3

When my daughter was born in 2009, I automatically assumed that after my three-and-a-half-month maternity leave, I would return to work as a high school teacher, pick up where I left off, and continue my career as a working mom. Let’s just say that’s not how things turned out… Read the rest over on the Pittsburgh Moms Blog!  

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Mar 10

March 10, 2016


Heather Tarbuck of Buckets Boutique is One Successful Mama

“Raising girls, my husband and I want to show them how to be independent, responsible, self-relying young ladies who will blossom into young women. Hopefully, I am showing them that they can have a goal and accomplish all that they dream…” – Heather Tarbuck, Owner, Buckets Boutique This month, I’m profiling a local mompreneur: Heather Tarbuck of Buckets Boutique, a fun, funky and fabulous boutique located in the heart of Harrison City, Pa. The store offers affordable and unique gifts for men, women and…

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Feb 11

February 11, 2016

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Karla Lemmon of “Little Peanut on the Go” is One Successful Mama!

“I enjoy my flexibility the most. I’m able to walk my son to the bus stop and be there when he arrives home, plus I’ve been able to spend time in his classroom volunteering.” – Karla Lemmon, Little Peanut on the Go This month, I’m profiling Karla Lemmon, founder of Little Peanut on the Go, a mobile app that helps parents manage their on-the-go lifestyles. The app helps parents create packing lists and to-do lists, build care schedules to share with caregivers, and connect…

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Jan 6

January 6, 2016

Uglie Acres

Nicole Shultz of Uglie Acres is One Successful Mama + GIVEAWAY

“I think what I love the most is watching people’s faces when they try a product for the first time. You just see the smile start at the eyes and go from there. It is one of the best feelings in the world to know someone likes your stuff that much.” – Nicole Shultz, Uglie Acres Happy New Year, dear readers! I’m kicking off 2016 with my newest One Successful Mama: Nicole Shultz of Uglie Acres, a line of homemade,…

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Sep 9

September 9, 2015


September’s One Successful Mama Profile: Jen Wirsing, The Green Berry Juice Bar

“Opening The Green Berry has reminded me that I can still have my own life and be my own person, while finding a balance of being a mom and a wife.” – Jen Wirsing, Owner This month I’m profiling Jen Wirsing, owner of The Green Berry, a unique hometown eatery serving cold pressed juices, smoothies and other seasonal specials located in Irwin, Pa. A native of the area, Jen lives in nearby North Huntingdon, Pa., with her 6-year-old daughter Adelle and husband…

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