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March 10, 2017 | No comments yet

Baseball: Ireland’s Latest Favorite American Pastime

in Me Time

Springtime. The birds are building nests, the weather is warming up, and baseball season begins with players reporting to spring training. Baseball, is no longer just America’s favorite pastime. Its popularity has long been embedded in Latin American culture and…

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March 6, 2017 | No comments yet

Tips for Fighting the Never-Ending War Over Screen Time

in Activities, Kid Time, Parenting Advice

  My latest post on Pittsburgh Moms Blog. “It is a constant daily battle in my home. The constant requesting of the electronic tablet or a television show or a movie that ring through my ears. Screen time is ruining…

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February 22, 2017 | No comments yet

Why Tablets are a Must in the Classroom

in Kid Time, Parenting Advice

Resources are always stretched thin in the classroom—teachers often have too many students, or students with different learning levels and styles. And while they might wish to do one on one teaching, that’s unrealistic for the whole day. So how…

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February 18, 2017 | No comments yet

Breaking the Cycle: When to Stop Bailing your Kids out of Trouble

in Kid Time, Parenting Advice

It happened again last week. My five-year-old forgot her “rest time item” for her pre-kindergarten class that day. She realized that she had forgotten a beloved stuffed animal that she had her heart set on bringing to school that day…

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January 27, 2017 | No comments yet

100 Days of School – The Worst Made-Up Holiday of the Year

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

I know that I’m going to get some hate for being a bad mom, but why and when did this 100 days of school thing become a thing? It’s just one more day in addition to Valentine’s Day (which is…

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January 2, 2017 | No comments yet

Why Every 40ish Mom Needs A Millennial Mom Friend

in Humor, Me Time

We all have our mothering tribes. Our group of friends that support, listen, and love us, without the need for our kids to line up in ages exactly. I’m lucky enough to have a group of friends that exchange inappropriate…

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December 23, 2016 | No comments yet

7 Christmas (or New Years) Gifts for Every Woman on Your List

in Holiday/Seasonal, Me Time

Choosing the perfect gift for the women on your list can be quite a challenge. Considering women have quite a distinguished taste, you always have to be very careful with the present you’re about to buy, especially for your wife…

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December 16, 2016 | No comments yet

Gift Ideas for Every Man on your List

in Holiday/Seasonal, Me Time

Happy to be back up on Pittsburgh Moms Blog today with holiday shopping ideas for those hardest gifts: husbands, dads, brothers, and in-laws. Good luck as you prepare for the holidays. “Yes, it’s December, and if you’re anything like me,…

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December 12, 2016 | No comments yet

Happy Holidays from My Family to Yours

in Holiday/Seasonal, Me Time

I was up on Pittsburgh Moms Blog last week writing about holiday traditions. What are your families’ traditions? Feel free to leave in the comments section. “If you build it, they will come.” …”This famous line from the movie Field…

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December 7, 2016 | 12 comments

10 Reasons to Visit Legoland, Florida

in Family Travel, Kid Time

My family of four recently visited Legoland, Florida. We stayed Thursday through Saturday nights in the Legoland Resort Hotel in October 2016, and highly recommend it as a stand-alone trip or in combination with another vacation that you plan in…

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