Category Archives: Holiday/Seasonal


December 23, 2016 | No comments yet

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

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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

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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

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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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September 11, 2016 | 1 comment

Happy Grandparents Day

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I’m happy to be featured on Pittsburgh Moms Blog today for grandparents day: “For my Irish in-laws, thank you for all your efforts to see my kids. You don’t get to see them as often as you’d like, but when…

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August 11, 2016 | No comments yet

14 Thoughts I Have Watching the Rio 2016 Olympics

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This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. I’m loving the Olympics in Rio. Here are some thoughts I’ve had while joining the rest of America in our favorite pastime, watching television. I should be DVRing this. Could I record…

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February 14, 2016 | No comments yet

Presidents’ Day / Snow Day Activity

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Indoor Zip Line.

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February 11, 2016 | No comments yet

Valentine’s Day Madness

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You probably won’t be pinning it to any Valentine’s day boards on Pinterest. Unless, of course, you have a board entitled, “Crap I send to school with kids.” If you do, please pin away. Pin away, ladies. Here’s my shoe box lovingly covered in wrinkled pink wrapping paper.

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December 21, 2015 | No comments yet

4 Unnecessary Holiday Traditions

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It’s Christmas week! I love the holidays. The time in between Thanksgiving and New Years is a special time of year for many. My family has holiday traditions that involve parties, decking the halls, baking (or like me, buying and eating) cookies, and gift giving.

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October 7, 2015 | 4 comments

Halloween Shopping Has Gone Awry

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Two months ago, we’d just arrived back home from our summer vacation. The kids were happily playing in the backyard while my husband unpacked, so I snuck off to grocery shop.

The grocery store by myself! What bliss to do a shop without having to drop them into the store’s playroom or avoid the entrance with the Red Box videos. On a Saturday evening too. It was a real night out for me.

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