Category Archives: Me Time

kid-sleeping

November 2, 2016 | No comments yet

The Number One Reason to Give Up The Afternoon Nap

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

Up again on the Pittsburgh Moms Blog today. Here’s a funny piece on afternoon play dates: “My youngest stopped napping,” my friend complained to me one day. She was worried about not having any time to herself during the day….

Continue Reading »

birthday-balloons-and-cake-9

October 18, 2016 | No comments yet

Birthday Party Madness

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time

The Birthday Party. Men… All that really matters is that the kids loved every second of it. Such is a mom’s life. Happy 7th Birthday, Tom! –Carissa Howard, Shopping for Time

Continue Reading »

bored_sized

October 18, 2016 | No comments yet

Finding Our Children’s Talents

in Humor, Me Time

Must be all that training my kids have given me in hunting for lost toys. –Carissa Howard, Shopping for Time

Continue Reading »

20150501_122116

October 10, 2016 | 1 comment

My Worst Beauty Fail

in Humor, Me Time

My Worst Beauty Fail I’ve tried to one of those glamorous mothers. Like the ones that can wear high heels and trendy clothes to outings with the kids. The ones who have their hair and make-up always perfect. More accurately,…

Continue Reading »

monicas-advice

October 10, 2016 | No comments yet

Words to Live By

in Me Time

  I spent much of yesterday digging through my old photo albums. I found many gems, but it’s a sad story as to why. My friend from high school, who served two tours of duty in Iraq, a decorated Army…

Continue Reading »

34C

October 5, 2016 | No comments yet

On Pittsburgh Moms Blog

in Me Time

Here’s my official introduction on Pittsburgh Moms Blog. What is your favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh? Eat at all our fabulous restaurants with my husband on date night. After coming back to Pittsburgh from six years in Los Angeles,…

Continue Reading »

moms-night-out

September 28, 2016 | 2 comments

9 Moms to Befriend this Fall

in Humor, Me Time

I switched my son from a private kindergarten to our district’s public school for first grade this year. My daughter’s in a new preschool classroom and new dance studio. As my kids adjust to the Fall and all their new…

Continue Reading »

treadmill

September 19, 2016 | No comments yet

Mothers’ Bill of Rights

in Me Time

Despite being a former litigator, raising my two children has been the most challenging and most fulfilling job I’ve ever done. Most of the day, seven days a week, my kids come first, and rightfully so. I’m their mom and at…

Continue Reading »

pittsburgh_contributor_btn

September 12, 2016 | 1 comment

I’m Now a Contributor on Pittsburgh Moms Blog

in Me Time

Hello Friends, Just a quick update on me. I’m now writing for a great site, Pittsburgh Moms Blog. I will continue to write on Shopping for Time, on the Huffington Post, and for Chocolates & Chaos. I sure love all…

Continue Reading »

img-20141128-wa0000

September 11, 2016 | 1 comment

Happy Grandparents Day

in Holiday/Seasonal, Me Time

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…

Continue Reading »