Tag Archives: parenting

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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 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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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….

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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

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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

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September 23, 2016 | No comments yet

The Fear of What Lies Beyond Preschool

in Kid Time, Parenting Advice

My first post on Pittsburgh Moms Blog, The Fear of What Lies Beyond Preschool: For my youngest child, full-time school starts this month. My children will be at school from 8:30AM to 2:30PM, five days a week. A milestone that…

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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…

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September 14, 2016 | No comments yet

Ongoing Deals from Our Sponsors

in Get More Time

I just wanted to remind everyone about the ongoing deals from my sponsors. Here’s the current list: Model Dry Cleaners. Stop driving your dry cleaning to the store. Sign up today and receive the following discount: 30% for 60 days. In the “How…

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September 14, 2016 | No comments yet

I’m Not Ready for My Youngest to Grow Up

in Kid Time, Parenting Advice

My youngest asked me yesterday about being dropped in the car line at the front circle of her school. She’d seen other kids do it all last year and for the first couple weeks of school this year and was wondering if…

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