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The Second Pregnancy

Pregnancy is always the start of many different emotions – from thinking you might be pregnant to taking that pregnancy test that confirms what you already knew: positive. For me the feelings between finding out I was pregnant for the first and second time were pretty identical, but the pregnancies themselves have not. My first […]

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On Being a Groupie

At Thanksgiving, the Pittsburgh Moms Blog contributors were asked to write what they were thankful for in a Facebook post. Most contributors wrote about their families, but I took the opportunity to turn in a cheeky post about how I was thankful for my “boyfriend” Sting. Readers probably assumed that I have a little crush […]

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One Small Voice

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Although there is a month dedicated to the movement to end sexual violence, it still feels really uncomfortable to talk…or even type about.  Here let me hashtag it and see if it’s less awkward: #sexualassaultawarenessmonth  #SAAM Nope.  Still super hard.   I know I’m not alone.  One in three […]

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I Hope She Knows

The morning of my daughter’s 15-month appointment, I cried in the kitchen. She still wasn’t saying any words consistently and I was embarrassed to tell the doctor. Was she behind? Was it my fault? Was I not teaching her enough? Was I a bad mom? One night a week later, I searched Pinterest for “activities […]

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My Favorite Mom Apps

In our everyday, busy lives, it’s hard to keep track of everything and just feel sane.  But these are some of my favorite mom apps – they help me feel more on top of my game, and make me feel like a better mom overall.   Chore Monster (https://www.choremonster.com/) – My kids used to balk at […]

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A Family Day on the Farm at Round Hill Park

Parks provide an opportunity to get active outdoors and to enjoy nature. If you know anything about me, you know that I love sharing my healthy, active lifestyle and I love outdoor adventures! I’m very excited to highlight the first of nine Allegheny County parks, Round Hill Park.   Located at 651 Round Hill Road, […]

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All “Thai’d” Up

“Heather, do you mind if I rub your belly?” In an instant, I traveled back in time six years, when I was pregnant with my youngest son and tolerating the passers-by in a random place like the grocery store, which seemed, at the time, to be a hub of older people who found it appealing […]

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