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Author Archive | Brittany Cole


In Defense of Selfies

When people think of selfies they think of self-absorbed millennials willing to desecrate ancient ruins to get a perfect Instagram photo. They think of duck lips, staged photos, and “likes”.  It’s true to an extent, as some people these days even make a living based solely on selfie. People have even died trying to get […]

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Photo Credit to Viva Portraits

What Not to Say to Someone With Depression

Depression is real.  It’s not just being in a bad mood or feeling down for a few days. To those who suffer it’s like living in a deep, dark, desolate place where you cannot see any light.  Nothing brings you joy and you get behind on life. This isolating illness has been a part of […]

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Why I’m Teaching My Toddler Consent

My child isn’t even three yet and we’re already having “The Talk”.  Yes, that talk. You may wonder if he’s too young to have such mature conversation, but I think it has to begin early if he is to truly learn. We aren’t talking utility or contraception because the kid just realized he has a […]

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When You Have a Runner

When I was pregnant, I considered the nights I’d stay away with a sick kiddo or the sticky hands and face.  I thought about the time he would repeat a curse word he heard one of us mumble and I foresaw the pictures I would take of a little face smothered in spaghetti and chocolate. […]

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Eating Local in Pittsburgh

It’s the perfect time of year!  Okay, the pollen adds a tricky dynamic to it all, but there is something almost magical about the blooming trees and flowers. The little and I were in the backyard the other day inspecting our newly budding azaleas and my mouth watered.  No, we don’t eat azaleas; it’s because local produce […]

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: 5 Easy Steps

Today is Earth Day and though we should celebrate our planet every day, it allows for a day of reflection and renewed commitment. February 2016 was the hottest February on record, reaching a milestone scientists have been warning us of for decades now . Our sea levels are rising, and there is drought, disease, and increasing […]

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Get Outside in Pittsburgh!

When we first moved to Pittsburgh from Phoenix I was hesitant if we would find the same enjoyment in the outdoors as we did. At anytime of year there are ways to be active in Arizona, and I hoped that we would find our way here. Before we even moved I started doing research on family-friendly […]

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On Breastfeeding a Toddler

I’m one of those weird crunchy gals who still breastfeeds her two year-old. I’m just a mom doing what she thinks is best for her family. In a time of Mommy Wars and Formula v. Boobs, I’m actually optimistic that we’re beginning to cut through the crap and lift each other up more than ever. […]

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