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Our Favorite Playgrounds in the North Hills of Pittsburgh

Playgrounds are fun. Playgrounds are free. Playgrounds develop kids’ Olympic-level sliding ability. Here are our favorite playgrounds in the North Hills. Try a new one – or visit them all, Tour de Parks style.   Blueberry Hill Park This park has two playgrounds. The main one has a large covered sandbox, which provides great shade, […]

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The Importance of a Mommy Tribe

Where would I be without my mommy tribe?  You know, the important women in your life that help you navigate this crazy world of parenting. It really does take a village! Here are various ways that we can form our tribes, sometimes without even realizing it. Family– Naturally we rely on our mothers, grandmothers, mother-in-laws, sisters, sister-in-laws, aunts, […]

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New mom question: Binky, Thumb or Nothing?

With 3 boys in my house, there are often 3 different ways to approach the same topic. One likes red, one likes blue, one likes orange. One likes tomatoes, one likes carrots, one likes cucumbers. The bath/shower water is too hot, too cold, just right. (Yep, stole that one from the 3 bears, but it […]

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Anxiety and Parenting

Nothing can truly prepare you for parenthood. I read books and blogs. I spoke with many woman about pregnancy, delivery, and all their experiences. However, I was still unprepared to be a mother. The biggest thing that I was unprepared for was how having a baby would affect my anxiety. People often talk about how pregnancy and […]

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The Mommy Trap

As a first time mom, I never realized how easy it would be. I never thought I would do it, because I know every situation is different. But I did it: I compared. I compared what other mom’s had, how put together they were, and how their kids acted. I looked at my life and […]

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