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Lori’s and Luke’s Unbelievable Journey

NICU at AHN’s Jefferson Hospital Gives Reassurance to Caregiver Turned Patient Lori Henkel couldn’t have been happier. It was spring 2016. She and her husband, Matt, were expecting their first child, a son, Luke. Lori was more than halfway through her pregnancy. “Everything was going great. Totally normal,” she said. “Then, my blood pressure started […]

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Yummy BLT Summer Salad

This BLT recipe is so easy and seemingly healthy that you’ll want to make it tonight! All you need is 20 minutes and a few pantry staples. My favorite part is that most of the produce can be swapped for different ingredients. No lettuce? Use fresh spinach. No avocado? Switch it for corn. Visit your […]

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Taking Children to the Theater: Kid Friendly Events in The Pittsburgh Cultural District

I’m not going to lie. I was slightly hesitant to take my four year old to an event put on by The Pittsburgh CLO. Though the show in question was definitely kid friendly, I worried if the theater was the best place for my talkative preschooler. After some deliberation, my desire to see Disney’s Beauty and […]

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10 Things I’m Giving Up as a Mom

Early on in motherhood, I started to feel a sense of mourning.  There were so many things that I felt pressure to give up, just so that I would fit the “mom” mold.  They weren’t necessary to leave behind in order to be a responsible parent, they were just things that I felt made me […]

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An Ode to my 20’s

The balloon pops; the party is over, Happy Birthday to me and then a sing-songy, bittersweet ending to my 20’s. Yep, turning 30 and I have considered being like Joey in Friends and shouting “WHY GOD, WHY?!”. However, I also see all the fun memories I have made and the mistakes I had wished I […]

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