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#financefriday: Budgeting for Fun on One Income

Happy Finance Friday! As a follow up to my budgeting post, Financially Fit in 2018: A Guide to Becoming Budget Saavy, we’ve decided to add #financefriday to the Pittsburgh Moms Blog agenda. Send me your finance questions and concerns via our Facebook page, and we’ll address them during our #financefriday posts.  Dear Teresa,   As a […]

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Girls Can’t Be Astronauts: Setting the Stage for Your Daughter in Preschool

I was driving my normally quite exuberant daughter home from preschool recently, when I noticed she was acting differently. Instead of excitedly recounting her day to me on the drive home, she seemed melancholy, slouched in her car seat, blankly staring out the window. When I asked her how her day went, my daughter murmured […]

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Ashlyn’s Story: A Dream Realized Because of Care Beyond Compare

Russell Wessel is a miracle baby. That’s what his parents, Ashlyn Wessel and Alex Sinclair, believe. And they credit the doctors and nurses at  Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Jefferson Hospital for Russell’s safe arrival. That’s where he was born October 8 — healthy but blissfully unaware that he’d just played a lead role in an amazing family […]

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Reality Check: There are 168 hours in a week and I spend 53 of them with my son

Reality Check: There are 168 hours in a week and I spend 53 of them with my son.  Take those 53 hours and split them between cooking dinner, household chores, laundry, doctors appointments, date night, girls night, and the hours start to disappear.  We fit in endless errands on weekends, we have doctors who take […]

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Pediatrics at Jefferson Hospital: Care beyond Expectations

On-site counseling, walk-in appointments among services that take care to a higher level Last spring, Jessica had felt the greatest joy of her life: carrying newborn daughter Kayla through the front door of her home for the first time. The cheers and hugs of family greeted them on the other side. But just three months later, […]

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