Category : Parenting

- 3 days ago

Free Family Friendly Events This Fall

Family enjoying fallFall is a great time of year. It's cool enough outside to rock cool fashion. However, it is warm enough that you don't have to cover that fashion with coats. You also have the opportunity to create some great fall memories with yo...

- 6 days ago

Five Life Lessons From Oprah

Working mom at luncheonRecently, I had the privilege of having lunch with Oprah Winfrey. In full disclosure, it was me Oprah and about a thousand of my closest friends. Actually,& I was with my sister, some close friends and a bunch of people I didn...

- 2 weeks ago

Three Strategies to Make Being a Working Mom Easier

Me at the United State of Women Conference Sponsored by the White House (it was a very good day)“I think while all mothers deal with guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids.” Arianna HuffingtonIn the interest of keeping it real, I wan...

- 3 weeks ago

Celebrating National Daughter's Day on my Daughter's Birthday

My daughter and her birthday bounty"On the day that you were born the angels got together, and decided to create a dream come true!" --The CarpentersToday is National Daughter's Day, which is perfect because it is also the anniversary of when I becam...

- 1 month ago

Julie Cole, a woman who has it all

Julie Cole,& Co-Founder, Senior Director Public Relations& of Mabel's Labels& Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.& – Maya AngelouI am honored to be the Key Note Speaker for this year’s, Bloggy Con convention. The...

- 1 month ago

Back to School Is a Time for Reflection

First day of Fourth GradeSeptember means that back-to-school season is in full effect.I grew up in Rochester, New York where we always began the school year the Wednesday after Labor Day. Theoretically, that gave us all summer to get in lots of fun....

- 1 month ago

Working Motherhood On Weekends and Holidays

#BloggingSpoiler alert: This post contains a little bit of whining...I attended a back-to-school play date for my son's class today and overheard some moms talking. The were talking about vacations. The gist of the conversation was that vacations wer...

- 2 months ago

Feeling My Way Through Parenting A Middle Child

Having ice cream at& Soergel's& after the incident& #NationalMiddleChildDaySometimes it still boggles my mind that I have three children. It's not because I am overwhelmed by the responsibility, it is because I cannot believe that I am so enormously...

- 2 months ago

The Impossible Journey of Healthy Eating

#ImpossibleWhopperThere is one truism in life, most people, including working& moms, will continue to try to find the best path for living. Often this quest causes them to try different diets in an effort to live forever, or at least live better in...

- 2 months ago

Kennywood Discount

At Kennywood in Thomas TownWe are down to the last few weeks of summer and you may be looking for things to do with your kids. Well Pittsburgh, Ohio and West Virginia parents, don't forget about Kennywood!Save Big on Kennywood Admission!At Thomas Tow...

- 2 months ago

Six Secrets to Traveling With Young Children

#FamilyVacationYou are probably thinking about taking a family vacation before the end of the year. If that's true, I have the answers to your travel questions!Not to brag or anything, but last July, I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia solo with my three...

- 2 months ago

Five Hacks To Survive This Heatwave

Headed to work on a summer daySucceeding as a working mom requires planning, preparation and execution. And then, just when you think you have it all together, something changes. A recent change is the heat wave that has been sweeping the country. It...

- 3 months ago

A Working Mom Rocking Heatwave Hair Like a Boss!

Making the best of a heatwave& There is a heat wave surging around the country. So, it is a fair guess that it is hot and humid& & ☀️& in your world too.& In Pittsburgh, each day this past week seemed hotter than the last. And, we don't have air con...

- 3 months ago

Be Careful About Dancing at the Work Party...

Working Mom doing "The Wobble" at an event“We want everyone to be comfortable bringing their ‘whole self to work.’”If you have participated in any presentations from your company’s inclusion office you know that there is an effort to get people to be...

- 3 months ago

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Pool time!“Remember it was only about 250 years ago this nation began as an idea where everybody had the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” Heinz History Center President Dr. Andy Masich said.I'm sure that you can tell that I am a...