Dear Daughter, It is hard to believe that you will turn two in just a few short days (and be two the day this blog is posted). I truly feel like it was just yesterday that we were awing over...
For the last few years I’ve been getting Facebook advertisements for novelty t-shirts that say things like “Mommy Needs a Glass of Wine” and “Mama Bear.” I hate them both. At first, I thought the Mama Bear shirts were...
"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" -- Jan Brady, the middle and often cantankerous daughter from the long running 70's television series, The Brady Bunch  However, Jan Brady is more than an iconic character, she has become the poster child/stereotype for middle children...
Parents of teens, I have a question for you: how many times have you said you wish you could take away your kid's stupid cell phone? This statement usually comes after your son or daughter spends a ridiculous amount...
When this is published, it will be my baby’s first birthday. I struggled with what to write to commemorate this milestone, because there’s so much to say … and so much that I can’t put into words. Gabriel James was...
Infertility has its own language--one in eight women know it all too well. The world of IVF, IUI, and FET, all shorthand for different fertility procedures, is complicated. And while the causes of infertility are varied, the heartache of...
  As I reported to you in a previous post, The North was not a shining example of equality when it came to civil rights. Pittsburgh had slavery and it also had Jim Crow. Now what we can say is...
Once upon a time October was just like any other month. Our family participated in fun Fall activities and celebrated Halloween. Three years ago, however, October had new meaning. That was when we started celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Most...
The temperature is rising and my kids are looking for things to do. We're looking for ways to stay busy and keep cool, and Deer Lakes Park is the place to go! Deer Lakes Park, which is one of the...