When Gabriel was born at the end of September in 2016, I knew I wanted to breastfeed him. With the support of my husband and lactation consultant, we overcame many early challenges and other than a few bumps (and...
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...
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...
It happened again this week. Several times, in fact. I’m a professor at a well-known local university, and my office is located directly across from the elevators. Because I maintain a literal “open-door” policy for my students, visitors often mistake me for...
One of the things we love about living in Pittsburgh is the ability to find many family friendly parks. Living north of the city, we are lucky to have one of the amazing Allegheny County parks, North Park, literally minutes from...
"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...
We have officially hit the one month mark of our Guardian Protection System being fully functional and we can say with certainty it is an absolute must have.  As we mentioned in our last post, we are not the...
My husband and I have two daughters, and they are the light of our lives. When I was pregnant with our second child, we naturally thought it would be cool to have a boy. But when we got confirmation that indeed...
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...
Hitting it out of the park in more ways than one, the Washington Wild Things games are not to be beat! With great fun, great deals, and a great team there is so much to enjoy for all ages...