Posts in category "Kids"

Homework Help or Harm?

Homework Help or Harm?
“Mom, can you help me with my homework?”  Sure, seems simple enough, right?  Parents should help their kids with their homework.   That Being Said…   This often starts out as a simple request, but ends up with mommy at the table, sometimes alone, finishing a project, writing out notes or trying to figure out... Read more »

South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade...Dry?

South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade...Dry?
  As a child, I loved finding a spot on the curb and waiting for the parade on Western Avenue to begin.  I remember the crowds, the sea of green lining the streets.  My favorite were the Irish dancers.  They were beautiful and fantastic, with their big curly hair and legwork that seemed to defy... Read more »

Online Acronym Etiquette

Online Acronym Etiquette
Now that my children are getting to the age where they are frequently using the internet for school, socializing and such, I am burdened with the task of monitoring their usage to make sure they are behaving online.  I have not yet come across anything worthy of discipline or punishment. That being said…   The... Read more »
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Top 10 Reasons Why I Can't Stand Know-it-all Moms

Moms…We all have different styles of parenting, what we believe is right and wrong, differing views of acceptable discipline and so on and so forth.  While we appreciate your vast knowledge of all things pertaining to perfect child rearing, sometimes it is a bit much. That being said… Enough is enough!   TOP 10 Reasons... Read more »

Christmas, New Year.....What's Next Mom?

Christmas, New Year.....What's Next Mom?
The kids absolutely LOVE this time of year when the Christmas tree sets aglow the living room, presents are piled high on Christmas morning and New Years Eve allows the rare late bedtime to watch the ball drop. That being said… I am so glad it is over.  Not that I didn’t enjoy watching the excited... Read more »

Schweddy Balls

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Being a mom, I completely understand the importance of being an advocate for making the world a safer place for our children.  I do it everyday, whether I pick up a broken bottle on the playground, make sure a child gets safely home or go to school parent/teacher meetings to make my voice heard. That... Read more »
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New Fashion Trend or Old Item Repurposed?

New Fashion Trend or Old Item Repurposed?
I think it is great that young girls are given so many ways of expressing their individuality through new and exciting fashion trends. That being said.. A friend and I took our kids to the movies Friday night and I noticed that an awful amount of tweens had what looked like feathers in their hair.  Everywhere I... Read more »

No Kids Allowed!

No Kids Allowed!
This is a free country where you should, regardless of race, age or gender, be able to frequent any establishment of your choosing. That being said… Your family will be turned away at McDains restaurant, just outside of Pittsburgh,  if you have kids under 6 years old.  Owner, Mike Vuick, has had enough of the... Read more »

Fancy Shmancy

Fancy Shmancy
Sure, your house is picturesque and perfect in every way.  Each room looks like a page out of one of the professional design magazines.  That being said.. A home should be livable.  Sofas are meant to be sat on, not admired from from the next room.  If a pillow does not feel good when you place... Read more »
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Justice For Caylee?

Justice For Caylee?
I have an extreme amount of respect for our justice system and what it represents, though I have yet to fully grasp what specifically determines guilt in accordance with our laws. That being said.. When I heard that Casey Anthony was NOT GUILTY in the death of her daughter, Caylee, I wanted to scream.  I... Read more »