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Edoki Academy’s Montessori Preschool App – Special Promo!

I recently discovered Edoki Academy’s Montessori Preschool App – it is truly an incredible resource for Montessori minded families! And they’re offering my readers 50% off an annual subscription!

Check out my introductory post and get the promo code, and come back to get a more thorough review of the app in a few weeks! Continue reading Edoki Academy’s Montessori Preschool App – Special Promo!

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Transition at Phipps Conservatory!

If you follow our blog or instagram– you know that Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is one of our favorite places. You can find us there at LEAST once a month, often more. I previously posted about one of our visits HERE. This year I felt like the summer show, Van Gogh in Bloom, went on FOREVER. It was beautiful; I captured several of our … Continue reading Transition at Phipps Conservatory!

Take the Kids… to Autumfest!

You guys know by now that I love getting out and doing things with my little people. I have said it before and I’ll say it again — I parent better outside of the house. And just saying that reminds me that we’re approaching snow day season, and this mama is already about to stock up on wine in preparation! 🙂 One of my favorite … Continue reading Take the Kids… to Autumfest!

A Farewell Note From Our Chloe…

On the 2nd of August, I arrived at the Pittsburgh International Airport — nervous, excited and overwhelmed. After meeting the Thompson’s at Arrivals, I immediately felt so welcomed after seeing their heart warming smiles. My stay here has been nothing short of amazing, I’ve loved every minute spent with these beautiful kids. Pittsburgh is such a beautiful city. I fell in love with a lot … Continue reading A Farewell Note From Our Chloe…

Celine Releases New Music in Advance of Courage World Tour Kick-Off Tonight

Okay okay okay, this doesn’t fit in my normal category of things I blog about, but there aren’t many things in this world that get this mama excited more than Celine Dion!!! Tonight is the kick-off of Celine Dion‘s #CourageWorldTour in Quebec City, Canada. After 11 dates in Canada, she’ll head to the United States for an additional 39 dates making a 50 stop North … Continue reading Celine Releases New Music in Advance of Courage World Tour Kick-Off Tonight

Take the Kids… to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh! #TakeTheKids

One of our favorite places to visit on the weekends is the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. We first visited when Nico was about 10 months old, and both Gabriella and Milana have been there within the first few weeks of their lives. It’s a magical, hands-on interactive area of exploration and imagination for the youngest of children through upper elementary. The museum has three floors. … Continue reading Take the Kids… to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh! #TakeTheKids

A letter to Milana Grace…

This birth story was written to Milana from the perspective of my doula, Bethany. As part of the services she provides, she captured my birth story in the form of a letter to the new baby. I share this story with great pride, as she has a wonderful gift for the written word. In addition to her incredible pregnancy and labor support, I have this … Continue reading A letter to Milana Grace…

WILD about Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge…

Have you ever woken up to a giraffe stretching to reach leaves on a tall tree thirty feet off your balcony? There may be no cooler way to wake up. If you stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (DAKL) in a room with a savannah, you can have this experience every morning. This is part of the Disney Magic at DAKL — the Animal Kingdom … Continue reading WILD about Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge…

I’m a better mom because I work…

Disclaimer: This applies to ME only. I am not trying to suggest this is the way to do things or this is what is best for every mom or every family. This is just simply how things are for me. Thanks 🙂 My dearest Milana, On Tuesday of this past week I had my work email reactivated. Yesterday we met with your daycare teacher, Miss … Continue reading I’m a better mom because I work…