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Too many toys! – 100+ things to buy your Pittsburgh kids that aren’t toys

We have TOO MANY toys in our house, how about you? Our sheer volume of toys led me to start Play it Forward Pittsburgh five years ago, and to this day we still have too many toys. And my kids don’t even play with toys! As Christmas approaches, I’m ever-more aware that my children are growing out of […]

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Parenting

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Too many toys! – 100+ things to buy your Pittsburgh kids that aren’t toys

We have TOO MANY toys in our house, how about you? Our sheer volume of toys led me to start Play it Forward Pittsburgh five years ago, and to this day we still have too many toys. And my kids don’t even play with toys! As Christmas approaches, I’m ever-more aware that my children are growing out of […]

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‘There will be no more eating in my car’ and other lies I tell myself

I cleaned out my car this weekend. Like really cleaned it. I’m still having nightmares. The amount of gunk and goop in the cracks of the seats and the impossible to clean crevices filled with popcorn, gummies and fruit juice made me gag. The entire time I was cleaning I was screaming (out loud but […]

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Community

Money Money Money!

I am used to opening the mailbox and seeing bills. But yesterday I opened the mailbox and saw a BIG FAT CHECK for Play it Forward! A check for $1,000 from the Mellon Corporation. It was a company matching donations from one of our board members. You have no idea how much that means to […]

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Wellness

Facebook: Adding a Legacy Contact

We’ve had the unfortunate reality of having three family members die in the past several years who all had Facebook accounts. My mother-in-law, her husband and my brother-in-law all died suddenly and we barely had time to find their wills much less think about Facebook. Several years later and two out of three of them still […]

Running with kids

I’ve gotten out of the habit of running much this year, and that makes me sad. The feeling of running in the fresh air is just so good for the soul. My plan this summer is to include my kids in my running as much as possible. Now that I’m not doing long distances, and running […]

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