Finding the perfect babysitter can be challenging. Erin Tobias, who runs a daycare when she’s not mixing drinks, offers some ideas.
Want to know what to avoid while potty training your toddler? Jamie Glowacki, author of “Oh Crap! Potty Training” shares her insight with these three no-nos.
One of the keys to academic success is an organized (and quiet!) at-home study space. Create a homework hotspot in your home, whether it’s located in a designated room or tucked into a smaller nook with these tips.
Gone are the days of snow and horrid cold temperatures, and now the tide has swung to some summer fun in Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods. Get out the swim wear, googles and sunscreen, then dive in for a soothing dip.
A day at the beach should include a bag full of essentials to keep you comfortable and protected in the sun. Here are five must-haves not to forget when planning a day at the beach.
Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.
Kids of all ages love the lazy days of summer. Schedules are relaxed and fun is the main focus. These five tips can make falling back into school routines at the end of the summer break can be a lot easier.
Summer is a time to experience the Pittsburgh region and there are opportunities to participate in activities that are free and fun. There cultural, historical, recreational, educational venues, and availability of beautiful vistas, waterways and green spaces make for family-friendly activities . No matter the mode of activity, there are places to visit, play and learn about the city and neighborhoods near Pittsburgh.
Taking a break from summer fun to have kids help out with some things around the house is a win-win for any family. Chores are shared and kids learn the value in having responsibilities and the rewards in doing things for others. Here are five ways kids can lend a hand around the house this summer.
If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.
Grab your favorite lawn chair, blanket and fireworks watching gear and head out to the Pittsburgh neighborhoods for a fun-filled evening. Be sure to check out the weather forecast and change of dates and time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Zambelli extravaganza or another entity, the family will enjoy the memories of a dazzling and inspiring night time view.
Get a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium is a wonderful way for families to spend an outing.
The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.
Drive-in movie theaters may be a thing of the past, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can create a drive-in experience in your own back yard. With a few supplies and some creativity, the sky’s the limit for your backyard theater.
Hundreds of pooches and their humans came out for the “2015 Pup Crawl: The Big Sit!” on the North Shore Saturday, Aug. 1. The best part is: it benefits the three local animal shelters – Animal Friends, the Western Pa. Humane Society and the Animal Rescue League.
Dorothy’s first chick was up and moving around the nest, but not without a few stumbles.
Hundreds of pets and their people came out to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for the Pittsburgh Pet Expo from Nov. 14-16.
Hundreds of Pittsburgh pooches and their humans came out for the 2014 Pittsburgh Pup Crawl on the North Shore Friday, July 11. There were doggy swimming pools, illuminated collars, pet and owner caricatures, a nighttime walk, lots of food, and a ton of fun! The best part is, it benefited the three local animal shelters – Animal Friends, the Western Pa. Humane Society and the Animal Rescue League.
The Steel City Pet Expo brought man and man’s best friend to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Saturday, June 28, 2014. There were more than 200 exhibits and an appearance by Animal Planet’s “Pit Boss,” Shorty Rossi.
The Animal Rescue League is looking for help after a temporary closure at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society has led to an overflow of animals.