Family & Pets

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Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In Pittsburgh

There are heaps of opportunities for families to engage in activities and at the same time have their children maintain a healthy and educational experience. Programs are scheduled for the children while their parents or caregivers workout and enjoy the amenities afforded in the gym. Experienced and well-trained teachers and instructors lead the activities in a professional manner that includes making sure the children get the best activity in all facets at each facility.

04/24/2015

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Pittsburgh

There may be nothing more family orientated than an old fashioned picnic. The preparation and all the fixings that go into a picnic is more fun if the family works together. That means gathering up the blankets and lawn chairs and celebrating National Picnic Day, which is April 23rd, and hopefully the past winter will be forgotten. The Pittsburgh region affords a wonderful opportunity to explore the the unique neighborhoods and parks, and there is always a cultural, educational and recreational experience waiting for the family to enjoy.

04/17/2015

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Best Playgrounds For A Playdate In Pittsburgh

The winter of 2014 set some record-breaking lows. Fortunately for the entire nation, it’s now spring, and summer’s imminent warmth is just around the corner. Read on for the best places to take the kiddos for a bright, cheerful playdate, in some of the best playgrounds in the region, and put old man winter behind for good.

04/03/2015

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Best Dog Runs In Pittsburgh

Pets need exercise just like their owners and why not them run and possibly meet new furry friends to run and socialize? These parks and dog runs offer an opportunity to run in open spaces instead of the obstacles related in the neighborhood.

03/27/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Pittsburgh

Staying near home doesn’t sound like a spring break vacation, but there are exhilarating experiences waiting right around the corner or just a few miles away.

03/13/2015

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Ask An Expert: How To Give Your Picky Eater More Healthy Foods

This National Nutrition Month, let these tips from Pittsburgh registered dietitian Juliet Mancino make filling your picky eaters’ plates with more delicious and nutritious choices fun and stress-free.

03/06/2015

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Fire Destroys Home In Westmoreland County

Firefighters are still on the scene of a big fire this morning in Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County.

02/25/2015

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Ask A Pittsburgh Expert: Keeping Your Kids Entertained On A Snow Day

On a snow day, there are heaps of activities that can be done both inside and outside of the home.

02/20/2015

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Best Ski Slopes For Kids Near Pittsburgh

Whether Junior is a novice skier or was born on a pair of snowshoes, these five destinations around Pittsburgh are perfect for little legs and feet.

02/13/2015

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Ask A Pittsburgh Expert: After-School Activity Ideas

Deborah Pricener, Associate Vice President of Youth Development at the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, knows how to keep kids entertained and engaged. Here she provides some ideas for after-school activities for children in Pittsburgh.

01/30/2015

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Best Kids’ Martial Arts Classes In Pittsburgh

Get your kids involved in martial arts at these classes in Pittsburgh.

01/23/2015

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Best Fitness Classes In Pittsburgh

Maintain that physique you want with help from these Pittsburgh fitness classes.

01/09/2015

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Best Places To Take Family Photos In Pittsburgh

Here are the five best places in Pittsburgh that offer clear views and breathtaking scenery to serve as your backdrop for that next family photo.

01/02/2015

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Neighborhoods With The Best Holiday Lights In The Pittsburgh Area

There are plenty of options for larger drive-through light displays throughout the region, but if the idea of sitting in a long line of cars doesn’t fill you with Christmas cheer, you may need to look a little closer to home to find some hidden gems right in your neighborhood.

12/19/2014

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Best Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In The Pittsburgh Area

Even though it may not be a remake of the Chevy Chase movie, “Christmas Vacation,” the tree-cutting experience will be a memorable opportunity for the family. It’s a wonderful time to share with the family for a Christmas treasure of planning and cutting your own tree.

12/12/2014

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