Family & Pets
Yoga instructor Erin Bosniak shares tips on how to keep kids happy, healthy, and full of energy through those challenging winter months and the rest of the year.
There are a host of winter getaway places in the Pittsburgh region to satisfy both pets and their owners.
Read on to learn about the five dog-friendliest companies in Pittsburgh, and whether they’re hiring.
No homeschooler is an island. In all seriousness, homeschooling isn’t something to do alone. Families and tutors use an official curriculum to teach students, provide online education and take advantage of community resources. Connect with other homeschool groups and co-ops for extra-curricular activities, educational opportunities and to share ideas.
Even if you can’t make it to New York City’s Times Square to watch the ball drop, you can still have a rocking New Year’s Eve right here in Pittsburgh with the city’s own celebrations and parties. Parties aboard the three rivers or with exotic animals at the local zoo rival celebrations of larger cities and offer something for partygoers of all ages from children to teens and even adults. Here are the best family friendly New Year’s Eve parties and activities happening in Pittsburgh.
these Pittsburgh-area shops for the perfect pick for any pet.
Read on for where to go, what to do and who to see in Pittsburgh during Hanukkah 2012.
Christmas is about sharing with others, and there’s no better way to express that feeling than to make gifts from the heart. This season, learn how to make unique gifts that include pottery, artwork, jewelry, photography, arts and crafts and novelty items. Visit galleries, hobby boutiques, glass works studios, photography exhibits, art studios, and candle, fabric and card stores to purchase items that focus on creativity on a family budget. These are the best places to create your own Christmas gifts in Pittsburgh.
The Thanksgiving holiday season is more than cooking, recipes and football games. There are also charity walks and runs, parades and celebrating the season with family and friends. Opportunities to volunteer at food banks, ministries and homeless shelters make the holidays special, and the diverse Pittsburgh region complements the Thanksgiving celebrations and neighborhood customs perfectly. These are the best ways for families to celebrate the season this year.
Jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, bats and witches: It’s that time of year again. Soon the kids will be dressing up as their favorite Fresh Beat or Disney character to hit the streets for oodles of goodies. If you’re not comfortable letting your young’uns run around in the dark, don’t fret. Below you’ll find the five best alternatives in the city if you’re looking for something a bit more whole-family friendly, or if you want to add a few more fun activities to your Halloween repertoire this year.
The cool days of October may give you chills, but these Halloween haunts were designed to send them up the whole family’s spine. Ghosts, goblins, witches, scary characters and historical explorations await all visitors seeking a hair-raising experience. These excursions into the world of the supernatural promise fun memories for years to come.
Summer break from school is a great opportunity to explore and investigate what the Pittsburgh region has to offer. Explore a vast array of cultural, educational and recreational pursuits for the entire family. Pittsburgh and the surrounding cities provide scenic vistas, riverfront playtime and a skyline that draws people to the plethora of exciting area options for the whole family all year. The most fun, however, should be enjoyed before the kids strap on those school bags.
The kids are out of school and you’re desperate for a fun activity to please the whole crew. Pittsburgh’s fun summer options abound, so don’t fret. Take those eager babes-to-tweens for a day chock full of fun, excitement and maybe even some education at the best spots for summer playdates in Pittsburgh.
One of the most livable cities in the country, Pittsburgh boasts plenty of fun for the entire family this summer. The abundant rivers, cultural and historic venues make it easy to enjoy a day exploring educational, indoor or outdoor pursuits for a meaningful learning experience. Explore myriad museums, universities, parks, sports, art galleries, theatrical performances and concerts, or just hit one of these awesome area options for the perfect day out for the whole family.
People who live in cities of Europe seem to take their pets with them wherever they go, and many Americans would love that luxury. While Pittsburgh isn’t quite welcoming dogs to a chair at the dinner table, it’s getting closer. Pets may not pass the entrance or be near food preparation, but they are welcome in the best area restaurant’s outdoor seating areas. These venues provide a comfortable setting for both owners and pets, and always go that extra mile to help make each visit a pleasant and relaxing experience with treats, water and a dog bowl.