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Nutrish Natural Food for Cats is a Purrfectly Tasty Solution for Your Feline Family Member

Disclosure: The Motherhood is working with Nutrish Natural Food for Cats to organize and manage a compensated blog campaign. The stories, photos and opinions shared in this post are my own. I never had any intention of adopting a cat, but sometimes life takes us in unexpected directions. When Cooper walked into my office at […]

Lunch with The Maven of Social Media!

Meet Kerri, The Maven of Social Media, and her adorable 9-month-old son Edison. Kerri has been a Seattle resident for many years, and she welcomed me with open arms when I relocated and started our West Coast branch of The Motherhood. She, Edison and I enjoyed a tasty holiday lunch last week at one of […]

The Motherhood Seattle: Up and Running

Thank you to everyone who followed The Motherhood’s updates on our westward expansion during the month of July! Following a two-week journey across the country along I-90 (just like Lewis and Clark), my husband and I have arrived safely in Seattle, and I am happy to report that The Motherhood’s office here is officially up […]

Happy Fourth of July and a History Lesson

A very happy Independence Day to all of you and your families! I am currently in Madison, Wis., celebrating with my own family – a fairly low-key affair that has included a trip downtown, where we saw evidence of patriotism in front of the Capitol building: Along with a backyard barbecue and a few of […]

The Motherhood Goes West

Cooper and Emily created The Motherhood in 2006 with this inspiring philosophy: Let’s raise all boats and make the world a little bit better every day. The day they hired me, just a few months after I moved to Pittsburgh with my husband in the summer of 2010, they made my world a little bit […]

A Taste of Sunshine on Flatout Hungry Girl Foldit Flatbread

It’s cold in Pittsburgh, and as many of you know, winter in this part of the country is cold and gray and lasts a long time. Recently, not too far from here, Punxsutawney Phil – weather forecasting groundhog extraordinaire – predicted an early spring for 2013, but as far as I’m concerned, it can’t come […]

How’s Your Oral Hygiene?

People give me funny looks when I tell them that I love visiting the dentist.   Since grade school, I’ve had a keen interest in keeping my chompers pearly white and cavity-free – so I brush, floss and rinse religiously. The result? A clean bill of dental health every six months for the past 20 […]

Show Your #LatteLove Today

Fall and pumpkins go hand in hand, and lately I’ve been finding all of the pumpkin-flavored offerings irresistible. In the past two weeks, since the air started getting chillier here in Pittsburgh, I’ve baked pumpkin spice cupcakes, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin bread and iced pumpkin cookies.   And I’m not done yet: I’ve also […]

Do Your Kids Wear Sunglasses? Here’s Why They Should

When I was a baby (or so my mother tells me), I would scream and cry when she popped me in my stroller and walked toward the sun. Turning the stroller around and walking the other direction flipped an off-switch on the crying – and it didn’t take her long to figure out that the […]

For the Love of Reading

I’ve been a bookworm since I was a kid. Like many of you, I cut my teeth on Dr. Seuss, the Boxcar Children and the Baby-Sitters Club (BSC, to the initiated).   I read at the dinner table growing up. I picked my college major, journalism, based on the fact that I loved to read […]