5 Questions to ask your child’s teacher during the end of the school year.

School is out soon…..the kids are on a long-awaited summer break but as parents and caretakers…. we are not. It would be nice wouldn’t it? Even though school is about to conclude, we have to remember to continue the communication with the folks that they are with 8 hours out of the day, 5 days a week. Continue reading

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Summer Food Program

Citiparks Summer Food Service Program provides healthy and delicious breakfasts, lunches and snacks to all children up to 18 years old as well as mentally disabled individuals up to 21 years old.

This service is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Continue reading

It’s that time!!!

I remember growing up and patiently waiting for our pear tree and our grapes to ripen. I loved the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables. I’ve grown to realize that a lot of our fruits and vegetables have pesticides and hormones in them and they seem to go bad so quickly. A top of that I’m not a fan of melons and fruits without the seeds in them……I just got fed up with supermarket fruits and veggies. I found reprieve in going to the Farmers Market. If anyone else feels the way that I do or just would like fresher fruit and would like to attend these local farmers markets, here is a local listing for Pittsburgh, PA: Continue reading

Confessions of a Broke Parent Part II…….I’m Broke and I Know It!

It took me a long time to realize that couponing wasn’t just for the elite but for those who needed to save money and indeed my family fit into that category with no question. With five growing children and a dog, I found that my grocery budget fluctuates like a Verizon bill (that is ‘sick of paying bills’ humor). Now I admit some months are better than others, for my family the winter time is always the most expensive. Those 2 hour delays and school closings surge the bill up. Continue reading

My Hoopty Rolling….Tailpipe Dragging, Heat Don’t Work…………

We all have had our fair share of vehicles. Rather they are not the best working or the fact that they are just too small for our big or growing families. Due to this being the beginning of the New Year and the start of tax season, a lot of families are looking for the perfect vehicle to get their family from point A to point B and off of public transportation (we all know that lugging kids on a full bus is in no way shape of way fun…an adventure but not fun).. Continue reading