AKA How I Became Sterling Mom On April 30, 2005, the day after my junior year finals at Pitt ended, I went to a music festival in Indiana, PA (about an hour and a half away from Pittsburgh, PA) called Waterfall Jam. My girlfriends and I really just wanted to GET AWAY from the city and get back to nature for one weekend after a long, rough semester. It was my BFF’s birthday weekend. And, we were just ready to go camping, enjoy some live music, and, of course, celebrate....

The Dude got a very rare yellow in school today, which means he misbehaved in school enough to get ‘marked down’ for it. Luckily, he gets green almost every day, but we do appreciate when he’s honest with us about the days he does not get green, like today. So, we asked him what happened…Dude: [Kid from class] made me throw blocks at him. Sterling Mom: He made you, huh? Dude: Yeah, he told me to. Sterling Dad: So, if someone tells you to jump off a very tall bridge, would you do it? Dude: Um, yes. That didn’t...

Clarification: Every venue that PAYS performers for providing entertainment and increasing business should do this as an added way to properly reimburse live entertainment – NOT as a way to pass the costs on to patrons!     ...

If you ever feel bad about procrastinating, just remember that Mozart wrote the Overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered! ...

On Easter, my 7 year old got one of those sweet little chicks that peeps in your hand when you hold it in his basket. He decided he would call it “Chickadee” right away and has been petting it and cuddling it since he got it. Later on Easter Day, he told me the story of the Velveteen rabbit and the little boy with the fever (like, literally recounted the entire story almost line by line). He concluded his story with the fact that he believes he can turn his chick into a REAL chick by loving it like the rabbit in the story!...

Since I had my second baby boy 2+ years ago, I was surprised to find that some things really changed for me! Here are 5 things I learned after having my third baby boy. Doctors no longer recommend putting rubbing alcohol on the umbilical cord. Apparently, it doesn’t help! Electric breast pumps are now covered by insurance – hello $200+ savings!! (Just call and ask your insurance plan before you buy it and they can send you to one of their approved vendors!) As I...

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