about me (us)

Hi! I’m AJ, mommy-blogger to the stars and self-proclaimed counselor and advice-giver (*whether you want it or not). Originally from Michigan, I’ve lived in Pittsburgh for 14 years (wait–what?! Yeah, that’s right). For allllmost nine of those years I’ve been a mom (unless you’re counting pregnancy, which makes it more like ten). Motherhood came as quite a shock to me at first–the difficulty, the tiredness, the worry, the amazement, the love. All of it. (Did I mention the overeating? Oh also the love again.)

I have four (!) kids now, and live in a little cute suburb of Pittsburgh with our dog. Once a family therapist and a research coordinator, I now stay at home with my kids and my overactive imagination and exhaustion.

What you won’t find here is dishonesty: be prepared. What you will find here is a little advice. A little levity. And, hopefully, a little reminder of why we’re all together on this little planet, and that we can choose to appreciate this life now… or we can just wait until we’re old and sit around wishing we had it all back. Either way. I’m trying to go for the former instead of the latter.

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Stephanie May 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Great stuff! I am enjoying your site:)


aj May 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

Yay! Thank you for reading :)


Amanda May 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I always get so excited to find other Pittsburgh mommy bloggers! Thanks for stopping by and I’m totally following you now. :)


aj May 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Yay! What a coincidence. I’m sure we’ve met, before–it’s a small Pittsburgh world, after all!


Hol June 16, 2011 at 11:51 pm

AJ – This is one of only three blogs I read like a religion. Great job…keep it up.


Jennifer September 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Great site AJ. This is Jen from Patton. It was so nice meeting you and this blog is awesome. Do you mind if I pass it on to my sister-in-law? She blogs on here too. Hope you and the family are doing well. Take care!
Jen Markle


Kate @ zMOMbie January 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Love your blog. Just tagged you latest post.
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