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CMV Awareness & Prevention

A Cause Close to My Heart

Our second daughter, Grace, was born with congenital Cytomegolovirus on February 20th, 2012. 1 in 150 children are born with this virus every single year yet only 14% of women have heard of CMV. This devastating virus impacts more children than many other more well-known infections and syndromes- even syndromes as well known as Downs Syndrome. I share her journey with you in hopes of educating more women and families about this dangerous infection and what we all can do to prevent it's transmission.

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A Working Mom

Finding my career while raising a family

I graduated from college in December of 2012 with a degree in Studio Art and Art Education. Recently, I began my career as an art teacher in a progressive preschool and kindergarten in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. We value project and play based learning and are always making something new. Join our art community as I begin a journey filled with creativity, mess and fun!

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Let Them Eat (Paint)

Let Them Eat (Paint)

I've been trying to DO something with the kids every day now that the big girls don't have preschool. A …
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DIY Baby Headbands (With soft "no dent" band!)

DIY Baby Headbands (With soft "no dent" band!)

This tutorial couldn't be simpler if it tried. My technical drawing could use a little work (don't judge me) but …
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Making Space For Making Memories

Making Space For Making Memories

Anyone else in a crazy getridofallthethings mindset these days? I don't know if it's the weather or the kids all …
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