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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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Blog Posts

Summer In The Burgh

Summer In The Burgh

Every winter, I seriously consider breaking up with Pittsburgh.  Our relationship barely lasts to see the first breaths of spring. …
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DIY Hairbows (Because with three girls, can you ever really have enough?!)

DIY Hairbows (Because with three girls, can you ever really have enough?!)

Hair bows are like socks in our house. They just disappear no matter what methods I employ to keep them …
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Newborn Ella M :: Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

Newborn Ella M :: Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

I get this rush of emotions every time a family contacts me that their baby was born. That the new …
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