Common Sense Media: The ugly truth behind pretty pictures

Help your kids resist the Photoshop effect. 

Kids with cancer love to hate Michael’s Meanies, an outlet for their fear and anxiety

Michael heard a little girl crying, and he wanted to give her something to help take her fear and frustration away.

This Project FUEL life lesson comes from Meredith Colaizzi of Girls on the Run

Deepak Ramola, the founder of Project FUEL, believes that everyone has a life lesson to pass on. The mission of his organization, in which FUEL stands for Forward the Understanding of […]

Pregnant moms are the focus of nearly $1 million in grants from the Richard King Mellon Foundation

Photo by Dahlak Tarekegn. Magee-Womens Research Institute recently received three grants from the Richard King Mellon Foundation that will be applied to initiatives related to infant care, technology and fundraising. […]

Exhausted parents learn how to get babies to sleep through the night thanks to this virtual class

Photo by Snapwire. Dr. Todd Wolynn is a board-certified pediatrician with more than 25 years of experience, a trusted lactation consultant and the CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics, but he […]

‘Raise Your Voice: The Stories of SHOUT’ promotes diversity and inclusion among Pittsburgh kids

A new book reflects a philosophy adopted by a student-led organization at South Fayette Township School District.

23 ways to make the most of outdoor winter fun in Pittsburgh

Photo: Inquisitive kids love learning about nature. Photo courtesy of Allegheny County Parks.  Keeping kids healthy and active takes on a new magnitude this year as we strive to keep […]

Ask Dr. G: Talking to kids about current events

Pittsburgh Today Live’s Heather and Celina talk with parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa about how to talk to kids about tough current events, news and politics.

Pittsburgh Today Live: Kidsburgh partners with Project FUEL for new video series

Kidsburgh Ambassador Yu-Ling Behr talks about the organization’s new partnership with Project Fuel to help teach kids global lessons.

Single Mom Defined grows as a support group of moms helping moms

This story first appeared in NEXTpittsburgh, the go-to publication about the people advancing Pittsburgh and the innovative and cool things happening in the region. See more stories here and sign up to get their newsletters. Heather […]

5-year-old Noah Robbins found his forever home after 3 years in foster care

This story first appeared in NEXTpittsburgh, the go-to publication about the people advancing Pittsburgh and the innovative and cool things happening in the region. See more stories here and sign up to get their newsletters. Noah […]

UPMC Children’s Hospital rates in Top 15 Hospitals in Innovation by Parents magazine

This story first appeared in NEXTpittsburgh, the go-to publication about the people advancing Pittsburgh and the innovative and cool things happening in the region. See more stories here and sign up to get their newsletters.  […]

Worried about peanut allergies? The FDA approves first drug for kids with peanut sensitivity

There are 1.6 million kids in the United States who are allergic to peanuts.  Recently, the first drug ever to help treat food allergies was approved by the FDA and […]

Common Sense Media: The ultimate guide to parental controls

By Caroline Knorr Even if you’ve talked to your kids about screen-time limits and responsible online behavior, it’s still really tough to manage what they do when you’re not there (and even when you […]

10 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from Steelers history to an urban forest hike

Hey, let’s have fun! Kids (and their grownups) are ready to take a mental break from distance learning and Google Classroom. It’s time to revitalize your competitive spirit and enjoy […]

Squirrel Hill’s Wightman Park renovation welcomes all ages, abilities and interests

Photo: Wightman Park after renovations. Photo courtesy of the City of Pittsburgh. This story first appeared in NEXTpittsburgh, the go-to publication about the people advancing Pittsburgh and the innovative and […]

6 ways Hello Baby website delivers answers to new parents in Pittsburgh

Having a baby is exciting, but it can be overwhelming for parents who aren’t sure about many aspects of caring for an infant or parenting as the child grows. New […]

Common Sense Media: Online playdates, game nights and other ways to socialize at a distance

Fire up FaceTime and get the fun started with ideas from show-and-tell to charades. 

There’s hope for postpartum depression with new drug from Magee-Womens Hospital

“This medication has a rapid onset, with most patients reporting effects within 24 hours after completing the infusion.”

Carnegie Library’s 2020 Best Books for Babies is here. Get comfy with your snuggly bunny!

“It’s tremendously important in developing the early literacy skills that will allow the child to learn to read later.”