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Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan
A writing mom on the run.
A writing mom on the run.
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Ask Your PA Senator to Support SB501
Today I'm in Harrisburg to visit state senators and ask them to support SB 501. I have already visited my state senator, Randy Vulakovich, at his Shaler office and I know he won't support this bill. His reason?  "There wouldn't be enough room to store the g...

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First Mile
How old were you when you ran your first mile? Have you ever raced a mile? I remember running the mile in phys ed and hating it. I remember being mocked for struggling and not knowing how to run. But then I joined the track team in high school and I learned...

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Remake Learning Days
Have you heard about Remake Learning Days in Pittsburgh? NO??!! You don't want to miss this. From May 15-26, there will be over 350 events and activities for families happening all over our region. The kick-off is at PNC Park on Monday, May 15 from 3 - 6pm ...

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Strengths and Weaknesses
We put up a volleyball net in our yard yesterday. And while fun bookended our family time, right in the middle of the games was competitive drama. A lot comes easy to my boys and when they struggled with this new activity, their egos suffered. They got frus...

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Tough Parenting Question: No Lunch Food
Over the weekend, my oldest called my husband and I "strict." This is the first time he's said that, but he had several examples saved up in his head, so I guess he's been thinking about it for awhile. I wasn't happy that he was upset, but part of me took h...

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Our Family's Favorite Board Games
Get ready, fellow board gamers, it's our board game round-up! Recently my middle son told me one of his favorite holidays was New Year's Eve because our family has a tradition of playing board games all the way until midnight. I love that tradition, too. Bu...

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Revolutionary Road Trip Days 4, 5 and 6
Yes, I fell off the daily blogging bandwagon for our Revolutionary Road Trip. We had a quick pace and it was both exhilarating and exhausting. (Read about Day 1 , Day 2 and Day 3 .) Day 4 - Yorktown Yorktown might have been the high point of the trip. First...

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Revolutionary Road Trip Day 3
"We should kick him off the nickel," the middle kid muttered as we waited in line for our tour of Monticello.  This is the "nickel view" of Monticello. After we finished the Slavery at Monticello tour, we were all mad. We were mad people had to sleep 15 to ...

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Revolutionary Road Trip Day 2
Monday dawned bright and beautiful in Front Royal, VA, where we started Day 2 of our Revolutionary Road Trip. We got to bed quite late and there were some giddy, tired kiddies sharing beds in the Hampton Inn. If you have siblings (Happy National Sibling Day...

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Revolutionary Road Trip Day 1
After months of planning, a day spent making hotel reservations, a change of start date and a few hours modifying hotel reservations - we are off on our Revolutionary Road Trip! The overall plan is to visit Monticello, Jamestown/Yorktown, Mt. Vernon, and Va...
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