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Smarts with a Side of Sass

English teacher by trade, smack talker by nature, Stephanie Jankowski subscribes to the mantra: Life is too short, laugh! A mother of three in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she spends way too much time caring if her kids' socks match.

Stephanie is a freelance writer for We Are Teachers, published in the bestselling parenting humor anthologies I Just Want to Be Alone, The Big Book of Parenting Tweets, and The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets, and co-directs the annual live-reading celebration of motherhood, Listen To Your Mother Pittsburgh. She also makes a mean ham barbecue, but unless you're a 'Yinzer,' that probably means nothing to you.

Her blog, When Crazy Meets Exhaustion, is full of hilariously sassy musings on being a woman, mother, and educator. Steph was famous for six seconds when her pieces I Put My Husband First and The Worst Mother I've Ever Seen went viral in 6 different countries and more than 10 languages. Her parents still think she caught the flu from the Internet.

Discounts for Insuring Your Teen Driver

Auto insurance ain’t cheap, especially if there’s a teen driver on your policy. Oh, teens. You get such a bad rap; we know you’re not all faces-in-cellphones, but those who came before you have jacked up rates for everyone. Fortunately, there are several ways to save a few bucks without skimping on safety. Did you know the better your grades, the more you’ll save on auto insurance? HIT THE BOOKS, KIDS!

Click HERE for more ways to save!

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Take the Holidays on the Road

The idea of meal planning, shopping and cooking for, then cleaning up after 20+ guests isn’t my idea of a celebration. It’s basically what I do every day, except it’s a special day and I’m doing it for bigger and more people! I’m not alone in this–there are many of us looking for a way to spend more time with family and less time loading the dishwasher. So why not take the holidays on the road this year and leave the stress behind?!

Ring in the season with family and friends at one of these local spaces near Pittsburgh!