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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.

New Year’s Family-friendly Events

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but little kids can’t hang ’til midnight that well. So when New Year’s Eve rolls around and the expectation is a late night, many parents get anxious about what to do with their littles. Our great city of Pittsburgh has so many options, all early and family-friendly, that New Year’s Eve could possibly be one of the greatest nights for the kiddos! Click HERE for five of the most popular family New Year’s activities in the ‘burgh.

Tire Pressure & Cold Weather

With the holidays upon us, colder weather is inevitable, and when the temperature drops, so does tire pressure. Driving on under-inflated tires is not only dangerous, but also impacts gas mileage and overall performance. Take care of your tires by following these three easy steps.