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Working Mom Tip: Phipps Conservatory Free Admission

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The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is one of Pittsburgh's great treasures. It contains the most beautiful plants and flowers and is one of the most peaceful places in Pittsburgh. It also have a beautiful chandelier in the lobby that was designed by Dale Chihuly . Every time I visit the Phipps I fall in love with it! Free Fun in Pittsburgh! If you're looking for a retreat from the world on Monday, visit the Phipps because admission will be FREE ! For working moms, if you have Paid Time Off , you could take your kids to the Phipps on Monday. However, even if you don't, consider visiting the Phipps for lunch with your girlfriends. They have a great cafe that specializes in healthy eating options. So, you could have a healthy meal and enjoy one of the region's resources. Monday, Feb. 25, 9:30 AM-5 PM Thanks to a generous grant from the Jack Buncher Foundation, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce that it will open its

What Happened on Monday (Part I)

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So how did this Monday turn out? All in all it was good. But, there were some twists and turns. My work days tend to be jam packed. Today was no different.   Work was hectic—full of projects and deadlines. I made it through with pride. I didn’t even mind that the sun failed to make an appearance. Better a dreary Monday than a dreary Sunday. When you live in Pittsburgh sun can be an infrequent visitor. Since Sunday had been so nice I had a sun hangover from the day before and it took a while to get over it. It made me not even mind that it was cold and rainy as I walked to a meeting. Even though I was carrying an umbrella I got wet. It wasn’t that warm summer rain either. It was the “wow this rain is hard and cold. I should have worn tights instead of traipsing around in bare legs in the middle of March in Pittsburgh” kind of rain. Despite the cold and the rain I nearly skipped to my meeting.   Indeed, I was fairly content all day until I realized two things. I may have forgotten t