Category Archives: Steel City Dad

Steel City Mom is proud to introduce you to Steel City Dad. Steel City Dad is a place for all things DAD. If you are a dad, granddad, stepdad or just a male who is a father figure this is the place for you. Each week we will feature a article from a Pittsburgh Dad. If you would like to submit an article please email me at carol@steelcitymom. Buckle your seatbelts!

Brad Hemmings

After a frustrating struggle with infertility, my wife and I were fortunate enough to finally became parents. It was then I decided to start a blog to document the progress of our son, since I didn’t want to miss a thing. (This “About Me” section has devolved into Aerosmith song lyrics.)

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Cliff Hess

Is a father of three and grandfather of 2. Conservative libertarian and all around nice guy, most of the time.

Tim Schwartz

Is always pursuing the next challenge in life. Anything from writing the next short story to trying to keep up with a 6 year old’s attention span. He has also been the Organizer and Moderator of the Pittsburgh Writers Meetup Group for the past four years.

Smoking… It’s not a disease. It’s a crutch

With the latest tobacco tax, the brand of cigarettes I prefer went up to twenty cents shy of a ten spot. Enraged by this gouging, I chose to go back to Roll Your Own cigarettes, or RYO’s for short. Now before I go any further, I must add my consumption rate averages around one to two packs per day, and I’ve been smoking for twenty Read More →


Anniversary Fail

One of our Steel City Dads, Tim is at it again. Let’s take a peek at his latest fail….. As I’ve said many times before, I love my lady. And with all my issues with commitment, which I’ve had over my lifetime, the fact I haven’t hauled tail yet speaks volumes. I just love her and want to spend the rest of my life driving Read More →


My two cents on the gun debate

One of our Steel City Dads, Tim has a few things to say on the subject of gun control. He welcomes all comments. Well all those who are not Jagoffs….. Assault weapons. Rifles. Shotguns. Handguns. Pistols. Revolvers. Guns. These nomenclatures have become buzz words for debates and arguments. Today’s lobbyists and radicals call for outright bans on firearms, and this is a direct abrogation of Read More →


Hallmark Holiday

I’m not sure when this will be posted so happy Father’s Day to the world out there or belated as the case may be. Father’s Day is another “Hallmark Holiday” that grates on my nerves just like Grandparents Day or Valentine’s Day and the reason for this is simply this: if your parents are still alive or you are truly in love then EVERY day Read More →


Science and Sobriety

Tim sent this to me several weeks ago, but I forgot. Sorry Tim! Enjoy! In the effort of keeping a scientific mind, I decided now would be an opportune time for a bit of a project. A study of one household. Thus I give you… Hypothesis: Is it better to go to bed at the end of the day “under the influence,” or to be Read More →


10 MORE Steel City Values That I Plan to Instill in My Son

If you didn’t get a chance to read my last blog, I listed 10 Steel City Values That I Plan to Instill in My Son, Oliver. But, as they say in The Strip, “Don’t yinz be lettin’ yer kids run wild n’at,” so, I feel that I’d be remiss to let my Pittsburgh born and bred child be raised with such a small moral compass. Read More →


A Steel City Dad – 10 Steel City Values That I Plan to Instill in My Son

10 Steel City Values That I Plan to Instill in My Son  By: A Steel City Dad (read more at I’m a Pittsburgher, born and raised. With the exception of a few college-aged years, I’ve lived here my whole life, and I’ll likely die here (unless I die on vacation, which would be ironic and appropriate, and I’m now 100% sure I’ll die on Read More →


Introducing ….. Brad

2016 is full of exciting things so far. I have loved being Steel City Mom. It has opened my eyes and heart to so many wonderful things, but I feel like the Dads are being left out. They are parents who love their children and have a lot to say. Why can’t they have a place to voice their opinions? That is why I have started (drum roll Read More →


Review: Blue Man Group #sponsored

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although I received some form of compensation and this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. “The Blue Man Group” originally came out when my kids, were kids. We never could afford tickets to take our kids but thanks to The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Steel City Mom we finally got the chance to see grown men painted Read More →


Short Tempers

Tim absolutely LOVED the Snowmageddon …… teehee! I’m laying on my back, and staring up at the clouds. I ask God for a lightning bolt in the chest. Tornado runs over and says, “Do you still want me to go lick a metal pole to see what happens?” Before I can utter a word, he spins on his heels and off he goes laughing and dives Read More →

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