Screenshot image from Annie Kurzweg's anniegetyourgum Instagram feed.

Pittsburgh parents, Annie Kurzweg knows our struggle is real. In fact, she’s one of us. And this Squirrel Hill mother of three teenagers has chosen to use her artistic talents to help us all find the humor in the sometimes mind-bending experience of raising young adults.

This week, HuffPost put her work in the spotlight with a story titled, “This Mom’s Cartoons About Raising Teens Are So Spot-On,” that guides readers to Kurzweg’s hilarious Instagram feed.

“She initially only shared the cartoons with her kids and on her private Facebook page,” HuffPost writes. “Her children ended up being the ones to encourage her to share them publicly with other parents on Instagram.”

Read the full story here.

Melissa Rayworth

Kidsburgh Editor Melissa Rayworth specializes in stories about culture, gender, design and parenting. She has written for a variety of outlets in the U.S. and Asia, and is a frequent contributor to The Associated Press. Find a selection of her work at