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A Parent’s Guide for Volunteering at School

If you are active in your child’s school and are present, your children see that, they know you are interested in them and their day to day. You get the opportunity to spend a little extra time with your children, too! You have the opportunity to share with the classes, help out a teacher, and interact with other parents. My kids have always had awesome […]

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When Parents Live in Fear of Their Children (I’m Looking At You)

I’m not talking about Children of the Corn here (hopefully), but I think it’s safe to say that all parents live in fear of their kids to some degree. Yes, we all worry about them getting hurt or having their hearts broken; I’m not talking about that either. Sure, they’re cute and silly and funny and we […]

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The struggle is real.

Me, 3 Kids and Tampa Bay

The other day my husband came to me with the most horrific news I’ve ever heard. He said he had to work all weekend. Saturday AND Sunday – 9 to 6 No. No, no, no, no, no! That would leave me, alone, with our 3 children ALL weekend. First, I cried. Then I plotted his […]

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Instead of Time-out: 8 Practical Alternatives to Create More Connection in Your Family

When I was the parent of a young child, I was a time-out junkie. I didn’t want to hit my son for his misbehavior and I didn’t want to yell at him, so I needed some tools to help me. Time-out seemed like a gentle alternative and it served me well as a positive step […]

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{Voting has ended}: TBMB’s Super Dad Contest

Father’s Day is just around the corner!  At Tampa Bay Moms Blog, we are about more than just encouraging and supporting moms…we want to encourage and support the dads in our community as well! That’s why we’re holding our Super Dad contest!! UPDATED! We have our Super DAD!!  Announcement coming!! Do you know a special dad who deserves […]

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Darn you, Taylor Swift!

Darn you Taylor Swift. Darn you. Let me begin my admitting, yes, I am a Taylor Swift fan.. And if she weren’t coming in concert on Halloween…HALLOWEEN… I would be bopping along like a 13 year old to all of her awesome songs… But right now, she’s not my favorite person. It’s because of something she […]

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