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Galentine’s Day, It’s Not Just For February 13th Anymore

One of my all-time favorite television shows is “Parks and Recreation” – a comedy about the inner workings of local government through the lens of the parks department. Its main character, Leslie Knope, loves to create special days commemorating friendship – the first time she met the person, the first time she ate breakfast with […]

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14 Fun and Creative Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

The sweetest time of the year is also the perfect day to get creative. Valentine’s Day is the best time to celebrate love by creating simple but fun projects with your little sweethearts. I know from experience that it can get really messy and chaotic with younger children but crafting is so much fun. I […]

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A Pastor’s Wife’s Christmas

December is my favorite month! The weather has cooled, but isn’t cold (not even Florida-cold). Christmas trees, lights, and decorations are up. Special events like the Florida Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Lights in the Gardens and parades on land and at sea seem to happen every weekend. And church live nativities, pageants, potlucks, and services are […]

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20 Yummy Holiday Cookie Recipes To Try on Tampa Bay Moms Blogs

20 Yummy Holiday Cookie Recipes To Try

20 Yummy Holiday Cookie Recipes To Try The holidays are here and that means the baking will commence SOON! Do you do cookie swaps with friends and family? Do you bake a variety of cookies for Santa? Each year the kids and I bake a TON of cookies and make plates to deliver to our […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving

  Mmmmm. Nothing says Thanksgiving dinner and a house filled with annoying relatives like the taste of moonshine! That’s right. Good ole’ fashioned back woods Appalachian liquid fire. The creepy uncle who no one has heard from in years suddenly shows up for turkey? Worry not. You’re covered with a festive apple-cinnamon flavored hooch. Long […]

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2016 Guide To Where To See Santa in Tampa Bay

Santa’s Flight Academy | November 11th- December 24th | During mall hours An interactive journey that makes kids key members of Santa’s flight crew. Experience a magical light show and snow inside Santa’s sleigh, and, of course, a visit from Santa himself inside International Plaza. Santa Visits and Photos | November 12th – December 24th | Hours vary […]

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2016 Guide to Christmas and Holiday Boat Parades in Tampa Bay

Christmas Parades Macy’s Family Day Parade | November 19th | 10 – 11am Join us at The Shops at Wiregrass followed by children’s activities in the Macy’s Wiregrass Children’s Department (2nd Floor). Santa Fest: 35th Annual Christmas Parade | December 3rd | 11 – 4pm Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa is transformed into a winter wonderland. […]

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