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Guide to Kid Friendly Farmers Markets in Tampa Bay

I have a confession. I live for farmers markets. It’s the anticipation of savoring that fresh cup of coffee in the morning. It’s feasting my eyes upon the rainbow of fresh produce. It’s sampling all the local goods and soaking in the live music. Now that I have a kid, I’ve discovered even more ways […]

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Hello, Connectivity; Goodbye, Childhood

I hear phrases nowadays like “free-range parenting” and it makes me sad. The world in which we’re raising our children is vastly different from the one I remember. Don’t get me wrong; there are plenty of advantages to our current level of connectedness. Access to instant information helps us to know what’s going on as it’s […]

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Let’s get Selfish – Why breast is best for MOMS!

This is Breastfeeding week – And you’ve probably read a lot of warm and fuzzy posts about the beautiful bonding experience moms and babies share while up at 2am staring into each others loving eyes… Or perhaps you’ve read some maddening posts about moms who were HORRIFICALLY told they are one step away from publicizing […]

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Tuning into My Gut is Tough

Not your literal mom’s gut, that deep down thought of, ‘I should have said something’ gut feeling. Listening to your ‘mother’s gut’ is advice others preach, but doesn’t mean anything until you’re in that actual moment of having to use it. That something isn’t right feeling means so much more after I became a mom. Mostly […]

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