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Thankful Tree: Little Things We Are Thankful For

Thankful Tree: Little Things We Are Thankful For

As we approach Thanksgiving, we begin to stock up on turkey trimmings and… wrapping paper. We get so caught up in festivities, the hustle and bustle, that sometimes we forget that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks! Our family started a Thankful Tree this year (Thank you Pinterest!).  Thankful Tree We found a limb from Irma’s leftovers and put it into […]

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How to Create a Family Charter

How to Create a Family Charter

The following article is brought to us by guest blogger Courtney Pastor. Courtney is the communications coordinator for Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, a private PreK3-8 school in North Tampa.  You have plenty on your mind each day as a parent. You are trying to juggle schedules, plan healthy and appealing meals, conquer the laundry, […]

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High Risk Hope Event Trots for Preemie and NICU Families

High Risk Hope Event Trots for Preemie and NICU Families

Preemie Mom. High risk Mom. NICU Mom. These are titles nobody wants, but badges of honor that bring together a small community of women who had no intention of, and would probably prefer not to hold these labels. And one non-profit organization, High Risk Hope is working hard to support this group.  I am a […]

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Bringing Together Family, Fitness and Community – Lets Talk St. Pete Run Fest

I personally love to run. But, I don’t consider myself competitive and running has meant different things to me at different times in my life. I wasn’t sure after my son was born how I would incorporate fitness/exercise with being a newly single, soon to be divorced mother, with an infant. While pregnant I had […]

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Quitters and tough decisions

Quitters and Tough Decisions

When Children Don’t Get a Choice Recently, I had a parenting moment that made me question my parenting approach. What kind of parent am I going to be? Up until this moment, my husband and I had made the majority of our kids’ decision. Occassionally, letting the girls pick out their own clothes, choose dinner, and decide which bedtime story. My oldest […]

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