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5 Reasons Karate Is Great for Kids {A Mother’s Perspective}

Five months ago we enrolled the kids in Karate. We had tried lots of different after school activities, gymnastics, basketball, soccer, swimming, etc. Every time we tried something new, the kids were excited for the first few weeks, but eventually the novelty would wear off. I’m a firm believer in finishing out what you start. […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned as a SAHM

The day are long, but the years are short.  Some days will fly by and others will go at a snail’s pace. Everyone tells you when you’re in the thick of it, when your babies are babies, to enjoy it. Right? Because one day you’ll blink and suddenly your son is walking instead of crawling and your […]

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Kids Eat Free and other Dining Deals in Tampa Bay

As a stay-at-home mom, I’m always searching for great deals. I enjoy going out to eat with my family but the cost adds up quickly. Dining out is a nice option on nights when are you are not in the mood to cook. However, it’s also a luxury for those on a budget or have […]

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My Judgy Mom Confession

I was that judgy mom we all hate. I’ve never publicly admitted this but I was a judgy mom in my 20’s.  In fact, I’m pretty sure my judgy Mom status started before I had my first child. When she was born I wanted everything to perfect. House cleaned, her outfits picture perfect, my hair […]

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Everyone Gets on Base

“But, Mama, why didn’t they let me get on first base?” This was the question my sweet boy asked me after he was thrown out on first in his very first baseball game of the spring baseball season. He had been practicing for nearly 5 weeks, 2-3 times a week. Finally, we were playing in a […]

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Pain, Pain, Go Away

“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ― Elizabeth Stone Sitting at our kitchen table, the shiny metal one that looks like it belongs in a vet’s office, my daughter tells me about an incident on […]

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