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I Discovered my Fitness Passion; You Should Too

I Discovered my Fitness Passion; You Should Too

I spun and lifted my way through my 20’s. I jogged, kick boxed and Bodypumped my way through the decade. Youthful, energetic and free of familial obligations, I worked my butt off daily at the gym, I discovered my fitness passion. Fitness was my biggest hobby and my passion. In fact,  I spent so much […]

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The Big Hug in St. Petersburg on Global Big Hug Day

The Big Hug in St. Petersburg on Global Big Hug Day

With all the recent natural disasters and bad things making news, a group of kids from Tampa Bay want to give the world a big hug. After all, hugs make you feel better! The group of 1st – 6th graders are going after the world record for the largest group hug tomorrow, National Hugging Day. […]

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Non-Profit Spotlight Emmi Grace’s Angels

Monica and Ryan Angel are good people. They’re kind, they work hard, they obey the law, they pay taxes… they check all of the boxes of people who deserve only good. Good is what they got when they adopted their beautiful daughter Nina in November of 2014. A little over a year later, on December 22, […]

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We need to back off moms on bouncing back

We Need to Back Off Moms On Bouncing Back

This past December we celebrated my daughter’s first birthday. There is a lot to take on during that first year with a baby. One of the biggest pressures moms face is “bouncing back” after baby. Let me start by saying every woman is different. Pregnancy affects everyone differently, both mind and body. Whether you’ve experienced […]

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Best Nature Hikes (For Every Age) In Tampa Bay

My family loves being outside! Living in the Tampa Bay Area, we have an embarrassing abundance of riches when it comes to outdoor experiencing. We playground it up on the daily, have water adventures on our sailboat, kayak, and SUP, and take hikes and walks together whenever possible. Now you may be thinking, Florida is […]

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13 Books and Activities to Help Keep MLK’s Dream Alive

Today, we celebrate a man of vision who sought to unify our country through equality and love. Yet, many of our children are only vaguely familiar with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the amazing legacy he created. As parents, we are the first educational resource our children have and we are almost always […]

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Mom's Guide to Creative Punishment

Mom’s Guide to Creative Punishment

The Hug Initiative Moms have a lot on their hands. We are always busy doing hundreds of things and sometimes our sweet little offspring have other ideas! Sometimes, they just don’t co-operate. Like us, our kids have bad days, bad attitudes and meltdowns. It’s our responsibility to correct their bad behavior. Sometimes it’s as easy as […]

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