Author Archive | Kim McNeely

GUIDE TO TAMPA BAY photographers

Guide To Tampa Bay Photographers

"A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away."  Eudora Welty As mothers, we are acutely aware of the speed of time. We watch our tiny newborns turn to curious toddlers. Time slips away in quiet moments and before you know it you are only left with memories of your little ones.   It's safe [...]
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Ice Cream, Frozen Treats, and Something Sweet in Tampa Bay

My favorite food is ice-cream. There may have been a period of time (pregnancy) where ice-cream was a daily meal… And that baby weight, well… it was more like fat from midnight ice-cream runs! In my defense, who can turn down that frozen yumminess- especially in this Florida summer heat?! You don’t have to be […]

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading Programs that Will Get Your Kid to Read

I have two daughters. One daughter loves to read. She can read for hours and never get bored. She takes after her mom. I have to beg my other daughter to read. Much like her dad, she just doesn’t seem interested in reading.  Summer Reading Programs were started for kids just like her. They encourage […]

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Guide to Creating Your Own Summer Camp (At Home)- Schedule Included

In my house, on a magnetic white board, there is a countdown – a countdown to SUMMER. Today it says there are 7 (7!) more days left of this school year! For some of you the fear and panic is starting to set in and you may be wondering – “WHAT AM I GOING TO […]

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7 Tips on How to Motivate Kids to Help with Spring Cleaning

Ugh! Spring Cleaning. It’s a time consuming activity that no busy mom wants to conquer on her own. My mom used to say (half joking) that she had kids so that they could do the housework. I had chores when I was little and I do remember protesting. I told my mom I didn’t see […]

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Facebook, Friendship and 4 Tips for How to Do Them Right!

Facebook, Friendship and 4 Tips for How to Do Them Right!

I recently read a Facebook post where a mom joked that she forced her kids to plan their own play dates because she didn’t like talking to other moms. It bothered me. Why do we hate having to talk to each other? It’s already hard enough to make mommy friends and it’s even harder when we try to avoid […]

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100 Things to do in Tampa Bay

100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay on Spring Break

Six years ago, my little family and I planned to visit Tampa for the first time on our 2012 Spring Break. My daughters were three years and five months old. We spent the week visiting kid-friendly attractions, eating at great restaurants, and checking out some hot spots around Tampa Bay. We never expected that in just a few […]

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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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