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Cinderella Step Mom

What Cinderella Gets Wrong About Being a Stepmom – And How to Get it Right

We all know the story about the wicked stepmother enslaving Cinderella. The evil woman didn’t want to let her go the ball. It took a fairy godmother and some mice to transform Cinderella and help her escape the wrath of this terrifying maternal figure and find her Prince Charming. Thanks a lot Disney, for giving […]

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Six Things I Wish I Someone Told Me Before I Became a Mom

  Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Each mother is different and each baby is different, so there can’t possibly be a manual for motherhood. However, there are a few things I wish someone had told me before I entered this wild, wonderful, beautiful world of motherhood. A sort of list to prepare me for […]

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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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Tampa Bay Moms Blog - No-Birthday-Party Birthdays

Why We Celebrate No-Birthday-Party Birthdays

My son turns 8 this March. With eight years of birthdays, you’d think we’ve had our share of sugar-fueled, bounce-house, wrapping-paper-blizzard birthday parties. It’s a rite of passage for every family, after all. Part of the parenting puzzle. But you’d be wrong. To date, we’ve had exactly one birthday party that involved our son inviting […]

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Photo Series: The Way We Are

In June 2017, I officially decided to became a stay at home mom. The month before we welcomed our second child into our family and in that short time frame I knew I wanted to spend more time with both my children. Whether it was making sandwiches, building blocks with my son, teaching my daughter […]

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Feeding Tiny Humans No Cooking Required

Feeding Tiny Humans: No Cooking Required

When my daughter was a baby, anyplace with a drive-thru became my best friend. I needed food and it was winter in Minnesota. With temperatures below zero, I refused to leave the comfort of my car and those amazing heated seats. Then my daughter went through that stage where she would only nap by me […]

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