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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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Teaching Children Not to Lie

What is a Lie? A Parenting Dilemma About Teaching Children Honesty

An online friend recently posted a moral dilemma. Caught in a lie and fearing consequences, her young nephew fought back with the logic of a “surprise” trip to Walt Disney World the family had planned. “But Aunt Polly lies about taking us to Disney,” he said. “And she doesn’t get in trouble.” Ouch. And therein […]

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The Homeschooling Questions You Really Want to Ask

The Homeschooling Questions You Really Want to Ask

In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I’ve had a lot of people ask me about homeschooling as they try to make decisions about their children’s future in public schools. Many of them ask similar questions and it occurred to me that there may be other parents out there with the […]

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Easter egg hunt

7 Simple Tips for Organizing an Easter Egg Hunt on a Budget

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT HOSTING YOUR OWN EASTER EGG HUNT THIS YEAR? THIS IS THE PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Easter is quickly approaching. It’s time to start planning a fun egg hunt for the children. This is a great activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Follow these […]

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Winter is Here: Prepping Your Florida Kids for the North

People who know me understand that I hate winter. The snow is not my natural habitat, especially since I’m a native Floridian. Some Floridians think snow is this magical, mythological, and wonderful creation. I believe these are the ones who haven’t had to live in it. Now I’m no expert, but I lived in Philadelphia […]

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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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