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Minimalism: Simplifying for my Family’s Sake

Working full-time, having two small kids and a husband at home, traveling every other week and trying to maintain some sort of social life in the midst of dance classes and t-ball games makes it difficult to keep up with my ‘pre-kid standard’ of cleanliness and slight OCD behavior.   But I tried. I really tried to […]

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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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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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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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How the #MeToo Movement Hits Home for Tampa Bay Moms

How #MeToo Hits Home for Tampa Bay Moms

As a resource for Tampa Bay Moms, we at TBMB felt that it was important to address an issue that’s been magnified recently, sexual harassment. While Hollywood has given a voice to the epidemic with the #MeToo movement, #TimesUp campaign and now the #ThatsHarassment initiative, we know that these issues aren’t exclusive to celebrities. We recently […]

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