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high school graduate

Reflections on a High School Graduate and the Journey Ahead

Adorned in cap and gown, the small blonde kid we’ve grown into a man walks across the stage and into the next steps towards adulthood next week. He will toss his cap in the air and officially be a high school graduate. One long chapter filled with lessons, tests, homework, and school projects on giant […]

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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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St. Patrick's Day in Tampa

Guide to a Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay 2018

Calling all Irish and Irish at heart! Gather your green beads, don your silly hats, and join us for a look at family-friendly things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay. Paddy’s Day falls on a Saturday in 2018, so sure as you’re born, there’s plenty of green-hued fun to be had. Just […]

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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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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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