Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband of 14 years, Matt and their two very active children: Calvin, a gifted and quirky 11-year-old boy, and Kadison, a creative and strong-willed 8-year-old girl. Debbie attended the University of South Florida for both her bachelor's and master's degrees in education. With 20 years of experience, she's a National Board Certified Teacher in literacy and currently teaches 1st graders. Debbie's mission is to get kids to love learning! In her spare time, Debbie loves to read, enjoy the beach, and find the perfect cup of coffee. She is always on the look-out for a great local restaurant or fun place to go to relax! Follow Debbie on Twitter and Pinterest.

4th of July: Easy-to-Make Cream Filled Strawberries

Happy 4th of July everyone! Before we bring you an easy-to-make cream-filled strawberries recipe, I want to thank all the men and women in the United States military, both past and present, who help...

Tips for Finding a Bra That FITS!

Finding a bra that fits has never been a fun experience for me. My bra shopping experience usually goes something like this... I'm at Target; I walk by the lingerie section as my kids are...

Gasparilla–A Tampa Tradition: Getting Ready to Celebrate with Kids!

Today we bring you ways to get ready for Gasparilla! Gasparilla History Gasparilla Pirate Fest Info Pirate Books How to Talk Like a Pirate Getting Your Costume Ready The Big Day Gasparilla History Gasparilla, a Tampa celebration held every January, brings the...

Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {December 4-6}

Friday, December 4 Holiday happenings... Illuminated Boat Parade/There’s Snow Place Like Tarpon | Friday, December 4th starting at 4:00-9:00 pm Historic Downtown Tarpon Springs The boat parade comes into Spring Bayou around 8:00 pm, as always, but we now have...

Shop Tampa Bay 2015 :: A Local Holiday Gift Guide {Kids}

We can't forget about some of the most special people in your life...our kids! To complete our Shop Tampa Bay Local Gift Guide, we are featuring some great local businesses that offer some unique and special...

Shop Tampa Bay 2015 :: A Local Holiday Gift Guide {Unique}

We have found some of the most beautiful and thoughtful gift ideas that anyone would love to own. We are proud to bring you these Tampa Bay area local craftsman with quality gift ideas...

Shop Tampa Bay 2015 :: A Local Holiday Gift Guide {Boutiques}

Local Boutiques Check out some of our favorite Tampa Bay area boutiques...they carry unique, fashionable, and trendy items! Stop by one of these friendly shops and get everything you need this season for your favorite...

Drinks Delivered = Happiness at the Door! Introducing, Drizly!

My mom friends have been raving about the new grocery delivery service in the Tampa area. This, of course, can save time and money (avoiding impulse buys), but you know what every mom really...

Shop Tampa Bay 2015 :: A Local Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? Something different, beautiful and unique? One that will light up their face? Look no further, we have found some gems that you are sure to...

2015 Holiday Guide to Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay has so much to enjoy over the holidays...parades, tree lightings, Christmas trees, Santa sightings, train rides, ice skating and more! Parades Macy’s Family Day Parade | Saturday, November 21 from 10 a.m. – Noon Wesley Chapel, The Shops...