Debbie

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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.

Birth Story: Expect the Unexpected

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My pregnancy was one for the textbooks. After trying (and charting temps!) for just over 7 months to conceive (which at the time seemed like an eternity!), my husband and I learned we were...

November in Tampa: Fun Events for the Entire Family!

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November in Tampa Bay...the weather is getting cooler and the holidays are fast approaching. There are so many events--many are FREE-- to enjoy with the entire family. We will be updating this post often, so...

You Gotta Get Some Dough!

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Recently, the staff of Dough (2602 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa) invited the moms of Tampa Bay Moms Blog to sample a tasting from their new Fall menu. I admit, I am a huge fan of...

When I Grow Up, I'll Be…an Inspirational Mom

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This week in our inspirational mom series, we caught up with Amy Hammond, the children’s book author of the  “When I Grow Up” Collegiate Series. Her books include When I Grow Up, I’ll Be...

Monday Meal: Hearty Chili with Corn Bread Topping

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As the weather is getting a (little) bit cooler, it's time to break out those hearty fall meals. This one's an easy one that you can make with most of the ingredients you probably...

Inspirational Tampa Mom: Stacie Schaible

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Today in our Inspirational Moms series, we visit with Eight on Your Side Consumer Unit journalist, Stacie Schaible. In addition to co-hosting the 5:30 evening news, Stacie also anchors weeknights on the new "First at 4 pm"...

Inspirational Mom: Starting Your Own Business

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This week's inspirational mom is Leslie Burket--mom of two, Trent 6, and Lila 4, and wife of  Tom. She took an idea she had for her own children and turned it into a successful...

Questions to Ask Your Kids to Get Them Really Talking

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In the day to day hustle and bustle of life--working full time, making dinner, doing laundry and all those other mundane tasks--sometimes I feel like I don't really talk to my kids. Sure, I...

Inspirational Mom: Andrea, a Story of Courage

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In our latest edition featuring inspirational moms in the Tampa Bay Area, we meet up with Andrea, a mother who has dealt with a challenge no mom ever wants to face. We thank her...

Tampa Bay Inspirational Mom: Kelly Ring

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We recently asked our readers to share about local inspirational moms and we have been honored to talk to many of them! We will be bringing you the stories of these amazing moms in the...