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.

10 Smart Ways to Use Your Phone's Camera (That You May Not Have Thought...

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Most people have a tool with them that saves them time and aggravation...their phone! Today I'm going to share some ways I use the camera on my phone to help me even more. Moms love...

Stay Local to Enjoy a Family Vacation

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We live in Florida and our family and friends across the United States often say, with a touch of jealousy, "You are so lucky to live in Florida!" I know what they mean...we live in...

Teacher Secrets: Help Your Child Have a Successful School Year

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As the middle of August approaches, stores are screaming with "Back to School!" sales and kids everywhere know--school is about to start! (Pinellas and Pasco counties start Monday, August 18; Hillsborough County starts Tuesday, August...

Spotlight on St. Petersburg

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Nicknamed "The Sunshine City," St. Petersburg--or simply St. Pete as most locals refer to it--is the fourth most populous city in Florida and is a gorgeous part of Tampa Bay. While I'm not a...

Spotlight on Seminole Heights & West/Central Tampa

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With its historic district paved with brick streets and wide front porches on bungalow-style houses, Seminole Heights is a distinctive, beautiful section of Tampa Bay. Across the Hillsborough River, West/Central Tampa has influences from the...

BONUS! Summer Bucket List: Part 3–More Fun Things to Do in Tampa Bay!

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Back by popular demand! You've seen our Tampa Bay Moms Blog Summer Bucket List Part 1 and Part 2. Because we love our readers, here are 25 MORE things for your Summer Bucket List!...

You're Allergic to What??

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As someone who has food sensitivities, the last thing I want to hear when I go to a restaurant is, "Oh, that's a weird thing to be allergic to...ummmm...I don't think it's in that...

Getting Your Kids UN-Plugged!

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Raise your hand if your suffer "Mom-Guilt." You know, that feeling that you wish you had more time to ENJOY your kids rather than manage dinner plans, pack lunches, do laundry, run errands, feed...

Summer Bucket List, Part 2: MORE Fun Things to Do in Tampa Bay!

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We brought you numbers 1 through 25 in our first part of Tampa Bay Moms Blog Bucket List for Summer. Are you ready for more? Here's part 2...again, in no particular order: 26. Visit the Ybor...

Summer Bucket List, Part 1: 50 Fun Things to Do in Tampa Bay!

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Summer is officially here this week! It is time to check out the Tampa Bay Moms Blog Bucket List for Summer! In this two-part series, we have compiled a list of some of the...