Kathy K

Kathy’s family moved to Tampa when she was 5, and aside from a few years at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), she’s never lived anywhere else. She’s Irish by heritage, Greek by marriage, and mom to one brilliant little boy. She’s an avid sports fan and lived her Disney-geek dream as a member of the 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel. A former TV producer and PR pro, Kathy now proudly sports the title of stay-at-home mom. Follow her sports-loving, Disneyfied, Tampa-centric antics on Twitter @kathyk671.
Valentine's Day TikTok Crafts

Valentine’s Day TikTok Crafts You’ll Fall in Love With!

From lovely decor to heartfelt gifts to fun things to make with the kids, check out some of my favorite Valentine's Day TikTok crafts for the sweetest holiday. Ah, l’amour. Who doesn’t love that giddy...
My son's favorite YouTube channels

YouTube Channels for Tween Boys: Mom and Kid Picks

From trick shots to serious tech, here are some popular YouTube channels for tween boys. My little guy is growing up so fast, and his YouTube tastes are growing up, too. Gone are the days...
Child's School Paper

Help! I’m Drowning in My Kid’s School Papers!

Are you buried under a pile of school paper? No one wants to throw out all those aced spelling tests, great report cards, and colorful art pieces, but what’s a clutter averse mom to...
Face mask smile

Can You See Me Smiling Under This Mask?

The enduring image of 2020 will most certainly be a face mask. But when we look back at pictures of ourselves, will we glimpse a smile behind the mask? Walking into my neighborhood Publix, I...
School Reopening Resources for Parents

School Reopening in Tampa Bay: Resources for Parents

Plans for school reopening in the Tampa Bay area are falling into place. We have some resources to help you get ready for this most unusual school year. “In these uncertain times...” Does it seem like...
Tampa Bay Moms Blog Guide to Shopping for School Supplies

Go Shopping for School Supplies Without Losing Your Sanity

My fellow Tampa Bay Moms contributor Brandi shared her tips for saving big on back-to-school shopping, and now I'm here to drill down into shopping for school supplies. From pencils and pens to notebooks...
young child holding father's hand

Creating Your Village: Raising Children Without Grandparents

  My mother died when my son was nine months old. Less than a year later, we lost my husband's father. Since our other parents died many years before he was born, my little boy...
Remy from Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille

How I Got My Kid to Eat Squash – And Love It

It's a tale as old as time. First, moms tell kids to eat their vegetables. Then, kids turn up their cute little noses at said vegetables. There are tears, reminders of starving children in...
Make Your Walt Disney World Park Reservations

Back to Disney, Part 2: How to Use the Disney Park Reservations System

The new Disney Park Pass reservation system recently went online. Here's everything you need to know to grab a reservation for your favorite Theme Park and get back to the magic! Last month, we talked...
Flag retreat at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Reopening: How to Get Back to the Magic

The magic is back! After a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Walt Disney World announced last week that it's reopening in mid-July. But how will it work? Do we need a reservation?...