Kathy K

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.
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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...
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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...
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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?...
Meals from pantry staples

How Pantry Meals Can Get You Through the Week

Whether you’re stuck at home, pressed for time, or just trying to save a little money, pantry meals can help make dinner a breeze. The past two months of coronavirus-induced social distancing have taught...
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Social Distancing Anxiety and Your Normal, Everyday Life

We all want to do the right thing in these uncertain times, but even the simplest tasks can bring on a bout of social distancing anxiety. I had a post about cooking from pantry staples...
The First Day of Your Disney Cruise

Disney Cruise Tips for Smooth Sailing From Day 1

Your first day aboard Disney Cruise Line can be overwhelming. Check out these Disney cruise tips from your Disney Mom that will help day one of your sailing go swimmingly. Ahoy there! My family leaves...