Laura likes to run. She uses it as an excuse to escape her 12, 7 and 5-year-old kids. Cameron, Audrey, and Lexi are amazing but exhausting. Fortunately, Laura’s partner in crime, Craig is pretty amazing himself. They’ve been married too many years to count and moved to Riverview when it was still cows in pastures. Laura worked for 18 years in television news, most recently as Executive Producer of Fox 13’s Good Day Tampa Bay, before taking the leap to the Hillsborough County School District where she works in Communications. Laura’s pet peeves include the use of “lol” and people who wear Crocs.

Should Halloween ALWAYS be on Saturday? The Great Pumpkin Debate!

Many of us know the struggle that comes when October 31 falls on a weekday, as it does this year. We rush out of work, road-raging our way through the congested streets of Tampa Bay,...

My Best Friend is a Better Mom than I am!

I came to an interesting realization recently. My best friend is a better mom than I am. I’m not saying she loves her children more—but I am saying she has more patience and better...

Tales from the Toilet—The Mystery of the Empty Toilet Paper Roll

Seriously, how hard is it to replace the toilet paper roll? Really? Let’s count the steps. #1 – Remove old roll. #2 – Waddle to the closet to retrieve new roll. #3 – Place new roll on plastic thingy #4...

Why 40 is Downhill to Death for Me

40 doesn’t just sound old. It is old. 40 is downhill. I turned 40 this year and every single thing about it has sucked. See the little lines forming on my forehead, around my...

Teacher Appreciation Week—What Teachers REALLY want!

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 6th - 10th with Teacher's Day on Tuesday, May 7th and I’m SO excited! My kids’ teachers are going to love the “I Love Teaching” hand towels...
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Becoming a Mom Has Made Me INSANELY Afraid of Flying

I have always hated flying. Always had an unreasonable fear of getting on an airplane. But it has gotten exponentially worse since I’ve become a mom. Now, I'm insanely afraid of flying. I write this,...

Why My Child’s Birth Date is the WORST!

When my youngest child arrived two and a half weeks early, my husband and I did a happy dance! August 31st! Do you know what that means? It means she just made the cutoff for the...

Are You Wearing Clothes? Yes? That’s Good Enough for Me!

How in the world do parents get their children to look so darn adorable every morning for school? Seriously? Are they, like, SuperMoms or something? You know the ones… The little girls in matching dresses...

“Mommy, are you and Daddy safe?

"Mommy... Are you and Daddy safe"? That question came from my 8 year old son after watching the news this week. As I've mentioned before, I'm pretty liberal with having the news on around my oldest...

Let’s get Selfish – Why breast is best for MOMS!

This is Breastfeeding week - And you've probably read a lot of warm and fuzzy posts about the beautiful bonding experience moms and babies share while up at 2am staring into each others loving...