Laura S. is crazy about her husband of 7 years, Travis and their two kids: Jack, age 4, and Eliya, age 3. Laura and her family are new to Tampa Bay, having recently moved from Arizona. She has lived her entire life in the West, growing up in northern Nevada, then on to college at Idaho State University to obtain a degree in Mass Communication and most recently a 14 year stint in Phoenix. Laura loves exploring with her family, photography, and all things creative. She recently started her own marketing company, Strategic Sidekick, and gets social via Twitter and Pinterest.

Top 10 Holiday Photo Card Websites

My husband and I don’t fight often, but when we do, it’s over holiday cards. You see, he loves to get the mail before I do and open up cards from my friends (because...

Plastic Pumpkin Makeover

For just a few dollars and afternoon of art, try this DIY pumpkin makeover! Halloween is now “out” in stores before Labor Day, so my kids constantly ask about buying and decorating a pumpkin. In...

Life With Apraxia – Knowing What To Say, But Not How

There are days when we would all like a moment of silence. With two kids, ages three and four, I often pray for more than a moment. But then I am quickly humbled, knowing...

Back To School – Breakfast Ideas, Part II

Last year I posted this roundup of breakfast ideas for those wanting a quick, cereal alternative. I'm at it again, this time offering original ideas that either have a few simple ingredients or are easily...
Tampa Bay Moms Blog Shaun The Sheep Ice Cream Sandwiches

Shaun The Sheep Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches worth a scream, or in this case a BAA! This simple recipe utilizes ready made ice cream sandwiches and cookies making them a quick summertime treat perfect for little chefs and Shaun The Sheep lovers worldwide. Ingredients: Milano Minis -...

21 Patriotic Recipes Worth A Pin

In my world, food is a big part of every celebration and, the 4th of July is no exception! I love the ease of incorporating red, white, and blue into the menu. Here are...

Cilantro Lime Ranch: Dip, Dressing & Marinade

Cilantro. Lime. Ranch. Chocolate. Now that I have listed my four major food groups, I’d love to introduce you to an evolving recipe that includes the majority. If you have a way to incorporate...

Vacation Bible School in Tampa Bay

Summer is on it's way! And while there are a number of summer camp offerings in the Bay area, there are quite a few Vacation Bible School options as well! If not listed, fee...

Introducing 11 Kid Friendly Eateries That Wow Out-Of-Towners

We’ve only been in Florida for one year, but I already have my handful of spots I take guests. When looking for restaurant to take someone that is visiting Tampa Bay, I stick to...