Rose King

Rose is constantly exploring the world with her son, Vincent, and partner of twenty years, Melissa. After moving to the Tampa Bay area to attend The University of Tampa where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Music, she worked various financial jobs until one fateful trip to Hawaii where she decided that she wanted to change courses and pursue her passions in life. She has since completed her first published work of fiction, The Skin Underneath. Continuing to travel and write despite the lifestyle adjustment that is parenthood, you can follow her exploits as the full-time caregiver of her three-year-old prince as Rosiethewrecker on Instagram. You can find her published work at
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The Best Beaches for The Kids in Tampa Bay

One of the advantages of living in the Tampa Bay area is that there is no shortage of beaches. We are surrounded by water! So our kids get to grow up in the water...

How to Involve Your Kids In the Kitchen

I'll be honest, I hated having my kid in the kitchen when I was cooking. There were too many hands around, too many sharp objects, and I was just too tired. Things changed after...

How to Save Your Sanity as a Stay-at-home Mom

I have discovered in my years as a Stay-at-home Mom that the easiest way for me to live with my irrational, emotional terrorist of a toddler is to keep him busy. That usually means...

6 Children’s Books About Family Diversity

My family might look different than yours. I know that most families have both a "Mommy Shark" and "Daddy Shark", but there is no "Daddy Shark" in our home. While my son is so...

Yummy Easter Desserts for All Skill Levels

Easter is a great time to show off your baking skills (if you have them), but a lot of us don't have time or creativity to make desserts from scratch. Pinterest can be some...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Champions for Children

Did you know that Hillsborough County has some of the highest rates of child abuse and neglect in Florida? Champions for Children is a non-profit organization established in 1977 focused on changing families...
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The 10 Best Boozy Brunches in Tampa Bay

Brunch is something that falls into the category of things that I never truly appreciated until I was a parent. Added to the list of things like naps, silence, and having the privilege of...

The Best Tampa Bay Parks for Kids and Families

I never truly appreciated the parks in Tampa Bay prior to having a kid. Post motherhood, the parks system in Tampa Bay is an intricate map of destinations that I can use to tire...

Easy DIY Holiday Treat Recipes: Toddler Tested and Approved

Toddler Tested Holiday Treats For Beginners I'll preface this post by saying that I'm not a baker or a maker of anything in general. Before I had my son, I had little interest in making...

The Ultimate Holiday Shoppers Guide to Small Business Saturday

Choosing to Shop Local As the holiday season quickly approaches, many holiday shoppers in the Tampa Bay area are already making plans to either start shopping on Thanksgiving day or stay up all night for...