Summer M. is a working mom who spent much of her childhood on an adventure living in Central and South America. After graduating with a degree in Communications/Public Relations, Summer decided to move to Clearwater. She soon met Eric who was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Since he was so good at keeping her laughing she decided to marry him and make Tampa Bay her permanent home. Their daughter, the gifted and gorgeous 8 year-old Kaylea, keeps them educated and entertained along the way! When she's not out promoting Tampa Bay and Pasco County as a great place to live, work, and play, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or check out the children's book she published with her own mom at

7 Signs It’s the First Week of School in Tampa Bay

Today is the first day of school for many in families in Tampa Bay. Some moms are still reeling from shopping for schools supplies, and others are celebrating having a little break from the...
4 Tips for Planning a Staycation on Clearwater Beach

4 Tips to Plan a Staycation on Clearwater Beach

Loving where you live is kind of like loving your spouse.  When you don’t spend time together you begin to take each other for granted. Just like marriage, it is easy to begin taking each...

MOSI Makes the Perfect Mommy and Me Day!

Living in Tampa Bay, there is always something to do, so it is easy to take for granted some regions coolest activities, one of which is MOSI - the Museum of Science and Industry...

8 Tips Every Parent Should Follow During FCATs and Other Tests

FCAT exams are beginning soon for classes around the Tampa Bay area from 3rd grade and up.  Leading up to the FCAT it is important to encourage your kids to read as much as...

A mom's guide to internet safety

When I was a kid growing up we didn't have the internet.  Sure there were school bullies, and people made jokes, but you went home and enjoyed your day and the stories never lasted...

5 ways to get back on track after Winter Break

I don't know about you, but I am still on winter vacation in my mind.  This year we had the chance to actually take a vacation over winter break.  We recently returned from a...

3 simple ways to enjoy some Mommy "Me-Time"

Here is what I realized this week.  Being a mom is a hard job. Unless you have superpowers like Wonder Woman, there's a good chance you are going to get tired.  While the sound...

10 Days of Treats: Grandma's Karo Syrup Pecan Pie

My family up north loves their pies.  No kidding, here's a picture of the pies they had on Thanksgiving, and that is only half of them. One thing is for sure, I have great bakers...
kid on the floor with tile puzzle spelling thank you

8 Creative Ways to Teach Kids to Be Thankful

Thankfulness... Kindness... Generosity... Gratitude... These are all characteristics we hope to instill in our children. But, in a world that is driven by needs and wants, how can we teach our kids to be...

20 Ways for Families to Give Back in Tampa Bay

We spent our Saturday this past weekend volunteering at Pasco EcoFest.  It was completely my daughter's idea to create a kids area with crafts and face painting for kids. As I watched my daughter...