Tricia Sportsman

Tricia Sportsman
Tricia is a mom, wife & 15+ year HR professional who has a passion for writing and has been a TBMB contributor since 2016. Tricia and her family moved to Tampa in 2013 after living in Chicago & Raleigh. Originally from the Windy City, Tricia & her husband enjoy the beaches, exploring great restaurants & spending time at the ball fields with their two kids, Luca & Gia. Tricia has a Master of Arts in Communication from Western Illinois University and is SHRM-SCP certified. When not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys fitness, is a coffee enthusiast, enjoys craft beer & country music. Follow her on IG @tsportsman.
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How to Host a Successful and Festive Holiday Baking Party

I love baking. It is hands down one of my favorite holiday activities. Admittedly I don’t love baking with my kids. I tend to be neurotic about cookies that aren’t equal or perfectly round;...
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Grateful for Being an Example to my Little Girl

It's with a grateful heart this year that we sent our daughter off to Kindergarten. She's our last (of 2). Time is quickly passing by as she grows into a smart, sassy and not-so-little...
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Free You (and your family) From Being Busy

Everywhere I turn moms (and women in general) are living in a world of being overplanned, overworked and simply put- burnt out by all the things that supposedly bring them joy. So why does every...
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Finding Friendships as a Working Mom Isn’t Easy

I recently was asked if it was hard to meet other moms because I worked. Friendships as a working mom, short answer- yes. Long answer- it's complicated. We both moved into the neighborhood from...
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Trophies, Allowances and Bribes… oh my!

With all this talk about participation trophies and awards ceremonies, it has me thinking about allowances, rewards and even bribes for everything from chores to grades to sports. And from the conversations, I’ve had...
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5 Useful Tips for Surviving the Deal Group Craze on Facebook

Gone are the days of window shopping. But I vividly remember those big, red SALE signs drawing me in. I'd hit the clearance racks and felt excited after snagging a great deal. But now...

Laughing At The Thought Of Work-Life Balance

I’ve read a ton of blogs and talked to countless moms on work-life balance. It’s been debated, debunked and discredited. Everyone has an opinion, including me. At this point in my career, with two...

3 Easy Ways to Preserve Memories of Your Kids

Preserving memories of my kids is something I absolutely want to do. But the thought of making each of them a memory book (by the way I only have 2) is overwhelming. Just going...

It’s Time to Stop Fearing 39 and Just Embrace It

I'm trying to fight it. I am in denial. I'm approaching my 39th birthday and it's freaking me out. I distinctly remember enjoying my early and mid-30's. But as I turned 37 and entered...

Top Finds at Trader Joe’s and Yes, it’s Worth the Drive

In the Tampa Bay area, there are two Trader Joe’s. Two. That's it. Crazy. I’m not one of the lucky few who lives in close proximity to the coveted grocer, but regardless of the...