Tricia Sportsman

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Tricia is a mom, wife & 16+ year HR professional who has a passion for writing and has been a Tampa Bay Moms contributor since 2016. Tricia and her family have lived in Tampa since 2013. 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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5 Useful Tips for Surviving the Deal Group Craze on Facebook

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

How Staying at Home Changed My Perspective

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We reversed roles, temporarily. It changed my perspective and quite possibly saved my marriage. This is one mom’s story of understanding stay-at-home parent life.  Let me start by saying I give stay at home parents...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay

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When a child is born or becomes sick and requires critical medical care, the focus turns to find the necessary and timely care. The last thing on a parent's mind is where they will...

Women in Business Crushing It By Networking in Tampa Bay

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Working in corporate America, I've been lucky to be on the receiving end of some powerful, female leaders reaching down to help other women trying to climb the ladder. I've also watched the opposite--...

How to Make 25 Fall Eats and Treats

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The calendar says it’s fall and pumpkin spice everything, but one foot out the door reminds me I won’t be seeing any fall leaves this year. Growing up in the Midwest I long for...

Surviving Job Loss When Mama’s the Breadwinner

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Many moms these days are hustling hard, climbing corporate ladders and taking over as bread winner in the family. Stay at home dads are on the rise and the conventional sense of “family”’ is...