As you’re driving home from school with your kids, you overhear them talking about another child in their class. Your child calls this other student a bully. And says that “they are mean.” As a parent, you may find...
Kindergartener: “Mama, I have a boyfriend.” Me: “Who is it?” Kindergartener: “Bryce.” Me: “How do you know he is your boyfriend?” Kindergartener: “He kissed me on the cheek.” Me: (Raised eyebrows)“No more kisses at school. Got it?” Valentine’s Day card exchanges at school spark conversations...
My second grader is currently working on a math unit on counting money. This got me thinking about how we teach kids the value of money. The future will likely hold a time where physical coins and bills are...
I sure am. Between the mid-90’s mean girl persona and today’s VSCO girl, I am scared to raise a young girl. While only 5, it already feels like she’s 5 going on 15. Part of me wants to believe it’s...
There are many reasons that I became a doula. I loved my birth experiences and the magic of bringing my babies into the world. You could say I became a bit of a birth junkie after having them. It...
This Winter Break was monumental for my little family. I became “comfortable” with my two girls, ages 6 and 8, playing outside without me. I’ve always wanted them to be more active and this Winter Break… WHOA… They have been...
Today we bring you ways to get ready for Gasparilla! Gasparilla History Gasparilla Pirate Fest Info Pirate Books How to Talk Like a Pirate Getting Your Costume Ready The Big Day Gasparilla History Gasparilla, a Tampa celebration held every January, brings the city together with the lure...
Frankly, I have been dropping the ball when it comes to celebrating Martin Luther King Day with my kids. I've gotta do something to recognize the civil rights leader, because January 20 is more than just a day off...
Before it’s time to teach a child his ABCs, parents, and caregivers need to know the crucially important ABCs of safe sleep. Unsafe sleep practices, including co-sleeping, continue to be a leading cause of preventable infant deaths in our...
Cameron is 12—nearly 13. That's right a tween. And so this year, I began my impossible journey of gift-giving for tweens. He is, without a doubt, the hardest person I have to buy a Christmas present for. I know what you’re...

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A Father’s Story: Processing Pain through the Arts

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I haven’t always appreciated the arts, but fortunately, I have a wife who has. In 2012, she brought me to our first art show,...