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...
Finding out my son had an iron deficiency that sapped his energy, created hair loss and made him sleep all the time rocked my world. My heart further constricted when he developed red spots on his belly and splotches...
As I prepare for Christmas with my daughter (now 18 months), it occurs to me that the execution of our prep work is slightly different from the grand dreams I've had floating around in my head for the past...
These adorable and easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you may already have around the house! If you’re like me, I always keep a stash of paper, googly eyes, paper...
It seems every morning when you turn on the news you see the same story—children are arrested for making false school threats. This morning, some kid posted a vague school threat on Instagram along with pictures of guns. After an...

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Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Each mother is different and each baby is different, so there can't possibly be a manual for motherhood....