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...
Imagine a place where your daughter can meet other teens and learn life skills in a warm and friendly environment. This is not an imaginary place, but a local program for girls in the Tampa Bay Area offered for...
I remember looking at my oldest within the hours and days after she was born and thinking, "I never want anyone to hurt this sweet little girl's feelings." Was this a weird, random, emotional thought of a hormonal new mom?...
Hello October! It’s all about Halloween for my family. Life with little kids can get a little crazy but it’s so much fun. One of my favorite parts of parenting is creating fun crafts with my little ones. Here...
Many of us know the struggle that comes when October 31 falls on a weekday, as it does this year. We rush out of work, road-raging our way through the congested streets of Tampa Bay, to get home to our...

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          April is Autism Awareness Month, but Autism Awareness is every day for us. My son Aiden was diagnosed with...