It's not fair! ALL my friends get money for their good grades! It seems that this is a common thing and the amounts of loot vary greatly. In the new world of insecurities, competition and uncharted land AKA middle...
I have always hated flying. Always had an unreasonable fear of getting on an airplane. But it has gotten exponentially worse since I’ve become a mom. Now, I'm insanely afraid of flying. I write this, on a plane, with my...
How in the world do parents get their children to look so darn adorable every morning for school? Seriously? Are they, like, SuperMoms or something? You know the ones… The little girls in matching dresses and tights and cute little...
Happy October! When you need a break from planning your kids' Halloween costumes, trick or treat locations, or your own Halloween party - grab some popcorn and settle in with some great Halloween movies. #10 Curious George: A Halloween Boo...
My Beliefs At what age can you honestly say that your child can handle bullying on their own? When should I step in with friends and bullying? The answer isn't always clear. In fact, it's muddy. As a parent, I have...
If you’re reading this article for tips on how to have “the talk” with your kids, let me save you the trouble. This isn’t that article. I am not a parenting expert. I have never claimed to be, and...
Little girls... made up of sugar and spice and everything nice. Thank heaven for 'em, am I right? If you're reading this, I'm going to assume you're a mom. In which case, there is about a 50/50 chance you...
We teach our children to "Say no to bullies". And we do this, in hopes that it may work. However, the reality is that our relationships with our children impact how and if they can stop bullying. It is...
Last month, I wrote about 20 Fun Mommy and Daughter Date Ideas, and I must say that bonding time has been taken up a notch in my home. For my daughter’s 10th birthday, one of the activities we enjoyed,...
School started in Hillsborough County on August 10th. For us, that means finding our way back into schedules and routines. Over the past few years I've tried a whole lot of tips and tricks to make this season go...

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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....