I have two teenage daughters, ages 16 and 14. I just turned 36 and trust you can do the math. Yes, I was a young mom. Very young, younger than I would recommend most women become moms and younger...
Stop the crazy cycle of complaints and frustration over chores with the Landra and Mothershp apps! Tampa Bay Moms Blog had the opportunity to participate in the review of a new set of family-centric apps from FamilyTech. Until last week, FamilyTech...
After our busy mornings attending classes, playing with friends, and doing some classic studies, the hours after lunch are a peaceful time at our house. When you call yourself an “unschooling” family, it can take on many different meanings....
The hush-hush topic of lice is something all moms think about during the school year. But I never thought that lice thrive in full force at summer camps, too. If you have ever dealt with lice for your children...

Halloween with Teens

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Bye bye are the days of princess and train costumes. Super heroes, video game characters, vampires and witches are more the trend for teens/tweens getting ready for this spooky celebration. As the weather gets cooler, Halloween is quickly approaching....
Sipping a cup of tea reminiscing my son’s first days of preschool and many other firsts brings back nostalgic memories, as I can hardly believe that in just one week is his first day of high school.  From a...
In today’s world, most of us are attached to a screen at all times. Many things we need for daily life include a screen such as a computer, tablet and mobile phone. How much time are your teens spending...
Mention summer safety to most parents, and they think of protecting their kids in the heat, sun and water. But now that children integrate technology into their daily lives, parents need to keep abreast of their kids’ indoor activities...
The Senate is advancing a bullying bill, inspired by a Polk County girl’s suicide, and would make it a second degree misdemeanor penalty for bullying and a first degree misdemeanor for aggravated bullying, with cyber-bullying falling under the definition. With this...
Spring Break is right around the corner and there are so many great activities for kids in the Tampa area.  Now that my kids are in their tween/teen years, the venues for fun definitely change.  Chucky Cheese and the...

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5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...