Is elementary school graduation the new "participation trophy"? And is that a bad thing? Recently, a debate broke out among the Tampa Bay Moms Blog writing team. It began with a post in our Facebook group that asked: "Are we really...
  On April 27th I had the honor of taking pictures for the Tampa Bay Autism Speaks Walk. Another local photographer asked if anyone would be able to do it, and without a second thought, I volunteered. My thought was,...
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease. It is a rare genetic disorder that most commonly causes bones to break easily. Every May 6th, thousands of people all over the world proudly wear yellow to...
Still having trouble deciding what to do for Mother's Day? My family usually visit the beach or have a nice lunch at home. If you're like me and want to try something different, I have plenty of ideas to...
  How do you say thank you to someone who has given you your child back? Someone who has taken a nonverbal child and helped them find their voice. There aren’t words for that. My middle son was born six weeks...
Mother’s Day: A day to honor all mothers or mother figures in our lives. Cue Hallmark music and flowers and cards. Nope. That is what Hallmark wants you to think Mother’s Day is. We are to buy flowers, cards...
On Mother's day, my kids' eyes sparkle when they give me macaroni necklaces and glitter-heavy cards. They don't see the mess they leave behind in the kitchen after they make me breakfast, yet their faces beam when they bring...
I have a vivid memory of Earth Day. When I was in third grade because they sent us home with a sapling and I was so excited to plant it and do my part. I lived in an apartment...
  Decorating Easter eggs is a fun family project that I enjoy with my preschooler. The newest addition to my family will be celebrating his first Easter but not quite ready to decorate any eggs. There’s so much excitement leading...
Easter is a great time to show off your baking skills (if you have them), but a lot of us don't have time or creativity to make desserts from scratch. Pinterest can be some mom's go-to but the vast...

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Everywhere I turn moms (and women in general) are living in a world of being overplanned, overworked and simply put- burnt out by all...