I guess you could say our swimming lesson journey technically began at a friend's wedding reception. At that time my daughter was just over a year old. One of the other guests began telling us how her child was...
The research does show that bed-sharing can increase your baby's risk of SIDS, just as unsafe bed-sharing practices can increase your baby's risk of accidental death as well. However, research also shows the risk is lower than the possibility...
  Are co-sleeping and bed-sharing safe? The topic of co-sleeping is nearly as polarized as vaccinations. I wasn’t planning to write anything about this until an article was published recently on WFLA 8 and a video was created by the...
We've all seen those movies where someone lights a match and magically sets off the entire sprinkler system. Everyone runs from the building soaking wet and everything inside is ruined. Well, sprinkler systems don't actually work like that! It's...
There have been many rites of passage for my two kids since starting elementary school. Having a backpack full of school supplies, trying "hot lunch" in the cafeteria (and behaving appropriately while eating it!) and riding on that big...
Summer can be a wonderful time for children of all ages. Free from the requirements of school, kids have more free time to spend away from their homes. For many parents, especially working mothers, summer is a time to...
It was just the other day that I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed when I noticed a posting in a local Mom group. I could not help but think of "sharenting," the act of oversharing information about...
Hey, you, in the silver Honda HR-V with the Disney passholder sticker. You could have died in a road rage incident today. You may not even recognize the danger you put yourself and your child into. Did you know...
Did you know that Hillsborough County has some of the highest rates of child abuse and neglect in Florida? Champions for Children is a non-profit organization established in 1977 focused on changing families by helping to strengthen all...
June 14, 2017 Breaks from school are not fun in my house. The age range of the kids makes it hard to plan any real fun activities. We end up swimming in our pool most of the time, which should...

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