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...
Tampa Bay is home to well over 100,000 college students, many of whom live on campus or in nearby student housing. As parents, we like to think the worst thing that could happen to our child is a lousy grade...
It’s no secret that parenting can be stressful. Situations like a baby who won’t stop crying can be hard to handle, especially if they’ve tried everything to soothe him or her.  As stress levels rise, parents and caregivers may shake...
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...

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A Father’s Story: Processing Pain through the Arts

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I haven’t always appreciated the arts, but fortunately, I have a wife who has. In 2012, she brought me to our first art show,...