Before it’s time to teach a child his ABCs, parents, and caregivers need to know the crucially important ABCs of safe sleep. Unsafe sleep practices, including co-sleeping, continue to be a leading cause of preventable infant deaths in our...
It was nearly 11 p.m. on a cold (by Florida standards anyway) January night, days past New Year’s Eve in a master-planned, suburban HOA community. Unveiled under the wintery, star-filled night sky was a neighborhood full of disrespect and discontent...
It seems every morning when you turn on the news you see the same story—children are arrested for making false school threats. This morning, some kid posted a vague school threat on Instagram along with pictures of guns. After an...
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...

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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...