Last year I posted this roundup of breakfast ideas for those wanting a quick, cereal alternative. I'm at it again, this time offering original ideas that either have a few simple ingredients or are easily made in advance.   Peanut Butter Pancakes I...
Are you a clutter bug, a curator or do you fall somewhere in between? Do you have a routine in place as you sift through your child's homework folder? Do you toss artwork, save artwork and display artwork? The key...
I was checking homework recently when a note on the corner of one of my students’ papers caught my eye.  Scrawled in uppercase letters were the words, I HATE HOMEWORK.  The sentiment did not come from a surly middle-schooler,...
I am a Florida native. Matter of fact, I am a home-grown St. Pete girl. I was born at Bayfront Medical Center and grew up in South St. Pete. In many ways, I had a fairy tale childhood experience....
We are all experiencing challenging times as we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. As we implement new health and safety procedures at home, work, and public spaces, our area schools are doing the same. Hillsborough county schools and most other...

The Magic of Montessori

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As a mom and educator, I am always interested in different teaching methods. Montessori has been a mystery until recently when I had the opportunity to observe at the new Montessori Casa Dei Bambini in Thonotosassa. Sonia and Dean...
Car Line. These two words can bring moms to tears and cause them to pull their hair out. If you haven't had the pleasure of experiencing the car line, count your blessings. You're not missing out on anything but a slew...
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...
Tampa Bay moms, whether you have booked your kids for the summer or you’re still looking for summer opportunities, you need to do yourself a favor and look into CAMP IDS at Corbett Prep!! My daughters and I recently toured...
I made sure we arrived ridiculously early during open house for my son's kindergarten. This was partially because I was nervous but also because we had a lot to do. We set about putting all the supplies where 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...