Community Roots Collective: Empowering families and helping them grow through education, resources, and love. What initially began with a passion for midwifery, birthed Community Roots Collective. Community Roots Collective empowers families and recognizes that raising children is a shared effort....
Tampa Bay is a pretty transient area and people are moving in and out all of the time. Add small kids to the mix and it's even more intimidating. This was me a few years ago. I stood in front of...
Little girls... made up of sugar and spice and everything nice. Thank heaven for 'em, am I right? If you're reading this, I'm going to assume you're a mom. In which case, there is about a 50/50 chance you...
How to RSVP...Being invited to a party is a certain form of kindness. It signifies inclusion, the shaping of friendship. It's one of the tools in the toolbox of community building. But it's just the first step. Because simply...
Here is the dilemma, I don’t have time to be your friend. But really, I really want to be your friend. At least I think I do. I’m at the point in my life where I think I actually...
I love baking. It is hands down one of my favorite holiday activities. Admittedly I don’t love baking with my kids. I tend to be neurotic about cookies that aren’t equal or perfectly round; or overflowing cups of flour...
When I was a kid, running to the mailbox to see what the post person delivered was really exciting. Fast forward to today and getting the mail is never high on my list of exciting things to do. It...
Kindergartener: “Mama, I have a boyfriend.” Me: “Who is it?” Kindergartener: “Bryce.” Me: “How do you know he is your boyfriend?” Kindergartener: “He kissed me on the cheek.” Me: (Raised eyebrows)“No more kisses at school. Got it?” Valentine’s Day card exchanges at school spark conversations...
What a year. The ups and downs have been dizzying, and just when we catch our breath, it seems something else grabs our attention and requires more tough decisions, critical thinking, life-or-death answers to hard questions. This season has...
I remember when I first had my oldest son. A lot of my friends then did not have kids so it was difficult for me to keep up with them. I had just turned 22 so I wasn't too...

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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...