We all know the story about the wicked stepmother enslaving Cinderella. The evil woman didn’t want to let her go the ball. It took a fairy godmother and some mice to transform Cinderella and help her escape the wrath...
When my kids were babies, Date Night seemed easier, than it does now. Ironically, Date Night may be even more necessary than it was then. Why? Well, things are busier. Both kids have activities after school and we run...
The once traditional roles of dad goes off to work and mom stays home isn’t the case in our house. Roles are reversed, we have a stay at home dad. We didn't plan it that way. It just ended...
For the past three years,  I have been living the life of a married single mom. However, throughout these three years, I have learned five important ways to keep my marriage healthy and strong. If you heard of this phrase,...
The following article is brought to us by guest blogger Courtney Pastor. Courtney is the communications coordinator for Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, a private PreK3-8 school in North Tampa.  You have plenty on your mind each day as a...
Are you tired of making evening plans with your spouse? When was the last time you did something exciting? Finding the energy to go out at night can be hard for couples with kids or those who have a...
December is my favorite month! The weather has cooled, but isn't cold (not even Florida-cold). Christmas trees, lights, and decorations are up. Special events like the Florida Botanical Gardens' Holiday Lights in the Gardens and parades on land and...
  Ahh, nighttime. Once my husband and I are totally finished with the ultra-marathon, grueling takedown that is bedtime with kids - you know, splashing bath water everywhere, eating toothpaste, running around the house naked refusing to be a pajama-winner,...
I’ve known about awareness month and like most, I shuddered to delve too deeply. It was too excruciating to think about and “please, God, don’t let it ever happen to me.” How inconceivable that pregnancy and infant loss is...
There was a time in my life when dating my husband was completely impossible. We could blame all the “normal” things that happen – having two kids in under 3 years, working too much, not enough cash in 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...