A Stroke of Imagination
A child’s inspiration comes from many different places, so why shouldn’t it come from your...

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New beginnings can be thrilling and horrifying. The heart-racing excitement parents and college-bound kids feel just before the big send-off is often over-shadowed by an...

So, I wouldn’t want to repeat my high school years. I wouldn’t go back to that awkward stage when I was faking my way of...

Becoming a parent can be daunting. So many choices. So many decisions. Car seats, cribs, strollers – I often wonder how my son has survived...

Parent Teacher Pow-Wows

I have the pleasure of observing the parent-teacher dynamic both as a parent AND as an educator with over two decades of experience. In my opinion, the first mistake that...

Five Signs Your Child Needs a Tutor

t’s frustrating when a child is struggling at school; it’s exasperating for the parents and for the child....

Teaching Toddlers Math

Chances are, your toddler is already using math every day without even realizing it. Math is everywhere! Whether...

Inspiring Youth to Engage in Government: Starting with the ABC’s

As young people are coming of age in today’s world, one of the most important things they can...

Get 2 Zero: Ending Domestic Violence

Each year, millions of children witness the abuse of a parent or adult caregiver. What they see and hear in a home with domestic violence can affect them in a...

Stop Hovering!

My husband Tim and I operate two businesses, running whitewater kayaking and zip line canopy tours in the...

Understanding Childhood Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems, affecting about one out of eight children. While...

Corsages, Boutonnieres, and Peer Pressure

Homecoming festivities are getting started and with the excitement of finding the perfect dress or the best matching...

Home Sweet Tampa

Young families are flocking to the Tampa Bay area in record numbers in search of beautiful homes and sunshine. With our magnificent beaches, highly rated schools, fantastic sports and bustling...

5 Steps to De-Cluttering Your Life

There's a good reason that professional organizers start their projects by first clearing out the cluttered space they're...

Quick Recipes for Child Athletes

Here are some great easy and quick recipe ideas: (Rich in healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, proteins and carbs)...

Celebrate Earth Day

For most of the country, April is when trees and flowers start to bloom again. We here in...

Pediatric Depression: What you need to know

Pediatric depression is a common issue, yet it is often left undiagnosed and untreated. Usually thought of as an adult disease, depression can affect young children as well....

Morton Plant, Mease Countryside Hospitals Offer New Method of Pain Relief During Childbirth

Nitrous oxide is a non-invasive technique for managing pain during labor....

Premature Awareness Month

An estimated 15 million babies around the world are born premature each year and more than one million...

Florida Hospital is Recruiting Soldiers for the Pink Army to Declare War on Breast Cancer

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Florida Hospital West Florida Region is hosting several community events...