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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...

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

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...

Little Moguls

Instilling entrepreneurial ideas in children will help them become successful adults, revealing their true talents and abilities, creating independence within them and helping them learn to adapt to numerous situations....

Parent Teacher Pow-Wows

I have the pleasure of observing the parent-teacher dynamic both as a parent AND as an educator with...

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...

Mom: Let me count the labels

Mom. Once you become one, the word truly defines who you are....

Peace Unearthed: Holiday Tips for Blended Families

The holidays descended upon us quickly after my husband and I married in mid-October and began our new...

The Stranger Parents Unwittingly Invite In

As parents, we do everything in our power to keep our children safe from harm....

Get 2 Zero: Ending Domestic Violence

Each year, millions of children witness the abuse of a parent or adult caregiver. What they see and...

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...

Toxic Dilemma: Are pesticides killing us?

Scientific studies show that current regulatory systems around the world have failed to protect children from exposure to toxic pesticides....

Not Just Jitters

Imagine that while you are taking your morning walk, a long, slithering snake suddenly crosses your path. Or...

Lifetime Effects: Concussions Hurt

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that results from a bump blow or jolt...

Kale Quinoa Pesto Salad

Preparing a healthy meal in a time crunch doesn't have to be time-consuming. Kale, quinoa and potatoes are...