5 Things My 5 Kids Loved at MOSI Tampa

As first published by Family Friendly Tampa Bay on August 25, 2016. Living in or visiting Florida creates an imaginary contract mandating that free time be spent outside enjoying our glorious beaches and soaking in our boundless sunshine. That is, until the average temperature reaches ninety-six, the heat index is immeasurable or a sudden rainstorm … [Read more…]

My Kids Need to Fail

Whether it be open houses, pre-school year meet-and-greets or a P.T.A meeting, opportunities are plentiful for us parents to be as active as we wish to be at school.  For me, trying to get to everything for multiple kids can be a part-time job – one that I keenly enjoy. My kid-centric, hyper-focus has me … [Read more…]

As Simone Biles Wins Gold, Let’s Puncture the Adoption Circle of Silence

The story of Simone Biles should have reignited an open discussion about the gift of adoption. Biles was adopted by her biological grandparents.  Her story, like that of so many adoptive families, is one of triumph though struggle – of meager beginnings and extraordinary accomplishments. Over the past few days, though, the shine of the … [Read more…]

Why Teachers Are Better Than Me

When every school year begins, I imagine the recruiting pitch of a principal to a new teacher. *** If you’re kind and have a love of children, I have the job for you!   Let me tell you about the perks.  You’ll have the opportunity to influence young minds each day.  Your contribution to these young … [Read more…]