Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is just around the corner!  Are you ready?  If you’re like me and still need to put together a basket of goodies for your children, but want to forego a basket full of drugstore candy, check out my list of candy free basket fillers: Books Sidewalk Chalk Gardening tools – watering cans, shovels, seeds […]

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Get your baskets ready! Easter Events in the St Pete Area

Here comes Peter Cottontail…. and he is going to be busy this coming weekend with TONS all the eggs he has to leave around town!  What better way to spend the Easter weekend than outdoors, enjoying the wonderful Florida sunshine! I have gathered a list of local Easter events for St Pete/Gulfport. I threw in […]

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New Mom Experience at Parent-Teacher Conference

With a three-year-old in school, I have started to get used to the idea of attending parent teacher conferences. This week marked my third appointment with the teachers this school year. As a parent new to school life, I didn’t really know what to expect this first school year, but I did not think I […]

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Knowing When to “Let It Go”

I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve been on the blog that I should re-introduce myself. Hi, I’m Jess. I’m a full time working Momma who just learned the biggest Mommy lesson of all time: Knowing when to Let It Go (like the Frozen reference???  Gotta thank Debbie for that one! There will be […]

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{Giveaway!} Lollipop Seeds…Just in time for Easter!

Looking for a FUN, new tradition for Easter this year? We have for the most ADORABLE book for you! We were so fortunate to have had author Cherri Prince come out to our Tampa Bay Moms Blog Easter party this past Sunday at Color Me Mine. She brought along her newly published book, Lollipop Seeds […]

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Dear Mama Cheryl: I think my child has ADD/ADHD – Now what?

Dear Mama Cheryl: I think my child has ADD/ADHD – now what? Signed, J Dear J – It can be a real challenge determining if your child has ADD/ADHD or if it’s a matter of a maturity problem. My son had lots of issues when he was 4 years old, but if you knew my […]

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There’s an Art Scene in Seminole Heights and It’s Kid Friendly?

Did you know Seminole Heights had art galleries? Have you heard of Seminole Heights? This is my neighborhood and we’re pretty centrally located; north of Tampa Heights and Downtown Tampa. There’s six art galleries in and around the Seminole Heights area: Epoxy, The Hatchway Gallery at Florida Avenue Ales, Kirk Ke Wang Art Space, QUAID, Tempus […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Living in Tampa

So you’re considering a move to Tampa, Florida? Wondering what it’s like to live here? As a resident of Tampa for over 15 years, I can give you some insight to what to expect in Tampa. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to many cities including New York City, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco, Las Vegas, […]

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Your Edible Backyard: Springtime Fruit

Spring is in the air, and the fruit is ripe for the picking!!   In this post, I’ll cover two more edible plants commonly found backyards (and landscapes) across Tampa. Loquat The loquat tree, also called Japanese or Chinese Plum Tree, has evergreen leaves and produces small orange fruit in our zone (north of Jacksonville, […]

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Easy No-Sew Easter Bunny Ears

At our house we love taking themed pictures for all of the holidays and this year for Easter I came up with a really easy no-sew way to make bunny ears for our pictures. I put together a tutorial of what I did so that you can also make your little bunnies some ears this […]

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App Happy for iPhone

One thing that very few people know about me is that I consult with individuals and small business on a few things, but one of my favorites are apps. This means that I work with them to determine their needs and pair them with apps that will benefit their goals. Although I test apps regularly […]

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Introducing Patrizia D., I Live Out LOUD!

Greetings everyone! I am so excited to be writing for TBMB. This is my first blog and I am looking forward to sharing my experiences and connecting with other parents. This initial blog has been a very difficult task, as writing about me is not something I find easy. So here it goes… I am […]

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