Meeting Mom Friends in Tampa Bay

When I was a first time mom home during my maternity leave, I was desperate for interaction with other (new) moms.  I not only wanted to get out of the house, but I also wanted the support of other moms and friends for my daughter.  I am very fortunate to have made friends with a […]

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“I’m sorry honey but there is no heartbeat.”

WHAT?! What did she say? I must have misunderstood her. I swallowed back a huge knot in my throat and desperately looked at my husband in hopes that I did not hear her correctly. She really meant to say there are three heartbeats. Anything would have been better than that. Sadly, I could see in […]

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An Honest Look at Postpartum Depression

If you would have told me during my pregnancy that being a mother could be anything other than pure bliss, I probably would have laughed in your face.  I believed that, above all else, I was meant to be a mother and I was so passionate about walking away from my career to raise our […]

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Florida’s Best Beach

When the opportunity came up a few weeks ago to be a guest of Ocean Potion Sunscreen at the Sugar Sand Festival at Clearwater Beach, I jumped at the chance. My assignment was to drive to Pier 60, sample the orangesicle fragrant sunscreen and then marvel at the movie-themed sand sculptures. Best part, the whole […]

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50 Shades of Green

Did you know that today, April 22nd is Earth Day? Of course you did! I on the other hand only know its Earth Day because it’s my daughter’s 8th birthday, not because I live such a green, earth-friendly life. With all the reminders to recycle, reuse, Go Green, reduce our carbon footprint, we can easily […]

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Party to Infinity and Beyond

We wanted to celebrate our son turning 2 last week.  I have so much fun celebrating birthdays.  I love the decorations, the cake, and the fact that we’re celebrating another year with someone we love.  We focus really hard on keeping the parties very small with just a few family members and friends. This year, […]

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Busch Gardens with the Family

My family loves going to Busch Gardens. Every year since my oldest child turned 2 we get the annual pass and go there pretty consistently through the summer. If you have children, the annual pass is the way to go. It’s Florida. It gets hot. So we usually end up going there for just 3 […]

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Join us for a Play Date at Gator Fred’s

Tampa Bay Moms Blog is proud to partner together with Gator Fred’s Fun & Party Center for a play date sponsored by Aveeno! When :: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Time :: 10:00am-12:00pm Where :: Gator Fred’s >>>Reserve Your Spot Here<< What is Gator Fred’s?  Gator Fred’s Party & Fun Center is created for children of all ages– offering inflatables and […]

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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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