Posts By jenn0324

jenn0324I'm a WAHM to a 7-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. Left the full-time work field in criminal justice and mental health to be at home with my children. Haven't lost my sanity yet! :-)

Painting with Cups

Today we played with cups again (hence the title of my post, no?). I wanted to do something that she could really get into, and mess is usually best! I got all the supplies together, and I decided we’d learn about size and the relationships of size difference. I set everything up, and after I…
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Keep Busy Using Household Items and Do It Cheaply

I work from home, and it’s the best change I made in my life. While I sometimes miss “adult time” in an office, when I think about what I gain from not being around the drama and being so present in the lives of my children, I can’t come up with one reason why going…
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Shop Local to Save

If you’re looking for reasons to buy local, there are so many!  I am a big advocate of local/organic purchasing, but sometimes it’s hard because I want to lower my carbon foot print yet don’t want to forgo organic and quality… It can be confusing.  I do shop at the grocery store like most people,…
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Senory Issue Support at Theaters

I was hesitant to write this post in an effort to respect The Older’s privacy. However, when something like this comes along, I think it’s in part my ‘duty’ to share information in the hopes it helps other parents of kids who have sensory issues/Autism/Asperger syndrome. My son’s school went on a field trip to…
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Easy Ghost Craft

Today, we were all feeling a bit better after being wiped out by some nasty head cold thing, so I spent the day fine-tuning some medical appointments/information for The Older, and then had a meeting with ADT for their oh-relocation-would-have-been-free-but-now-that-your-system-is-out-of-date-you-need-to-pay-with-either-the-balance-left-on-your-credit-card-or-your-first-born-it’s-your-choice meeting. By the time I finished my shift at work following that and picked up…
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Fall Festivals and Events Tampa Bay Area

I’ve been searching for fall festivals in Tampa and the surrounding areas, and this is a short list of what I’ve come up with so far. A lot of information I’ve found was outdated when I looked into it, so I’d suggest double-checking (not that I doubt my research skills, mind you) to be sure…
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Holloween Pumpkin Activity

I had this great pumpkin carving idea for my toddler. See, in Florida you can’t just carve a regular old pumpkin and leave it on your doorstep, a reality I learned when I first moved here in 2000. All you get from that is a large, wet, moldy mess on your front porch, and that’s…
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Neighborhood Collage

The weather has been beautiful, so I’ve been trying to keep the kiddos outside as much as possible. The other day, The Younger and I decided to walk around the neighborhood and pick up “neat things” that we found along the way. She has a Cars lunch bag that she loves, so we decided to…
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Free Train Rides in Largo

Looking for another free family activity in Tampa? Largo Central Park offers train rides the first full weekend of every month. We went there when The Younger was about 2 months old and The Older was 5. The Younger couldn’t ride (children have to be able to sit up on their own), but The Older…
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Local and Free Events at Public Libraries

The Youngest was a bit out of sorts yesterday, but I didn’t want to keep her in the house all day. The Mom’s Group I’m a part of was meeting at the library for story time, and I decided at the last minute to go. I highly recommend checking out your local library for events…
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