It all started several years ago with a hutch. I wanted one; specifically, large and solid wood. I checked every retailer I could think of. Not only were they out of my budget, but I didn’t really love any of them. Most were not well made, not the right color or the wrong style. We’re an average family with an average income and common sense. I wasn’t about to overspend on something that wasn’t even perfect. I look at a $4,000 hutch and all I see is braces, groceries, and school clothes, you know?
Exciting, daunting, overwhelming and thrilling — just like the arrival of your baby, designing the nursery can bring an array of emotions. Whether starting with a blank canvas, or converting that guest room, office or junk room into your baby’s sanctuary, here are a few ideas to help you coordinate this most important space.
The holidays are an especially high-waste time and Americans throw away more trash from Thanksgiving to New Year’s than at any other time of year. You may be wondering what you can do to be more eco-friendly and there are many small ways that you can green your holidays.
Carolyn Hennecy is a survivor and now the Lakeland native is helping other women, telling her story in Orange Blossom Wishes: Child Molested, Woman Abused – Her Victorious Journey to Freedom. The 2008 memoir, available at Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.com, takes readers through her childhood and a nearly 16-year marriage filled with emotional, verbal and physical abuse to her escape.
The holiday season is here and we here at Tampa Bay Parenting want you to look and feel your best as you celebrate with loved ones. While we Floridians are lucky that we don’t have to deal with frightful winter weather, we still can enjoy some of the season’s best looks.