Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Weight Watcher. Fitness Buff. SharePoint Wife. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.

4. September 2015 12:26
by jennifer

Light St. Pete up Pink on October 3, 2015

4. September 2015 12:26 by jennifer | 0 Comments

As a member of the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I have been invited to be a “Race Ambassador for the Cure” at  the upcoming Susan G. Komen 1 mile, 5k and 10k Glow run in St. Pete. This will be our third year participating in the Race for the Cure.

Finding a cure for Breast Cancer is a cause that is very close to my heart. 

My mom is now a 12 year survivor! 12 YEARS!!

The first year our family participated in this event was in 2013.

My mom was able to come along with us. 


But then she moved to North Carolina, and last year it was just Ronin and I.  My girls were in no mood to get up early and go running without their Nanny around.

Ronin and I joined up with fellow Tampa Bay Blogger and Breast Cancer advocate Steph Garcia from #TeamJudy and Orangespoken

This year my girls and my husband are not going to be able to talk their way out of the race because of an early start time. Why? Because this year the Race for the Cure is going to be an evening GLOW RUN!!


There will be 1 mile, 5k (walk or timed run) and 10k race options. All participants who register will receive a race number (with timing chip if you choose a timed run) and t-shirt. I signed myself up for the 5K (non-chip timed) event, and signed up everyone else for the chip timed 5K. Last year Ronin won for his age group, so he's really excited to see if he can keep his streak up. This will be one of his first races since coming off a broken leg earlier this year. 

You can find out more information about the race and register HERE.

We look forward to seeing you all out there on Saturday October 3rd as we light up St. Pete PINK!

31. August 2015 13:25
by jennifer

The #TampaTrio and the #DriveMazda 6

31. August 2015 13:25 by jennifer | 0 Comments

In early August the #TampaTrio and I had the opportunity to test drive a brand new Mazda 6 thanks to Drive Shop USA.  It was beautiful! Check out that color! I have never owned a red car and I loved it. The kids and I named her Ruby.  For a week Ruby drove us to and from summer camp, work at the library, to a meet the teacher day at their brand new school, to Haley's middle school orientation, and Matthew the #bigyellowdog had a say in the vehicle too! I know that I've mentioned ... [More]

27. August 2015 09:26
by jennifer

Ninja books for kids

27. August 2015 09:26 by jennifer | 0 Comments

Ninjas are as popular as ever with kids.  The Lego Ninjago series is a big hit in our libraries, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still have a following, (especially in my house, Ella LOVES the TMNT.)  Here is a list of picture book and juvenile fiction ninja titles published most recently:    Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Gray Olson.  A little rabbit tries to follow the rules in order to become a "super awesome... [More]