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The Secret Sauce in a Successful Marriage

What’s the Secret Sauce in a Successful Marriage?

One of our favorite hobbies as a couple is whipping up some tasty recipes. Anyone who has been in the kitchen knows that some recipes are harder to execute than others, but with trial and error, patience, and practice, I believe any recipe can be perfected in its own way. Sometimes, the secret ingredient is […]

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Hands Off Parenting

Why Hands-Off Parenting is the Secret to My Parenting Success

Helicopter parenting is in style right now. Go to the playground, and you’ll see parents walking every cautious step alongside their children, in case they might fall. If kids cry, then we’re often told that we need to comfort them the second the tears start flowing. We’re supposed to provide constant entertainment and interaction with […]

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March Madness: WeeTRADE is Back!

My favorite consignment sale is BACK for their Spring sale, March 1-4! Whether you are a veteran like yours truly or if this is your very first consignment sale, these tips below are sure to make your WeeTRADE experience a fun (and profitable) one! Research Items of Interest Are you in the market for a high […]

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Wolfson Children's Hospital

Watch Your Hearts, Mommies!

This post is brought to you by Wolfson Children’s Hospital.Little red hats prompt area mothers to be mindful of their own heart health You’ve probably heard that heart disease is the number-one killer among Americans, but did you know that about 80 percent of heart disease deaths could be prevented each year? That’s why it’s […]

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6 Ways to Switch Up Your Tired Bedtime Story Routine

Once upon a time, there was a mommy who was pulling her hair out… To say I have read Spider-Man: Trapped by the Green Goblin! HUNDREDS of times at bedtime is not an over exaggeration. Other frequent encores include The Little Engine That Could, Good Night Moon (of course), Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, Mighty Machines and By the Light of the Halloween Moon, […]

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Surrendering to NO

Sometime post-hurricane, pre-holidays of last year, I realized that I was exhausted. Sure, us moms often function with this day-to-day sleepiness that we all seem to just accept — keep on truckin’, right? (It’s the “season of life” my co-worker friend would say.) But this exhaustion was different. It was a brain fog coupled by […]

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weekend roundup

Weekend Roundup, February 17-19

Get excited for some fun events around town this weekend! There are some great shows for the whole family to enjoy starting with "The Ugly Duckling" at The Alhambra Children's Theatre Friday. If you're looking for a show to watch without the kids, the River City Music Festival is in town. The Florida Theatre will also [...]
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Nobody Wants Me: I’m Plus Size

The holidays have come and gone, and everyone’s in a similar state of mind: LET’S GET IN SHAPE! I’m starting fresh! NEW YEAR, NEW ME! Sign me up! After all, I am signed up for the River Run in about 10 weeks, so I need to start somewhere, right? Remember this from two years ago? Well, I’m […]

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Love & Marriage: The State of Our Union

With a new administration in office, some people are likely hopeful about what the future might bring, while others are overwhelmed with feelings ranging from regret to anxiety to fear.  I’ve learned that the lifelong commitment of marriage and parenthood often takes us through a similar range of emotions. One could argue that in both […]

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