Author Archive | Meg James


The Night Our Son Had a Febrile Seizure

All parents wish their children came with an Operator’s manual. After we had our first child, we felt super confident going into the birth of our second son, Griffin. Within moments of Griffin’s birth, we realized how different each child truly is and that we had absolutely no plan. Watching your child be sick, in […]


Why Disney is NOT our Happiest Place on Earth

Don’t publicly shame me. Don’t use Harry Potter’s wizardry against my family, and don’t tell me that I’m depriving my sons from the iconic It’s a Small World ride. Our family is just not super into Disney World. When our now 4-year-old son Landon was two-and-a-half years old, we took him on a special one last hurrah! trip before […]


Halloween :: A Time for Reminiscing

Halloween in Florida is a little different from the experiences that I had growing up in New Jersey as a child. I fondly remember the cranberry picking, double-layered costumes and the best possible weather for bundled hayrides. Despite warmer weather, we still enjoy pumpkin painting and costume parades with our friends but we do seem […]

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Stopping the Cycle :: A Local Mom’s Breast Cancer Prevention Story

Although my sister, Kristin and I both love holidays, she has a really funny way of celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month. On October 1, 2015 her doctors called and confirmed – yes – it was ductal carcinoma, stage 2. As for family history, this was not the first news of breast cancer. My mother and […]