Author Archive | Stacy

Eating Breakfast: Trust Me, It's Harder Than It Looks

Eating Breakfast: Trust Me, It’s Harder Than It Looks

It is so embarrassing to admit this, but feeding myself breakfast is a real struggle. It’s completely absurd. I feed my children two breakfasts, my husband one, the dog and the fish all get served breakfast before our day gets going. But somehow, something always gets in the way of my eating the food I […]

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Father's Day Craft Ideas for Kids

10 Father’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids

Recently, I spotted a dad wearing the coolest shirt at an indoor play gym. It said, “Dads don’t babysit. It is called parenthood.” In BIG red letters on the front of his shirt, this dad was announcing to everyone in the room that he was there because it is what dads do. He did not […]

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Ideas for baby shower locations in Jacksonville

Best Baby Shower Spots in Jacksonville

People rarely greet baby showers with indifference. These events either fill you with an inexplicable sense of joy or dread. Sometimes mamas-to-be get the extra treat of feeling both at the same time. I have always loved hosting baby showers — the games, the diaper cakes, all the over-the-top baby-themed goodness. Bring it on. Babies, […]

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DIY: Easy Homemade Valentines to Remember

Keeping the chaos out of Valentine’s Day can be a challenge! I’ll be honest, it’s not my favorite holiday. Sure, I enjoy it. I LOVE love. The problem is that the love can easily get lost in the candy-drenched, commercialized expectations we put on the day. Pile on tight schedules with multiple classes, parties and group […]

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Why My Christmas Tree Stays Up PAST New Year’s Day!

As I type this, I am sitting by the twinkling lights of our Christmas tree. Yes, it’s still up, and it won’t be coming down anytime soon. I understand that the hustle and bustle of the New Year quickly replaces the hustle and bustle of the commercial Christmas holiday. The struggle of holiday exhaustion is […]

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How To Send Letters To Santa (And Get A Response!)

If modern communication is teaching us anything, it is that we have a need for speed. We text to make plans, private message when we need to talk, tweet to share, snapchat to giggle, Instagram to keep up, and the list goes on and on, complete with adorable emojis. Don’t get me wrong; this mama […]

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Sanity Saving Tips

5 Sanity Saving Tips :: When Homework Attacks

Did you read the article about that unicorn of a teacher who refused to give out homework? I did–and I cheered. If you missed it, there is a teacher, turned social media sensation, that sent home a letter proclaiming she would only send students home with the classwork they needed extra time to finish. I […]

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The Cost of the EpiPen has Not “Dropped”

You may have heard and seen a lot of information in your newsfeed about epi-pens in the past few days. If your family doesn’t need the drug, you may be saddened and shocked for those of us that have been directly impacted by the outrageous prices, but you may be missing how much this impacts […]

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Back 2 School :: Morning Hacks 4 Mom

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s true. The back-to-school morning dash is about to be on, my friends. In a few short days, our morning schedule is going to include a tardy bell. It’s okay to scream into a pillow if you need to. Just let it out. I don’t know about you, but […]

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Your Children& The Theatre

Your Children & the Theatre

Small Disclaimer Before I Begin: “Taking your children to the symphony or theatre is not for the faint of heart. You are likely to get at least one side eye or cheeky comment; but, the rewards of successfully completing this mission are fantastic.” My first memory of going to the theatre was for an opera; […]

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