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Why We All Could Benefit From Jacksonville's FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

Why We All Could Benefit From FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

Confession: Several years ago, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, which is a fancy term for the fact that I worry excessively for (usually) no good reason. For instance, this is my brain on anxiety: My husband is only pretending to be in love with me and is actually plotting divorce. My 5-month-old is going to choke […]

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 […]

Wolfson Children's Hospital Christmas in July

Wolfson Children’s Hospital Gears Up for Annual ‘Christmas in July’ Toy and Donation Drive

Thank you to Wolfson Children’s Hospital for sponsoring this post.Keeping kids and teens entertained while they’re in the hospital makes them smile and aids in their well-being. No one knows this more than a parent bringing their child in for surgery, therapy, treatment or follow-up visits. For the sixth year, Wolfson Children’s Hospital is calling […]

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting the Child Find Process

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting the Child Find Process

At 2-and-a-half years old, my son, William, showed early signs of spectrum behavior and received services from Early Steps. With a recommendation from our pediatrician, we were able to get our son privately evaluated and diagnosed with autism by a psychologist. Shortly after we received the diagnosis, William aged out of Early Steps, and we had […]


Hurricane Season: What You Need to Know

Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and lasts through November. While it is not uncommon for tropical storms to develop before and after these dates, this is the time of year where the warm weather creates prime conditions for storm development. In 2016, Jacksonville saw a particularly active hurricane season with Hurricane Matthew causing severe damage […]


I Love You, But I Need You to Love Me, Too

Dear Kids, I promise it’s not you… it’s me. I love you, but I’ve gotta love me, too. Yes, I wrote that. It’s true. As moms, we tend to think of ourselves last, but two years ago, I put my foot down. I need a break, too. For myself, my sanity and my well being. […]