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The *Real* Reason Why I Work Out

The *Real* Reason Why I Work Out

Growing up, I wasn’t really the athletic type. I dabbled in running track in middle school and played one year of high school softball, but it wasn’t really my thing. And that attitude translated into my adult life for sure. After college, I could eat DiGiorno pizza every weekend night for dinner and drink two to […]

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The Day I Wanted to Quit

The Day I Wanted to Quit

I have been a stay-at-home mom for three years. I have sometimes loathed being stuck in a breastmilk-stained T-shirt with the scent of baby poo faintly on my hands, but most of the time I have loved being there for the good, the bad, and the ugly day in and day out. I know what […]

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Working on My Mom P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E

Working on My Mom P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E

I’ll always remember my grandmother spelling P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E out loud to my grandfather during a car ride once. We were stopped in traffic waiting on construction. He went to turn the car around, and she stopped him. By the time she had finished spelling the word, the sign had flipped to “slow,” and we were on […]

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Halloween and Fall Events in Jacksonville

Halloween & Fall Events In & Around Jacksonville

It’s coming. Fall in Jacksonville. The season doesn’t officially start until September 22 but the moment September hits stores break out the fall decor and Halloween costumes, Starbucks begins brewing Pumpkin Spice Lattes and we begin to wish for a break in the weather. Because Jacksonville offers so many Fall Festivals and Halloween events we’re bringing you our Ultimate […]

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Surrendering to Motherhood

In eight years of being a mom, I never cried “uncle.” Until last summer, in July, when I called my own mother in tears and begged her to come down and help me. I had 6-week-old twins, one of whom never stopped crying. And I was at the lowest point I’d been, ever, as a […]

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Honest Thoughts on Having My Last Baby

Honest Thoughts on Having My Last Baby

Last October, I found out I was pregnant with baby no. five. While not entirely unexpected, the news wasn’t something I was able to completely celebrate; I had a lot of concerns and fears about having that fifth baby. Fast forward nine months, and our bundle of joy is here: a little girl we named […]

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