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Why I Am Grateful I Chose to Adopt

Being a parent is hard work. Having a child wake up more than three times between midnight and 4 a.m. after the age of two is not easy — especially when you can hear through the baby monitor that the hysterical crying is not a night terror, but instead is the fake cry that said […]

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Why I Decorate for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving

Picture it: You’ve chased your kids from door to door for a bounty of treats, the costumes are finally put away, and all you want to do is hit up Target for clearance candy. Imagine your surprise then, when you find yourself surrounded with all things Christmas. Everywhere you look is another festive decoration, another […]

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What Veterans Really Want for Veterans Day

Everyone makes sure to honor veterans on Veterans Day. There are parades and special events. People go to ceremonies, and make sure to shake hands. And while these things are appreciated, what veterans want and need goes so much deeper than a moment of recognition here and there, a few times a year. Transitioning from military to […]

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Falling In LOVE Again

I’m competitive. I know it. I own it. I’m okay with it. It runs in my blood. Side Note: I’m mostly competitive within myself; I never make others feel bad when I play with them. I’ve always played a sport since I was little. I grew up watching my mom and dad play volleyball, tennis, […]

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Thanksgiving Jacksonville

Thanksgiving Week – What’s Happening in Jacksonville

The start of the holiday season is always an exciting time on the First Coast and in Jacksonville. Thanksgiving week offers many opportunities for Jacksonville holiday events. There are plenty of Thanksgiving and holiday events to entertain kids while school is out Thanksgiving week! From restaurants offering a full Thanksgiving meal to turkey trots and […]

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Food Allergies: The Struggle is Real

I sometimes daydream about a life without food allergies. Unfortunately, that life is not my reality. I have severe nut (peanuts AND tree nuts) allergies. My family discovered I was allergic to nuts shortly after my mom made a PB&J sandwich for me, and I wouldn’t eat it. Oddly enough, my body intuitively knew that […]

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