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What It Means to Be a Greek Mom

What It Means to Be a Greek Mom

As I write this, I hear my children talking to our Amazon “Alexa” to their YiaYia and Papou (Greek for Grandmother and Grandfather) for the fourth time today. It’s not because they live up north and rarely get to see my children. No, because my parents live five houses up the road. And they typically […]

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Fight the Flu: Symptoms and Prevention Tips

Fight the Flu: Symptoms and Prevention Tips

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! FLU SEASON IS HERE! I’m hoping this isn’t the first time you’ve heard that. My guess is you’ve heard it over and over again. It’s on the news almost every night. As of me writing this, five children have died from influenza. It’s widespread in the state of Florida and the Centers for […]

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Becoming My Mother’s Caregiver

Becoming My Mother’s Caregiver

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” –Albert Camus We all have certain family dynamics. Maybe your husband loves to kick off Memorial Day with hamburgers on the grill, or your middle child is carving a niche for herself as the “class clown.” Perhaps your mother has always been your […]

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Mom, Are You Dying?

Mom, Are You Dying?

It’s a strange thing, knowing what will likely cause your death one day. Sure, anyone could walk outside today and get hit by a bus; accidents happen and curveballs are thrown. But when you are living with a chronic condition, you’re faced with at least one certainty in the death department. What’s even stranger than […]

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5 Reasons to Attend the Duval County School Choice Expo

On Saturday, January 20th, Duval County Schools will be hosting their annual School Choice Expo at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The Expo will be held from 11am-3pm and offers families a great opportunity to learn about the many different educational options in Duval County. Parents will have the chance to explore the many school […]

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The Year I Became Both a Mother and a Sister

The Year I Became Both a Mother and a Sister

I was at work when I got the call from my dad. My stepmom was pregnant! The news was a complete shock to me. At six months pregnant with my first child and after spending the last 30 years as an only child, I was getting a sibling. My family dynamic has always been unconventional. […]

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