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Rewarding Myself This Holiday with SE Grocers Rewards

Thank you to Southeastern Grocers for sponsoring this post and for rewarding all of us busy moms this holiday season.‘Tis the season to go overboard and stress yourself out by going out of your way to deck the halls and try to make the holidays more magical than any of those Hallmark movies. Why are […]

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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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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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The Great Halloween Candy Buyback

Every kid loves going trick-or-treating for Halloween. And let’s be honest, us moms? We’re not complaining about a good candy haul, either. Still, no one wants their kid going on a weeks-long sugar binge, and hiding it doesn’t really work either; then the only person binging on candy is, well, Mom. So what do you […]

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Because You See Me, I Exist

Difference is what makes us unique and beautiful. Our differences can cross all sorts of social and cultural experiences, and that sometimes requires reaching out of our immediate circles to find ways to embrace and learn to support communities that you may not otherwise be a part of. For a long time, tolerance was touted […]

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The Sleepover Conundrum

I find myself writing this post with more questions than answers. Like most parents, there are a million things I’m constantly trying to protect my two young children from while attempting to allow them to continue to enjoy seeing the world through their rose-colored glasses. But there’s a fine balance between letting them enjoy their […]

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