I am a single mom EVERYDAY. During my recent scroll through social media, as one does when she is wasting time, I heard a mom blogger (with a large following) say, “I’ve been a single mom today.” When in fact, she is married and her husband had only been gone part of the day. Like […]
This “season of life” with babies is almost behind me now. Last month our twins turned 2 years old. They were our last (third and fourth) babies. Our oldest will be 10 in the fall. So for almost 10 years, we have been in the “baby” season of life. And now we are leaving the […]
Is it even possible to get my kids to eat healthy without losing what’s left of my mind after halfway raising all these kids? Getting a strong willed 3-year-old to do something they don’t wanna do without fighting, serious bribing, and major drama… I hear ya, there are few harder things in life. I have […]
Moms are a tired group, as raising small humans is no easy task. The internet is filled with memes about exhaustion; moms can be heard at the park, at Target, and all over discussing the many reason they are so tired. Despite a few too many all nighters in college and late nights out in […]
Join us at Mandarin Park on Wednesday, June 27 from 9-11am at our second Park Hop of the season! Mandarin Park is tucked away in the woods along the river and features walking trails, a boat ramp, dock, and plenty of shaded places to play on the playground equipment. Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led […]
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I had tears in my eyes before I had even opened them for the day. I laid in bed for 20 minutes thinking of possible reasons I could call out of work. Sick kids… nope, that was last week. Flat tire… nah, too obvious. Phone in a bomb threat? Too dramatic. Finally, I gathered the will […]
I had my first child almost 16 years ago. I was 26 and full of excitement, terror, and toggling between “When will the baby get here?” and “Let’s keep her in a little bit longer.” The only thing I really knew about being a mother, I’d learned from babysitting and watching Family Ties. At best, I was […]
One of the things you learn from the moment you become a woman of child-bearing years is that almost everyone feels like they have license to ask ridiculously personal details about your “mom life.” This is true even if you aren’t a mom yet. I know that many of these questions come from a place […]
“Coming Out” is a term most people who have a friend or family member who is gay associate with the beginning of someone’s story. The time they stepped forward and began living their lives openly and authentically. Every gay person has some sort of “coming out” story as varied as the people themselves. Some are […]
If you watch cable TV, then I’m just going to assume you’re familiar with This Is Us. If you’re not, then you might need to consider setting aside some time for serious binge watching. This Is Us beautifully captures the story of a family going through life’s ups and downs, but amongst the many intertwined […]
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