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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The Reality of Toilet Paper: A Visit to the Ol’ Paper Mill

This post is sponsored by Georgia-Pacific, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. As a young girl, I remember traveling to visit my grandparents. Beyond the road signs and a clock on the dash, the most memorable way we knew our grandparent’s house was getting closer was the smell of the old paper mill. […]

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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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The Day I Took My Rings Off

I have three rings I wear: my engagement ring, which my husband’s grandmother gave to him (it had been hers), my wedding ring (the date of our anniversary carved inside), and an anniversary ring (bought long before four kids, a mortgage and a dog). Back when we were talking about getting engaged, we would spend […]

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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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3 Ways the Right Clothing Can Enhance Your Well-Being

Between getting the kids ready for the day, cleaning the house for guests to come over, and running errands, worrying about your appearance may be the last thing on your mind. As far as you’re concerned, yoga pants are the new little black dress and flip-flops with red crayon on the bottom? Those are the […]

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