To My Grandparents: You Helped Shape Who I Am

This week would have marked my Pop Pop’s 102nd birthday. I’m thinking of him today, as I do so often. Many of my nightly dreams take me back to my Nana and Pop Pop’s house in Tampa, where I spent countless days as a child. I distinctly remember his underground worm farm, and after an electrical charge into the ground, I would run around […]

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We’ll Let You in the Mom Club Anyway

“Wait. There are timers for your nipples?” I sat smugly in the corner at yet another baby shower, and this was the response I blurted out when the mom-to-be was overcome with jubilation opening the gift that was her breastfeeding timer. I possibly could have even rolled my eyes, I can’t be sure. At a time when […]

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How My Kids’ Capsule Wardrobe Simplified Morning Drama

There’s always a point in my week where I repeat that quintessential coulda-shoulda-woulda mantra. Like mopping the same spot by the fridge even though it’s going to magically reappear when the kids walk by, or making green smoothies with my Blendtec instead of scheduling a one-on-one date with my stomach and that Key lime pie. […]

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Jacksonville Day Trip: Savannah, Georgia

Summer is pretty much over now that the kids are back to school, so this should be the best time to think about going on another vacation, right? Don’t worry, I’m not talking about a week-long getaway, but rather just a day trip somewhere nearby that does not involve Mickey Mouse or roller coasters! I […]

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