Spilling Coffee on White Carpet

I started my day today with my 4-year-old spilling coffee all over my white carpet. If you are wondering why I have white carpet, I can reassure you that it was not my decision but my grandmother’s. We recently acquired her house after her passing, and everything she had in it will remain for the […]

Judged for Being a Mom of One

I like working. The feeling of fulfillment and accomplishments from my career make me unapologetic about how much I love work. It is who I am, and I love that part of me. Plus, I have tons of amazing stay-at-home mom friends who say, “What you do is awesome, and I have chosen to stay […]

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Parenting In Sickness And In Health

“You’re a perfectly healthy young woman,” my doctor told me in October of 2018 while reviewing the results of my routine blood work. Later, when I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, I would question what she said. At the time her words did not surprise me, but later I would question what she said again […]

Dear Mom Tribe; We Need to Talk

Dear Mom Tribe, Also known as the kindest group of women who welcomed me with open arms and helped my transition to this area so smoothly and so loving. I am thankful each day I open my eyes. We live in this gorgeous paradise – a dream for most Americans who may never experience, and […]

Guide to OB-GYNs

/* custom css */ .tdi_3_50a{ min-height: 0; } /* custom css */ .tdi_5_227{ vertical-align: baseline; } Disclaimer: Medical decisions are extremely personal, and we encourage everyone to do their own research in choosing a doctor. We are often asked for our recommendations for local OB/GYNs, and we usually turn to our wonderful readers {like you} through our Facebook page to get [...]

Please, Understand Our Food Allergies are Real

Our journey with food allergies began over 16 years ago when my now 17-year-old son was experiencing extreme eczema. Looking back at all the cute babies and new Mamas we were hanging out with, my son was covered in what the doctor called “Baby Acne”. At that time, his pediatrician downplayed an allergy link. We […]

I Ignored the Guilt as Best I Could

For the longest time, I believed I was at fault for the lack of perfection. I couldn’t devote the time to the kids and create perfect lunches and schedule activities because I was devoting my time to my career. I dealt with it though, like anyone that isn’t good with dealing with things does. I […]

Children are Having a Hard Time

A friend once said to me, “Children aren’t always giving you a hard time; sometimes, they are HAVING a hard time.” And it’s stuck with me ever since. Let’s be real; some days, mom-life can be 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛! We have so much on our plates, then our little ones lose it, and then we lose our […]

“I am Chocolate and You are Vanilla”

“I am Chocolate and You are Vanilla” If you know myself or my family, you have heard this before. This is my first acknowledgment of race. I was three years old while my mom was bathing me. She chuckled and explained that I was adopted, born in her heart, and although we had different skin […]

Guide to 4th of July in 2020

/* custom css */ .tdi_21_5f0{ min-height: 0; } /* custom css */ .tdi_23_daa{ vertical-align: baseline; } The 4th of July this year is looking a little bit differently, so we want to still celebrate in the way that is best for you and your family! Please, seek current information regarding COVID and the locations protocols.  [...]

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2020: Guide to Summer Camps in Sarasota & Manatee

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*Please be sure to contact each camp to ensure accurate camp information* When “school’s out for summer” we know finding summer camps in Sarasota &...