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...
The world hit pause for a little while, causing many of us to reflect, myself included. From one day to the next, my routine came to a halt. I could no longer take my toddler to the park or buy...
2020 has been a rollercoaster for most of us. Marriage. Baby. Isolation. My husband and I got married on January 18th, 2020, and had the perfect day ever. We came home from our honeymoon and found out exactly 23 days after our...
It’s been over a month since a panic attack. My anxiety and PTSD that are usually constant companions bubbling under the surface and ready to explode into a debilitating panic attack that wiped me out and rendered me useless for...
Written by Merab Favorite, The Florida Center for Early Childhood The decision to send my children back to preschool wasn’t an easy one. I knew there were risks involved that were out of my control. However, I felt threats to their...
Written By Jennifer Gravesen, School-Based Mental Health Therapist Am I doing enough? There are tons of blogs, resources, and websites out there with so much information to take in. Am I getting my child outside enough? Can I support their academics...

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I have PTSD.  My three-year-old son, Zach, had a twin whose heart stopped beating at 19 weeks.  For the remainder of the pregnancy, I lived in denial.  I would envision bringing two babies home. I could picture myself holding them both and...
Here We Go Again, a New Year Has Begun The New Year has come around again. For many, it is a time for change, for new beginnings, a fresh start. Some hold on to stress. Who here needs a good...
As much as we love the holidays, it can also be a stressful time of year! From balancing holiday cheer with the "fun hangover" to navigating the feelings of obligation to make everyone's day special, there's a lot to...
Like most people, I had plans for my life. Goals, dreams, hopes. We all know that things rarely end up as we had planned. If we have lost a job, had health problems, had a bad relationship or lost...

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Since we live in "endless summer," we have created the Splash and Swim Guide to make it easy to find places to take the...