Entering my thirties was a transition. I was settling into divorced life and our new life here in Sarasota. I was gaining my confidence back while working on being more intentional with self-care. For me, I started self-care with learning how...
The age-old saying, "trust your gut," always seems so cliche. However, as a mom, it is the most important saying. When my son was born, the nurses and staff immediately pressured me to breastfeed. He latched well, yet my milk...
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...
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...
Screen time – the phrase can often be as contentious as vaccines or spanking. And while there are people on all ends of the spectrum, I’m not here to pick sides. There really is no right or wrong if...
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Pumpkin Spice! It's that time of year. Fall is coming! Even though here in Florida we are still sweating through the days, trying our darnest to convince ourselves the weather is even the...
I have had this conversation with my daughter so many times this year, I sound like a broken record. I don't know if this happens with all elementary school-aged girls, but the cliques are forming fast and fierce at...
Grandparents Day is Upon Us! If you are like me, your grandparents, or child(ren)'s grandparents live a pretty good ways away. Yes, visits happen, but then it's time to leave as soon as it started. This can be upsetting for...

Embracing Florida Fall

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   Well, it's here. Fall. In Florida. Fall definitely looks different here than it does for a lot of the other states. Some people would even joke that Florida doesn't have a fall at all. Whatever your feelings about fall...
When I was growing up and thinking about being a parent, I totally envisioned myself at ball games, or track meets, or cheerleading competitions, or any other number of sporting events cheering on my kiddo. I was not a...

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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 &...

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