I am writing this post two weeks post-partum with my second baby in two years (yay for two under two!). I nursed my first baby for just under ten months, so I’ve had about a seven-month break from the...
Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book. For example, my family is multiracial. Twenty years ago, I wouldn’t be able to find a children’s book that portrayed our uniqueness. Even...
A few weeks ago, I sat and watched my son play with his toys. My son is a 5-year-old Autistic little boy who loves to organize. I watched him take five different color pool rings and place them in...
With the speed of technology in today’s world, our children can be very abreast of current events. Often times, they are aware of things happening before we ever have a clue. My middle schooler informed me about coronavirus long...
As a PreK teacher (and mom of two young boys,) my May calendar is usually jam-packed with the end of year checklists, class parties, school carnivals, VPK graduation, student portfolios, and so much more! In my class, we spend...
It was last spring when those squishy creepy-crawly wannabe butterflies first came into my life. My son happened across a book at the library about raising monarch butterflies. He read through the book and then showed me a picture...
Before I became a mom, I had some pretty solid ideas about the expectations I would hold for my child. In my (inexperienced) mind, I thought I knew all the mom battles to come and how I would never...
The world is full of bullies. There's the cyber kind. The political leader kind. The mom's group kind. And the old fashion middle school kid kind. But, I ain't having any of it. I'm sick of them. I'm over...
Sometimes, an incident can be so traumatic (or important) that it can split our history into two. Kinda like “Before Christ” and “After Christ.” Now it may be a little extreme to say that after today I will refer...
When my first child was a toddler he was bitten by another toddler. I was so upset but also thankful that I was doing something right as a mother since my child was the victim and not the biter....

In + Around St. Augustine

Learning to Love a Florida Fall

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Leaves falling on the ground, football, apple pie baking, PSL, and Hocus Pocus continuously playing on my tv — all signs that fall is...