I have to admit I was a bit taken aback the first time I heard my daughter being described as "sassy." It was as if somehow in just a millisecond I recognized that my toddler was now being subjected...
It was a beautiful day at the beach until I heard the dreaded words: "Mom! I have to go poop." I don't think there are too many of us that will deny peeing in the ocean. It is so convenient....
I'm joking, right? Not exactly... I thought it would be boys chasing my daughter that would cause me to go gray. So far that hasn't been the case. Luckily, my teenage daughter has not been bothered by overly aggressive boys...
It was midnight on the night before the first day of school. I had finally set my "first-day teacher jitters" aside and fallen asleep when a sudden loud noise jolted me out of bed. It was our house alarm...
Please stop telling me I’ll miss the hard days I’m in. I wake up and rush to get two out of three of my kids to two different schools on time. One is in elementary, one is in middle...
There was a time when my husband came home from work that our child would go running to the front door as fast as her toddler feet could carry her, shouting “DADDY!” with outstretched arms as he crouched down...
My 12-year-old son didn't have the best football season this past year. In fact, his team didn't win one single game. At first, I was frustrated that they couldn't win one game. Then, after watching them lose I became...
"The One Where My Kids Never Help." If you're a FRIENDS fan I hope you enjoy that reference. I don't care if your a working mom, stay at home mom or work from home mom. If there are humans you...
Anxious about your late walker? I know how you feel. As my daughter approached her first birthday, my husband and I were on walk-watch. My son had walked right around 12 months so we anticipated she would follow suit....
It was like any other Thursday, except we had driven to Jacksonville after school for his doctor’s appointment. October had been quite a busy month with appointments, fall festivals, and Halloween excitement, and he really wanted to go to...

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...