Balance is my happy place. While I do enjoy some spontaneity from time to time, I also thrive on routine and being in control of my days. My empty calendar makes me anxious, and not knowing what to expect...
I have been hella moody on and off for weeks now. All things (pandemic) considered, everything is well in my world and at the same time everything is flipped upside down.  I can’t say that anything specific is “wrong”...
I posted this picture on Easter, and shortly afterward I felt an overwhelming urge to offer a disclaimer caption: **This is not an accurate depiction of how our day is going.** In fact, that day had been one of the...
April is Alcohol Awareness month but for me, it’s more about Alcohol Self Awareness. I've changed my relationship with alcohol drastically within the last year. I drink maybe one or two adult beverages a month but that used to...
Ah stress. That pesky little thing that many of us seem to not be able to get a handle on. Whether you’re stressed from trying to get your kids out the door and to school on time, working to...
Socially distancing ourselves has been a hot topic lately. We are all encouraged to practice socially distancing ourselves from each other to try and "flatten the curve" of the number of cases of diagnosed coronavirus. When our schools announced...
Congratulations on your new baby! Labor and delivery were hard, but now you have a lovely new bundle to love. You are so lucky! What a beautiful new mommy. Of course, you’re tired, emotional, and overwhelmed. It’s part of being...
Eleven unread messages. That little red bubble glares at me, reminding me of all the texts I haven't responded to, or even looked at for fear of being faced with reality. Messenger calls me out next: five more unread...
In the last month, I found myself having to surrender "Mom Control." On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, I broke my leg. I wish I had a dramatic story with which to dazzle you, but it was a freak accident, resulting...
I’m tired of books that tell me to “wash my face” and “stop apologizing.” I’m over hearing about how I need to be “brave” or a “warrior.” I don’t want to start a “project” to find happiness and I...

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...