As a parent, we teach our children many things, but sometimes it’s the things they teach us that are really profound. I don’t mean how to function despite sleep deprivation, how to go to the bathroom with an audience,...
You can do anything, but you can't do everything.  I am not sure who wrote that saying, but the very first time I heard it I instantly connected. I have a type-A personality, and to know me is to know...
He ran down the sidewalk laughing. His awkward proportions had no effect on his speed as he propelled himself toward me. Suddenly, the rubber sole of his shoe caught on the cement, abruptly stopping his sprint, and he tumbled...
We decided to pick up and go. I quickly packed 2 days worth of clothes for all 4 of us. Enough swimsuits, snacks, and hotel toys for a little weekend away. My house looked like a tornado hit it...
I’d like to think I would be a good advocate for suicide prevention but not as someone who has overcome suicidal tendencies but because I live a life as someone left behind after the suicide of my husband. At...
Life pre-pandemic was hard but manageable. I was exhausted all the time, hardly saw my husband due to both our jobs and could barely keep my temper in check with the kids. But that was the norm, and I...

ISO A Mom Friend

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Will you be my friend? No, seriously, I need a friend. Is that you? Are you out there? I’ve lived in St. Augustine for nearly a year and so far I know exactly one mom. She’s amazing, sweet, kind, caring,...
Sitting in my new-to-me glider, holding that 9 lb 3 ounce, swaddled to perfection little boy, brought visions of what these beginning moments of motherhood would be like to a quick reality. It did not matter how much he...
Not a unique story: I became a mom, started juggling work, pregnancies, babies then toddlers, the cooking, the cleaning (or lack thereof)… and somehow, I kind of lost myself. The harsh realization came one day at work. There I...
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...

In + Around St. Augustine

Summer Camps Around St Johns County

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We understand things are uncertain right now, and there is so much unknown. But, as moms, we’re working hard to maintain hope for brighter...