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...
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...
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...

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: 3 Easy Recipes to Warm You Up

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As soon as temperatures dip (and here in Florida, that can mean just into the 60s & 70s) it’s like my body instinctually goes...