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...
Does anyone else have this as a parenting goal? I’d love to spare my children some (or all) of the suffering I’ve experienced but that’s impossible to predict. They will also have to move through difficult seasons and learn...
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...
I got my first job at 16. I had the extreme luxury of staying at home with my kids when they were little. So now, after a few sweet years off for babies, I have a whopping 20 years...
Mother’s Day is in the rearview mirror now. For a lot of us, that means another trip around the sun before we receive any sort of official recognition for what feels like a daily Herculean effort to keep our...
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...
I’ve long maintained the belief that I could wear a body cam on any given day and submit the footage as an application to make an appearance on that classic family show, Kids Say the Darndest Things. Whether it’s...
Six years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to work from home. As a new, single mother, being able to stay at home with my son was an unbelievable blessing, and it still is. Though working from home...
A few months ago my husband and I were shuttling my five-year-old to flag football games and t-ball practices with our two-year-old in tow. I loved the camaraderie he experienced with his football team and had so much fun...

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...