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...
We will all get to the point in life that we must let our children go. Most times that comes when they leave home after graduating high school. I have learned recently, that letting go doesn't look the same...
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...
As I stood at the window watching our oldest walk to his classroom on the first day of school, his younger brother waving with excitement and blowing kisses, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I already missed...
Plug covers, life jackets, helmets, baby monitors — as parents, our main focus, the thing that keeps us up at night, is how to keep these tiny humans alive and unharmed. We go to great lengths, and spend good...
Solid hugs, simple life, and even greater advice. To know the love of a grandparent I realize now at the age of 30 something is a rare and great honor. Although September 13th is deemed the designated day to celebrate...
I have actively chosen to move through this year as a challenge instead of a problem and it has been monumental for my mental wellbeing. Challenges are on trend these days, right? My kids are always asking to do...
It was the summer of 2017 when a stranger on the beach brought me to the abrupt realization that moms with young children do not, in fact, vacation when they are accompanied by their children.  My toddler had just made...
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...

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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...