All my life, I loved where I grew up. My home was Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and I was proud of that fact. After graduating from UNF, and my entire family having migrated north, I decided I wanted to...
I miss my mom. We haven’t spoken in five years and I’ve missed her for every single one of them. The sudden disconnect was something I had feared since I was a kid; however, I really don’t think that...

Sex Education and STIs

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Ahh good old Sex Ed. Vague memories and incredibly random pieces that stand out from that chapter of life. I recall watching a video in 5th grade about puberty and what to expect as our bodies change. I remember...
A feeling of heightened awareness washed over me as the stranger approached. It must be something similar to a small animal catching the whiff of a predator nearby. My guard went up, and a scrutinizing evaluation of the man...
For some, getting pregnant comes without any special skill. No charting, no testing, no pills, needles or third parties required. But for others, 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age, things just aren't so simple.  April 19-25 is National Infertility...
I’m proud of this tiger-striped belly and this body. I've made room for an 8-pound human to be created inside of me twice now, and so my organs have had to reorganize themselves multiple times. That just blows my mind...
I was driving my boys to wrestling practice as one does on a Thursday evening when I got a call from my Dad. Right off the bat, I could tell he was nervous. His words were jumpy and I could...
March 8th is International Women's Day - a day to celebrate the great achievements women have made and recognize that women are still facing and fighting hardships today. Last year, my daughter and I, along with over 200 other women, were photographed for local...
I come from a family of intellectuals. As a conscientious and determined student, I  brought home good grades throughout my academic career. I was labeled the "smart kid" by my peers. Naturally, I expected my children to be born...
Driving down to South Florida with my two-year-old son for my grandmother's funeral was just like any other long car trip. Instead of packing for a two day trip within the state, I packed enough for a safari overseas...

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...