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...
Talking to your kids about September 11th isn't easy, but as a former high school teacher, and current college instructor, I'm amazed every year by how little students know about that day. I remember every detail about 9/11, it...
My husband started talking about a divorce and sleeping on the couch the week after Thanksgiving. The majority of that month was a blur of holiday happenings and undeniable distance. Before we knew it, it was Christmas week. We...
You didn't expect to fill this role. You didn't expect any of this, to be honest. But you did it. For almost thirty years, you've filled the roles of mother and father for me, and eventually my little brother as...
The Facebook Facade or as I prefer to call it, Fakebook. I am guilty and you might be, too. My life is not perfect or anything even remotely close to it. And I know yours is not either. So why...
I know it’s not a weakness or the person's fault, yet it still has a stigma and a sting when I learn someone has a mental health condition. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that...
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...
Eating Issues I started my first diet when I was 8. At the ripe old age of 10, I officially switched from regular Coke to Diet and never looked back. By the time I was 13, I ran every morning in pitch...

In + Around St. Augustine

11 Social Distancing 4th of July Ideas + FREE Scavenger Hunt...

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Fourth of July looks a little different this year. While many events are cancelled and social distancing is encouraged, there are still plenty of...