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Coast to Coast Bucket List: Summer Vacations Destinations for Florida Families

​There are so many amazing destinations from Florida’s coast to coast that it would be impossible to list them all! This year I decided that as a family we would make a bucket list of local destinations to explore that is right here in Central Florida and within driving distance! Let’s start on the East […]

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Three things you can do to help your children prepare for a divorce

Going through a divorce is difficult, painful and stressful but even more so for your children. Preparing in advance can assist the children in going through this transitional period. It is important to keep in mind the best interests of the children and encourage your spouse to work with you as a co-parent in dealing […]

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Stumbling Toward the Last Day of School

Today I was taunted by a box of tissues. Not even Kleenex, mind you,  but generic Target up & up™ brand tissues. The tissues sit in a bin in our utility room next to a disgustingly dirty backpack and mock me by representing the memory of “enthusiastic August mom” while laughing at “stumbling toward the last day of school May mom.” […]

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Real Talk with New Moms

There is a popular quote that has been floating around the internet.  “To be a mother is to watch your heart walk around outside of your body.” I mean, really?! These words couldn’t explain motherhood any better. So many overwhelming emotions all at once, and sometimes you don’t have control over all of them.  So, […]

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Their Space

  I’m conflicted about the state of my daughters’ bedrooms. They are thirteen and their rooms are a perpetual state of mess. One occasionally gets tired of her own mess and picks up. Her twin does not. I have always been a little OCD. Well, OK, maybe a lot. As a child my bedroom was […]

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A Dragon Ate My Princess: 7 Scary Tales of Mothering Girls Through Puberty

You’ve heard of the 7 year itch in marriage? Well, there’s a 7 year twitch in parenting. Ages 11 – 18. I’m halfway through death valley, seasoned in dodging the eye roll but still learning the slang and technology. For those just entering these years, let me be your cautionary tale. These are the seven […]

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