baby blues

Not Just Baby Blues

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When I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I was elated, and scared, and ALL the things. Then the morning (all day) sickness set in, and I was vomiting if someone looked at me wrong. There...
It’s 7:30 on a Saturday morning and my 4 year old is wailing from the time out chair. It's the 3rd time I’ve had to put him there this morning, and he’s only been up an hour. His indiscretions...
letting go

Letting Go

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My kids are still young, but we have been slowly hitting milestones over the last several years that are tough to swallow, some of which are experiences that I’m not present for and letting go is so hard. There...
I want to tell you the tale of my life with a minivan...  Living near the beach with kids it goes without saying that my car is full of summer gear, soccer balls, toys, beach chairs, sand; LOTS of...
Every night like clock work after the whole house is still and sound asleep, I pray over you and tuck you in with a 100 kisses goodnight.  After a long busy day of working and being distracted by our daily...
Yes!... I’ll be the first to say I rerun the dishwasher without fully unloading it. Eek! Sometimes my days consist of not matching every family member's socks. Sometimes, my husband will find my socks in his drawer and his...
before the internet

Before The Internet

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If you were born on or after August 6, 1991, then you will never know what life was like before the internet. I have been thinking about this lately because my husband and I have been having conversations about...
In this year of uncertainty my kids going back to school was something I was looking forward to. We picked traditional school for our family. Not to get rid of them and out of the house- just to provide...
Motherhood. What a ride, am I right? As soon as they put that tiny 8 pound 2 oz bundle of squirmy joy on your chest after many hours of pushing (in my case), your life is forever and ever...
First and foremost, if you happened to Google “What to do when I’m choking” and stumbled on this post, please close your internet browser, and call 911. If not, then carry on. Do you ever feel like you’re choking? Like you...
Ah, Covid-19. You've brought us all so much frustration, but maybe some new opportunities as well. I am just a normal mom of three who loves her lunches with girl friends, quick pop ins to Anthropology and Target, and...
It gets better.   I found myself saying that phrase to a few friends recently when talking about mom life, kids, and relationships.  Maybe I shouldn't tell them it gets better.   Maybe I should tell them the truth. The truth is...
Back in March when my babes started their spring break, we had no idea what to expect. We didn't know that they wouldn't actually attend school again in class this year. The teachers and administrators struggled to throw something...
If your family dynamic is anything like ours, getting our son Issac to have screen-free time is like walking into a literal battleground. I mean really, you better be suited up with your straightest face/mommy voice and be ready...

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Family Fun Day celebrating Pediatrics on the Emerald Coast

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Join us on Saturday 6/26 for a family fun day celebrating the new expansion of Northwest Florida's only children's hospital!  WHEN SATURDAY, JUNE 26 FROM 9-11AM   WHERE  ASCENSION...