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Public Breastfeeding in St. Augustine

Every August the world shifts its focus to breastfeeding. I am one of dozens of photographers for the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project, a global activist campaign that aims to normalize public feedings through documentary styled images. I am very thankful to have found such a supportive breastfeeding community here locally – and wish all mothers […]

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A Splash Free Summer:: When Your Kid Breaks a Bone (or Burns a Foot)

Ahh summertime! All the kids are out of school. Long days spent bouncing back and forth between the pool and beach. Late evenings drinking adult beverages while the neighborhood kids run around causing trouble and climbing trees. Day trips to the springs. From May – September my family spends the majority of our time cooling […]

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Taking the easy way out

{Divorce} Taking the Easy Way Out

Upon learning of our separation, a friend insisted the problem with marriage is we make divorce too easy. . .  You’re not supposed to talk about your struggles of any sort or share your pains with the general public. So you’re clearly not supposed to talk about divorce. And, because of that, the narrative surrounding […]

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Unmedicated birth

Skipping the Epidural

When a friend tells you she is working on changing her eating habits you probably wouldn’t respond with “Oh wow – why on earth would you ever want to do that?! Give it a few weeks; you’ll be back to polishing off the dessert tray and downing cheeseburgers in no time!” Instead, you would hope […]

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Perceptions of Young Moms

Perceptions of Young Moms

I was a week and a half late for my period. I wasn’t worried about it, but Milton insisted I buy a pregnancy test. Annoyed, I spent the $15 to get him to stop pestering me. I grabbed a test on my way to school and stopped at the library bathroom before Spanish class to […]

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Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts – Now More than Ever

Make America Kind again. A popular catchphrase that took off in November. Everyone on and off the political spectrum was burnt on politics and on board for it to be ‘over’. But in order to make America kind again, we’re going to need to get uncomfortable first. We need to have the hard talks. The talks […]

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A Gift-Free Christmas

My mom got pregnant with me when she was 16. Needless to say, we weren’t rolling in cash those first years I was earthside. But Christmas? Christmas was different. Valuables were pawned, gifts were shipped across state lines from family, or donated by strangers. No matter how little we had day-to-day, we always had an over the […]

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Megan Soto

Doing It All — Balance is a Scam

I have three small kids. I run a small business. I homeschool. I run around trying to shine light on issues of injustice. “How you do it all!” or “You make it look so easy!” are things I hear often. While I know it’s (almost) always a well-intended sentiment, it never sits well. So I’m […]

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