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From Beauty to Beast

From Beauty to Beast:: The Unappealing Side of Motherhood

 I have never felt so unappealing as I do now. I have been mauled by motherhood and have developed an allergy to loveliness. It’s not just the unruly curves of my post mom body. I can handle a few extra pounds. The curves make me more approachable, and they are bringing me closer to my ultimate […]

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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Putting Pinterest to the Test {Easter Egg Edition}

What is your Pinterest experience? Mine usually goes something like this: I want to make something with or for my kids, I have an idea, but need a little inspiration. Current example: Easter eggs. As a kid, we grabbed crayons, and store-bought dye had a blast coloring and dunking, and we were done. Of course, I have […]

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Garden Grow - Dig in the Dirt

Gardening Guide for Brown Thumbs

SPRING is HERE! Yes, I know, it has pretty much been here since Fall, but it is OFFICIALLY here now! And it is the perfect time to freshen up those flower beds. At this point you are probably assuming that someone who is writing about gardening knows A LOT about Horticulture, well you would be wrong. My husband […]

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Creative activities for kids in St. Augustine

Creative Activities for Kids — Art, Science, Theatre, and FUN! 

As a mom in St. Augustine for more than 14 years, I love finding new ways to keep my three children LEARNING while having fun! Recently, I’ve come across painting classes at the newly-opened Collaborative District, and hands-on arts and science workshops at tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine. Our tried-and-true family activity is seeing shows […]

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Dr Seuss Birthday

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: Celebrating the Author that Shaped Our Childhoods

Through iconic stories like “The Cat and the Hat,” “The Lorax,” and “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known as Dr. Seuss – influenced countless generations with forty-six books for children. In honor of Dr. Seuss, March 2nd is declared Dr. Seuss Day, a full twenty-four hours to hear a Who […]

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Alligator Farm

St. Augustine’s October Bucket List

After the dust settles with school starting, my family looks forward to Fall Fun. Having kids brings fall fun to another epic level. Over the last couple of years, my family has tried all the family fun in St. Augustine–the good and the bad. With something to do every weekend, it’s always tough to choose! Here […]

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