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Drowning Is Silent: A Local Mom’s Plea to Help Save Lives

Trigger Warning: The following post describes a traumatic event related to drowning that may be emotionally upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised.Did you know drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children aged one to four? I didn’t until last month. While on our annual beach vacation with five other […]

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Living Our Best Life: Golf Cart Edition

Shortly after moving to Florida I noticed that several communities advertised being ‘golf cart friendly.’ My next thought was typical, then where is the golf course? At first, I was baffled that sometimes there isn’t even a course within riding distance to these neighborhoods. Fast forward a few years and we found ourselves moving to […]

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SAMB Spotlight: St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

Our St. Augustine skyline would be incomplete without the striking figure of our historic lighthouse. The emblematic beacon rises above the coastline with its unmistakable black and white candy stripe during the day. At moonrise, a piercing beam of light cuts through the night sky, traveling up to 25 miles from the cherry-topped tower. The brick […]

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Adults Can Learn Bigger Lesson From The Build-A-Bear Fiasco

On Wednesday, a notification popped up in my Facebook feed about a “Pay Your Age” promotion for Bonus Club Members at Build-A-Bear Workshops. Customers who belonged to the complimentary Bonus Club could pay their age (up to 29) for any stuffed animal in the Build-A-Bear inventory.  For those who aren’t familiar, at Build-A-Bear Workshop guests choose […]

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St. Augustine Day Trips: Family-Friendly Farms

We are fortunate to live on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, where our child is growing up exploring sand dunes, collecting seashells and spotting gopher tortoises digging their holes. But it’s so nice to also be able to cross the bridge to the mainland and head westward into the woods and immediately be immersed in […]

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