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Fitting In Fitness (And Why I Do It)

Five days a week, my alarm goes off at 4:30 AM. To add insult to injury, one of those days falls on a weekend. Sometimes, I snooze for a few minutes, but by 4:40, I scoop up the stack of clothes placed directly next to the bed, sneak into the bathroom to brush my teeth […]

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Local Races That Will Do Our Kids Good

Over the last few years, the rise in the popularity of running has led to the development of more local races, designed to support local charities and community. And we are fortunate to have more and more of these great events in our backyard. Whether you are a regular runner or considering dipping your toe […]

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Staying Fit with Kids in St. Augustine

As we bid farewell to 2017, most of us are deciding what we hope to accomplish in the new year. Whether we call them resolutions or goals, it is likely that  “getting active” or “working out more” make the cut. Of course, when you’re a parent, carving out the time for a consistent workout regimen […]

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Five Ways to Simplify Your Holiday

Can you believe it’s December? It feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2017 and wondering how it was already January. Now we’re doing it all over again. And, if you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how to fit it all in before we say hello to another year. As each holiday season passes, […]

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Confessions of a Cub Scouts Mom

This summer, I became a Cub Scouts mom and Den Leader. I know. I’m surprised, too. With a part-time job, my freelance writing and my position on the PTA Board of a new school, this was not quite in the plan.  My den is comprised of nine (soon to be 10) fourth graders. We have […]

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To Forty And Beyond

In May, I did it. I went “Over The Hill” and turned forty. Whatever that means. When I was younger, turning 40 seemed like such a terrifying milestone. Party decorations tended towards all black, accented with bifocals, canes, and walkers. As if life was over. As if by turning 40, you really were teetering on […]

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What’s Your School Supply Shopping Style?

The back to school countdown is on, and school-aged families across the county are scrambling to squeeze in those last visits to the beach or enjoy those last late-night popsicles. Local schools have released their supply shopping lists, and the hunt for pre-sharpened pencils, 16-count boxes of crayons and pronged plastic folders is underway. Moms […]

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So We’ve Been Rezoned. Now What?

Last year, halfway through third grade, we got some upsetting news. St. Johns County was building three, brand new, desperately needed elementary schools. And we were being rezoned into one of them. It was a crushing blow. We had been at our school since Kindergarten. We were in love with the principal, with the teachers, with […]

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Five Great End of Year Teacher Gifts!

Can you believe it? School’s almost out for summer! In St. Johns County, that final dismissal bell will ring at 1:50 PM on May 24. Our kids will pour out the school doors, ready for the long weeks of whatever June, July and August have to offer. But before they say their goodbyes, here are […]

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