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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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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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Father's Day

{2018} Father’s Day Celebrations In & Around St. Augustine

Father’s Day is just around the corner and local businesses in St. Augustine are here to help you out! From crafts to experiences, you’re sure to find something for that special Dad in your life. Donuts with Dad at Doing Dishes Pottery Studios | June 16 Join us for a coffee and juice. Choose a […]

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Minimalist Mom: My Digital Detox (Cutting Down on Social Media)

This winter, a Facebook friend posted a screenshot of their battery percentage use, found in the settings of their iPhone. This friend was mortified and concerned at how much of their percentage (and time) was being devoted to Facebook. I can’t remember precisely, but I want to say their percentage was around 15%. This prompted […]

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More than Books: A Mom’s Guide to Your Public Libraries

Do you still think of libraries as only buildings for books? St. Johns County Public Library System has so much more to offer for families than just books! For new as well as experienced moms, libraries are a safe haven. There are storytimes and kids classes,  a variety of wellness activities (yoga!), adult craft classes, […]

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