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The BEST of SAMB: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

2017 was a great year for St. Augustine Moms Blog as we continue to grow and connect moms in the St. Augustine community! We certainly plan on enjoying every moment during these last few weeks of the year, but we wanted to take some time to reflect on 2017 and share what YOU have loved most right here on the blog. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading along this year as much as we’ve enjoyed sharing!  

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Without further ado, here are the TOP 10 most read and most loved posts in 2017. We hope you enjoy re-reading and sharing them as much as we have!

SAMB Top 10!

Infertility Awareness Week

“It’s Infertility Awareness Week, and it feels unfair of me to even write this article. I feel guilty because I’m one of the lucky ones. Each word I write stings …  because I know.”

Car Line

“If you’ve made it to preschool or beyond, you will know that there are some interesting dynamics at play in the car line. We are still at the preschool level, but I’ve heard from some veterans that the stakes are higher once you leave the sheltered confines of preschool.”

Firstborn note

“To my first born, These last few days have been tough. Not only for you but for me also. This week we welcomed your new sibling into the world and although there is much joy, there is also sadness. You see, I hadn’t anticipated this sadness.”

Unmedicated birth

“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 she succeeds in her mission.”



Life Hacks

“Life is challenging. Here are real-life hacks I use in order to keep my sanity as a mom of four. You can read this list two ways. One, read just the headings. These are real things that I do to keep our house under control. Or, two, read the descriptions. These explanations may have come from the edge of sanity.”


What I didn't know about getting an epidural feature

“There’s a ton of debate and controversy when it comes to having a medicated labor and delivery. According to Fit Pregnancy, more than 60% of all women have an epidural when giving birth. When I became pregnant with my first daughter, the pain of labor scared me. I knew I wanted some sort of pain management.”

The Grinch Who Almost Stole Christmas Feature

“St. Augustine, FL–a quaint tourist town who often charts the tops of lists for its spectacular display lights during the holidays–woke up to terrible news on November 6th. The St. Augustine Record broke the news that the annual Christmas parade had been canceled.”

Photo Credit: Chelsea Stevenson Photography

“As a military spouse of around 12 years, I certainly do not consider myself a veteran. But I have been around the block a time or two. This month, we honor our military spouses, and I am forever grateful for the civilian support that many of you provide to each and every one of us.”

Free Things to Do in St. Augustine

“Looking for ideas for things to do this summer around St. Augustine? Look no further! Here is a list of 20 FREE or almost FREE things to do with your family around town.”

St. Augustine

“Fall is in the air and that means it’s festival season in St. Augustine. Whether you’re looking for good food, music or even a free kid zone these Fall Festivals are sure to have something the entire family can enjoy. Check our list and tell us your favorites!”

A Few Honorable Mentions

Now we want to hear from you! What were some of your favorite SAMB Blogs from 2017? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks again for an awesome year, and we look forward to what 2018 has in store. Happy New Year!


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