7 Ways to Show Support To A Single Mom
Jul30

7 Ways to Show Support To A Single Mom

I have always respected single parents. Parenting is hard enough when there are two parents involved, but when you are maintaining a career, running a household, and being a 24 hour a day taxi service/chef/housekeeper for your kids on your own, that takes parenting to a whole new level. I had always known being a single parent is hard, but I never fully understood how hard until I became one myself 10 months ago. After being a stay at...

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Out of the Darkness, Into the Light, Let’s End Domestic Violence
Jul07

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light, Let’s End Domestic Violence

I thought it was hard to write the Behind The Scenes post, but this one is proving even more difficult to write. Telling the truth can be really hard sometimes. Speaking up about some things can be really scary. But after you take that first step, after you reach out for help for the first time, an incredible sense of relief comes over you. A realization that we are not as alone as we had thought becomes clear. The Darkness I spent...

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6 Ways Travel Is Healing
Jun27

6 Ways Travel Is Healing

One of the many things I love about travel is how healing it truly is. Life can be overwhelming, scary, painful even – how many times a week do you mutter the words “I need a vacation” in response to these emotions?! I think I may say it daily… Sometimes the pain is so strong, the overwhelming feelings are so deep that travel is the only way to heal, allowing you to leave everything behind and give yourself some space to refresh...

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My Paris Cut Hair Experience
Jun15

My Paris Cut Hair Experience

Choosing a hair salon and finding that perfect stylist that just knows how you like it (and makes you look stunning) can be very very tricky. Especially if you are new to having to color your hair, like I am. Thanks to life (ahem… my kids) a few years ago, the time came to begin coloring my hair. Being a Leo through and through, I take a lot of pride in my hair and was simply not ready to be grey!! So my search began for the perfect...

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Behind the Scenes
Jun09

Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes, I have been re-learning life, as a single mom. I’m not gonna lie, it has been a really tough transitional period, for all of us. And even though I know it is just a season, one that has nearly passed, it has been an important time for healing, learning, and growth for myself and my children. I’m sure you have noticed I have not been posting as consistently as I normally do. That is because I have been struggling to...

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7 Reasons Why Multigenerational Family Travel Rocks!
Jun07

7 Reasons Why Multigenerational Family Travel Rocks!

I’ve been sharing a lot lately about our amazing trip to Visit Sarasota Florida. It was a multigenerational family travel vacation unlike one we had ever had before, so so good! There are loads of reasons why this was such an awesome trip (the incredible activities and things to do in Sarasota, great weather, very cool people everywhere – Sarasota just has a fantastic vibe to it) but the main one, the really big reason why this was...

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Family Travel: The Sailor Circus in Sarasota Florida
Jun03

Family Travel: The Sailor Circus in Sarasota Florida

Lately, I have been sharing all about our multigenerational family vacation to Sarasota Florida. We had such a great time there! One of the most spectacular things we did while in Sarasota was to attend The Sailor Circus. In my post on The Ringling Museum, I explained how Sarasota has a rich history in the circus arts. It is not only a place for people to come and see and learn about everything circus, but it is also an...

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Family Travel: Our Ringling Museum Experience
Jun01

Family Travel: Our Ringling Museum Experience

Many people don’t realize that Sarasota Florida was originally settled by the Ringling Brothers when they moved their winter circus headquarters there in 1927. At the time, it was mostly undeveloped and seemed the perfect place to set up for them thanks to the weather and available space. Since that time, Sarasota has grown to become a hub for everything circus, fine arts and incredible performances. There are so many wonderful things...

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Facing My Fear – My TreeUmph! Adventure Course Experience
May20

Facing My Fear – My TreeUmph! Adventure Course Experience

I have always had a fear of heights, even as a young child. I would close my eyes as we crossed bridges, silently sing or count to myself as I rode the chair lift up the ski slope, and stayed as far from the edge as possible when hiking… but I would never let it hold me back from doing and trying new things. Now, as a mama, I want my children to experience as much as they can without any restrictions. I refuse to pass on my silly fear...

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Our Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Experience
May04

Our Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Experience

Recently we took an amazing, multigenerational family trip to Sarasota Florida. We chose this destination because this town has such a chilled out peaceful vibe to it and is filled with fascinating culture and art that I thought it would be the perfect place for my littles to get some grandparent time mixed in with some fun adventures! One of the best activities we did while there was a visit to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Marie...

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