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Bryna

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Bryna is a stay at home mom who recently moved to Riverside in Jacksonville, Florida after living in Japan for six years. From figuring out how to make a foreign country 'home' to figuring out how the heck her six year old son can get pee BEHIND the toilet, Bryna approaches life with humor and open-mindedness. A huge advocate for Waldorf education and an overall gentle approach to parenting, Bryna enjoys exploring the world with her two children through eyes of wonder and excitement. She loves to write and writes about what she loves; family, traditions, food, wine, and how to find happy in everything.

I See You There, at the End of Your Rope

I see you, there at the end of your rope. I see you, grasping it so tightly that your hands are numb. I see you because I am right there with you, rope in...

A PSA about PSL

I’m on to you, Starbucks. You too, Trader Joes. The calendar flips to September and you bring out the Fall foliage décor and your pumpkin flavored offerings. Instagram is overflowing with PSL selfies. The shelves...

Toughen Up? Raising Your Child’s Emotional IQ

He was beaming from ear to ear, running towards me with outstretched arms. I kneeled down, arms open, ready for the pounce-hug that had become our school pick up routine. All of a sudden...

Husband vs. Children: The Hierarchy of the Heart

I just assembled a third lunch for my son. He’s six (and a half, thankyouverymuch) and growing like a weed and history has taught me that a full belly is a happy belly. He...

The Bay & Bee Family: Finding Your ‘Spot’ in Jacksonville

When we moved to Jacksonville last summer, I was beyond eager and ready to find our ‘spot.' You know, the place that feels like home; your go-to excursion when you have to get out...

What it Means for Love to Truly Win

June 26, 2015 Isn’t it somewhat strange to be actively participating in a day that you know you will remember forever? Had I known what a historic day Friday, June 26 2015 would end up...

Military Strong: #HowWeFamily

It was seven years ago this month when my husband and I moved to Misawa, Japan. Jeff accepted a job with the Department of Defense, working on a US Air Force Base as an...

The Personal Shopper Experience with Whole Foods Market

For the past two weeks, my husband has been out of town for work. Solo parenting... the struggle is real. Almost every single night my sweet children would look up at me, right around...

Get Your Face(book) Out of My Marriage

Every year on the sixth of May, around lunchtime, I place a heated call to my husband and say “Well… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY….” And every year on the sixth of May at lunchtime my husband...

Never be a Bystander: Raising Children in the Age of Cyber Bullying

The first time it happened we were at the playground. Noah was a new five-year-old and just starting to venture off away from me to meet other children. He was so excited to play...

I Should Have Fought

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The ribbon is teal, and the goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence. I decided to write this post. I made a questionnaire and invited anyone who...

Better Than a House Call: The Amwell App

I knew what was coming. Spring had sprung here in Jacksonville, and what started as a subtle tickle in the nose soon escalated to a full on allergy attack. Peaking right when my husband...