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Lindsay Cofield-Solie

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An island girl at heart, Lindsay grew up on Hilton Head SC before heading to Florida State University. She met her wonderful wife in Jacksonville before they headed to Chicago together where Lindsay worked as an investment analyst. After deciding six winters in the Midwest were plenty they moved back to Jacksonville, new baby girl in tow, in 2013. A second daughter joined their estrogen filled household in 2014, completing their family. Lindsay works as a digital servicing strategy analyst for a large financial corporation while momming it up with her two active girls. She is also the co-director and co-founder of both Parenting with Pride North Florida and Jacksonville LGBT Families, two organizations that develop and deliver programming and activities for LGBTQIA+ families in the North Florida area. She enjoys weekends at the beach covered in sunscreen and sand. Her second home is at Disney and truly believes “the dream that you wish will come true.”

Fostering Friendships From Afar

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With social distancing and travel restrictions in place, this year has been a challenge in keeping friendships afloat. I always joked that I was not someone who likes hugs (and I know I’m not...
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Be Your Best YOU! Self-Esteem Boosters We All Could Use

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Let’s be honest, the last year hasn’t been a cakewalk, and it often feels like things that used to be easy (or at least manageable) now take a Herculean effort to complete. Multiply that...
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Burpees in the Wild

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I took the "quarantine 15" very seriously. Between an athletic injury that sidelined me just a few weeks before the world shut down and the general survival mode and comfort food consumption that happened...
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My Child, My Choice: Why We Chose School-Based Virtual Learning

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Like every other parent in the area, this past spring I heaved a huge sigh of relief on the last day of school and patted myself on the back for completing crisis learning with...
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An Ode to the Older Mom

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I see you over there, with your kids the same age as mine but your eyes wiser. Sometimes you look super put together, and I imagine you were maybe some career superwoman, taking her...

Pride Month: It’s So Much More Than Rainbows and Parties

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June signifies the start of summer — bright sunshine, warm weather, and Pride events. Oh, that last one might be a little specific, but it doesn’t have to be! Most community events for Pride...

Sun-Slapped: My Skincare Wakeup Call

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I grew up on the sunny beaches of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in the '80s and '90s. If anyone has visited that idyllic resort town, it was no less magical as a year-round...

Learning to Embrace My ‘Tattooed Mom’ Status

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I’ll never forget the first time I thought about being a “tattooed mom.” It was 2012, and I was crouched over my infant daughter’s car seat, wrestling the buckles while carefully balancing a diaper...
Adventures Without Mom: Big Kid Milestones

Adventures Without Mom: Big Kid Milestones

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When my oldest was born, I couldn’t wait for all the “firsts.” First smile, first laugh, first time she rolled over… I was there for all of it, most of the time with my...

The Most Valuable Gift

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For my oldest daughter’s first birthday, I went all out. Handmade decorations, homemade pizza for 30 people, perfectly Pinterest’ed rainbow cupcakes… it was perfect, beautiful, and everything I imagined my first child’s first birthday...

Because You See Me, I Exist

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Difference is what makes us unique and beautiful. Our differences can cross all sorts of social and cultural experiences, and that sometimes requires reaching out of our immediate circles to find ways to embrace...
Mama on the Go: Traveling for Work

Mama on the Go: Traveling for Work

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There is no doubt that being a working mom comes with its own set of victories and struggles. My wife and I both work full-time, demanding jobs, and there are multiple schedules to juggle,...