Lindsay Cofield-Solie

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.”

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

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

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

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

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 phone...

The Most Valuable Gift

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

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

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,...

Don’t Call My Daughter a ‘Tomboy’

When I found out my oldest child was going to be a girl, I had visions of ballet class and glitter dancing in my head. I am a very "girlie" girl, and I couldn't...

Parenting with Pride: A Journey of ‘Coming Out’

"Coming Out" is a term most people who have a friend or family member who is gay associate with the beginning of someone’s story. The time they stepped forward and began living their lives...

On the Subject of Infertility: Are You ‘Fine’ or Fine?

I had our fifth and final miscarriage in December. We officially stopped pursuing treatments shortly after that because while I could have physically continued, for the first time in eight years I admitted this...

9 Must-Read Children’s Books for Alternative Families

Kids pick up absolutely everything around them, both good and bad. While my wife and I try and limit our kids’ exposure to entertainment that might be negative (no more SVU marathon weekends!), we...

Suffer in Silence, No More: Life After Infertility

Infertility is a path walked by many but discussed by few. It’s not a title anyone wants associated with their family planning, but it affects one out of eight couples. What is talked about...