Maya Sutherland

Maya is a full-time SAHM who squeezes in part-time work as a Local Childcare Consultant for an au pair agency.  She was born in Ohio but has spent most of her childhood and adult life in Florida. She is André's devoted wife and mother to 3-year-old daughter Audrey, 1-year-old Mason and her fur baby, 12-year-old Egyptian Mau cat named Midnight. Maya earned an A.S. in Culinary Dietetic Technician and a B.A.S in Supervision and Management from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Her professional background is in management and most recently she managed a skilled nursing facility food service department staff of 15.  Maya has a long-time love affair with food and is happiest when she is in the kitchen preparing fresh, homemade meals for her family, utilizing her numerous gadgets and food preparation-specialty items. She also is an aspiring business owner but hasn't figured out what she wants to do 'when she grows up' yet.  In her spare time, she loves painting rocks, coloring using colored pencils,  yoga,  listening to podcasts or audiobooks,  and online shopping. Earlier this year she started a personal blog.  You can follow her at, Instagram @5spicemomma, and Facebook @5spicemomma.

How to Survive Working from Home with Kids

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Florida Prepaid: Helping Generations of Parents Save for College

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Planning Your Spring Break Staycation in Jacksonville

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A Tea-Lover’s Guide to Local Tea Shops in Jacksonville

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My Quest for Black Santa

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My Daughter’s Obsession with Elsa Hair

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Your Fall Guide to All Things Pumpkin Spice in Jax

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Having Gratitude During a Hurricane Day Off

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