Nicole O'Sullivan

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A Gulf Coast Florida native, Nicole relocated to Jacksonville to earn her Nursing Degree at the University of North Florida (UNF). It was there she met her football-loving husband, even though they didn’t date or marry until many years later. She is currently living out her dream of being a stay-at-home mom to their three beautiful, blue-eyed children (Liam, 6, Declan, 4, Leighton, 1). Their daughter made a dramatic debut in October 2014 arriving 17 weeks early following a car accident due to a placental abruption. After spending 4 months in the NICU and coming home on oxygen, they recently celebrated Leighton's first birthday. Prior to becoming a Lego enthusiast and referee, she enjoyed her role as a Clinical Specialist for St. Jude Medical. An athlete her entire life, it wasn’t until after she started having children that Nicole discovered her love of running. She's completed many 1/2 marathons, a marathon and a couple sprint triathlons, with a goal to finish a 1/2 Ironman in 2016. When she’s not snapping photos, she enjoys attempting a Pinterest project, an occasional glass of wine, or a night out with friends. This mom loves to plan and organize everything, except what’s for dinner!
Father's Day Picture

Father’s Day Guide to Crafts and Gift Ideas

I have fond memories of my dad growing up, and fortunately, he's still around to be a part of my children's lives. Each year we loved honoring him and making a big deal about...

Born Too Soon: Our 1 Pound Miracle

A car accident caused by a distracted driver when I was 17 weeks pregnant forever changed our lives, especially that of our unborn child. Following the accident, a chronic placental abruption would result in...
Gender Debate

The Gender Debate: to Reveal or Wait?

It's difficult putting into words the feelings I've had for the past 6 weeks. I had an abdominal ultrasound at 12 weeks, and the sonographer was 90% sure it was a girl! He was...
Embracing Strengths

Embracing your Child’s Strengths

Not fond of surprises, we found out the sex of our first baby as soon as we were able to. I still can't fathom how people can go through their entire pregnancy without knowing...
Magic Milk Colors

Summer Camp at Home

Now that we're a few weeks into summer are your kids struggling with boredom? Are you and your kids driving each other crazy? Are you wishing they were in camp, but don't want to...

5 Activities to Buy Mom Some Time

As a stay-at-home mom of two young boys, I can honestly say I'm busier now than ever. I'm not complaining, though, because I am absolutely grateful for the things I've taken on, but occasionally I...

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Week takes place the first full week of May. As mentioned in my previous post, I Heart My Teacher!, educators play an important role in our children's lives. For a profession that...

The Pinterest Diaries: Crafty Success and a Culinary Mess

I love finding crafts on Pinterest to make with my kids, do it yourself (DIY) projects, unique gift ideas, inspiration for parties, and even recipes.
5 Fun Science Experiments

5 Fun Science Experiments

In the midst of my second year hosting a home preschool co-op, we've attempted numerous experiments and activities with our toddlers and preschoolers. Unfortunately, not all of them were successful, easy, or engaging enough...
Building excitement for the Olympic Games

Building Excitement for the Olympic Games

The opening ceremony of the XXII Sochi Olympic Winter Games 2014 kicked off on Friday, February 7 at 12:18pm ET. I'm dating myself here, but the 1984 Olympic Games took place while I was...
Forming a Co-op

Preschool Alternatives: Forming a Co-op

It was almost three years ago to the day that the talks about sending my first child to preschool began. He was only 15 months old at the time, and as a stay at...
You Rule Valentines

I Heart My Teacher!

As a follow up to my post last week about Easy DIY Valentines for students, I'd also like to share a few simple ideas for teachers. They have the important role of educating our...