"Mommy, you look tired." I was 10 years old when I made that bold statement to my mother. She chuckled and replied, "Baby that’s called the mom look. It’s the sacrifice you make when you become a mommy. You’re too...
I love New Year’s resolutions! The problem for me, is that I’m a chronic breaker of my resolutions. Well, I used to be. Last year, I decided to try a new way to resolve that actually works for me....
Life is full. Good, but full. Days are long, time feels fleeting. It’s a great gift that the life I lead allows me to grow from people, just as much as I help them to grow. At every turn,...
Dear Friends,I am a lucky gal. After 13 months of Mommyhood (Seriously? Is that it?), I can honestly say I've found my Wolfpack here in Jacksonville. (Thank you,  Junior League of Jacksonville, JMB Neighborhood Groups- even the local forum on the What...
As a mother, heck, as a woman… as a human being, I look for things that will bring me some calm and peace during a hard day or week. I’m not talking massages or taking a walk. Albeit those...
You know those days — when you come home and alllll you want to do is park yourself prostrate on the couch and scroll mindlessly through your phone, or binge Wednesday on Netflix, or just stare silently at the...
How has it been FIVE years already?! Since our launch on October 1, 2012 – we have published (literally) thousands of articles written by local moms in our community. Some topics are lighthearted, some more serious, some funny, some...
I was diagnosed with a chronic illness later than many; I was almost 30. It's never going away, there's no cure, no "fixing it-" just an everyday struggle to try and maintain, to not get worse. Not get worse by...
One of the first things out of the mouths of most well-meaning people (usually old ladies in the Publix checkout line) when they discover my daughter is adopted is, “Oh, what a gift!” Cue automatic cringe. Ask any member...
If you haven’t felt the effects of this year, then please find something else to read. This is not for the person who is #blessed or feeling like they have become the best version of themselves this year. No....
During one of my sleepless nights the other night I grabbed for my phone (see my post on Mommy Insomnia Insanity- reaching for the phone is a total no by the way) and started perusing CNN.com. I came across...
I've learned in my four years of either being pregnant or being a mom, that we, in the mother hood, feel that our mom-onality gives us an unspoken right to disperse nuggets of mom-wisdom to one another freely. There...

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