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The Day His Heart Stopped

The day his heart stopped is the day my heart dropped.  I will never forget that day for as long as I live. Some days I’m thankful I held his hand as his soul drifted to meet our good, good Father. Other days, I replay it and it just hurts and I’m left dumbfounded that […]

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Voices. Are You Proud of Yours?

On a frighteningly chilly Florida fall day, I was briskly walking to bus duty at the school where I teach when I overheard a student say something that made time stand still for me. “Oh my gosh, it’s so cold that I can literally see my voice.” And then it hit me.  What if we […]

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She’s a Goal Digger

“What are your hobbies and interests?  What do you like to do?” Does anyone else freeze for a moment when asked those questions?  Do your eyes quickly scan the memory banks of your mind while searching for those long forgotten hobbies that are resting on the back burner because right now, in this very moment, […]

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Keeping Them Entertained: Story Stones and Storytelling

Stories have been passed on for years and years, expanding legacies upon legacies, time after time, again and again.  Storytelling has transcended through time and plays a major role in history as we know it.  Listening to and telling stories helps us connect to each other’s hearts and minds; they allow us into the most intricate […]

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August

A Sarasota Mom’s Guide to the Month of August

School is beginning, schedules are becoming strict again, end-of-summer events are taking place, and everyone's restless.  Scan this convenient Sarasota mom's guide for the month of August, which includes events all over Sarasota County and surrounding areas. We hope this helps you plan meaningful outings with your family to reconnect with the ones who matter the [...]
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