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Newborn Essentials

Newborn Essentials | #MustHaveMonday

Are you in the thick of the newborn FOG? Not sure how you’re gonna make it through the next DAY much less the next three months? We’ve got you, mama! Contributor Vivian Owen gives her recommendations for diapering, sleep, laundry, plus a cool mom hack on this #MustHaveMonday! **Sarasota Moms Blog Facebook Giveaway ended on […]

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Big Cat Habitat

Hidden Gem Series: Big Cat Habitat

Big Cat Habitat 7101 Palmer Blvd  Sarasota, FL 34240 Open Wednesday through Sunday 12:00 – 4:00pm Adult Admission: $18 Child Admission: $8 (under 3 are free) Time spent at the park: 2-3 hours depending on how many shows you watch. Level of toddler satisfaction: B+ The Main Attraction: Big Cat Habitat is a large-animal rescue sanctuary that puts […]

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RAINY DAY GUIDE

Your Rainy Day Guide to Free or Cheap Indoor Fun in Sarasota/Bradenton

Rain. There’s nothing a Florida mom hates more. Except maybe multiple days of rain. Where you’re stuck between the four walls of your house. And the kids ask for a snack every 15 minutes. And your efforts to give them something healthy like fruit are promptly rejected. And whines for lollipops and cookies quickly escalate to full-blown, kicking […]

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DIY No-Sew Nursery Circle Garland

DIY: No-Sew Nursery Circle Garland

I’m 2 weeks away from going into labor with my 2nd child. The perfect time to do a DIY project for the baby’s nursery, right? I thought so too. I guess there’s some truth to the whole “nesting” thing.  While I don’t have a ton of time for crafting, I wanted one thing in each of […]

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Before There Were Two

What I Wish I Knew Before There Were Two

There’s a common refrain you hear from people who have two kids: “One is one. Two is twenty.” As a woman who’s 7 months pregnant with her second child, that’s not very comforting. And as a woman who’s frazzled enough wrangling a toddler in the throes of his “threenager” phase, the thought of adding a […]

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