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Suitcases for an Easier Journey Home for Foster Care Children in the Sarasota Area

We have been inspired to make it an easier journey home for foster care children in Sarasota. We know our Sarasota Moms Blog readers will be inspired too. May was National Foster Care Awareness Month, and during that month, we learned about struggles that foster children face — and how we could help. Recently, we came across […]

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Breaking the Selfishness Cycle

Lately it seems that tragedy has been swirling around near me. It hasn’t come close enough to touch me directly, it’s just hanging around a person or two removed from me and my family. A coworker’s sister, a friend’s dad, a cousin’s roommate, a friend of a friend, all irrevocably changed in the face of […]

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World Maternal Mental Health Week: Hang in there – an open letter to new moms

  In honor of World Maternal Mental Health Week… These are examples of the emotional struggles we can all face as we come home with a newborn: You’re in shock, your body feels sore. You open the door of your home, and the familiar smell hits you. It’s comforting. But it strangely feels quiet and empty without […]

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A Control Freak No More: Goodbye Perfectionism, Hello Appreciation

For as long as I can remember, I have been a self-proclaimed uptight, Type A, control freak. While still in high school and college, I would obsess about making perfect grades, practicing extracurricular activities, and creating dynamite presentations and reports.  If I wanted something, I would work hard towards that goal, and I would usually […]

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I judged other parents. Until my son came along — as well as his tantrums.

We have officially entered the tantrum stage.   And it’s exhausting. I remember walking around the grocery store, or the playground, or really generally anywhere, with my daughter and looking at all of the moms with kids who were going insane and thinking, “I’ve got this mom thing down.”   Clearly, they (those moms) weren’t […]

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