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Hanukkah

Chrismukkah — the Best of Both my Worlds

Everyone grows up with some semblance of Christmas holiday tradition. Gift exchanges. Tacky, matching pajamas and an annual fireplace photo. Gracing neighbors with incredibly off-key caroling while consuming large quantities of (spiked) eggnog. Eating Chinese food on the 24th of December.  If you’re like me, you grew up with the latter — as part of […]

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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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Let it Snow!

Let It Snow! How To Make Your Own Snowflakes

My daughter’s biggest dream right now is to see snow. Plane tickets are not in the budget and a road trip would be a disaster. Let’s just say trying to get to Orlando requires multiple bathroom stops and over an hour of whining and complaining. So, yeah, driving to see snow isn’t going to happen, […]

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Sarasota Events in December for the SRQ Mom

Christmas lights are twinkling along the streets, homes are filled with holiday décor, festive music has taken over, Christmas trees are popping up everywhere, the shopping craze has begun, and holiday events are happening daily. Yes, the holidays are in full swing in Sarasota! It may not feel like the holiday season for many northerners who […]

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When You Can’t Be Home for the Holidays

It’s Thanksgiving, some year in the 1990s. We’re at my grandparents’ house on the farm, just a few short miles from ours. My siblings, cousins, and I are at the kids table, making jokes and stealing each other’s food. The adults are in the dining room, no doubt having some boring adult conversation. There are seconds […]

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Thanksgiving

2017 Guide to Eating Out in Sarasota for Thanksgiving

Turkey. Stuffing. Sweet potatoes. Cranberry sauce. The litany of sides. The kid-friendly options. Not to mention the grocery shopping and the cleanup. It’s exhausting just to think about. We get it, mama. But don’t worry, there are plenty of delectable restaurants in the area willing to do the whole holiday shebang for you. So, if you’re […]

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3 Ways to Dye Your Easter Eggs this Year!

3 Ways to Dye Your Easter Eggs This Year!

Every year around Easter I start seeing these new and different ways to dye Easter eggs. And every year I say to myself, “I wonder if that works? Maybe I should try them.” Then Easter is upon me and I reach for the color tabs and vinegar and think, “Maybe next year…” Well, this is […]

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