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Hurricane Season 2018

Hurricane Season 2018: Are YOU Ready?

I am a native Sarasotan. I was born (a very long time ago) at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Back in the good old days, being ready for hurricane season meant stocking enough rum for your party. Nobody thought Sarasota could be hit by a hurricane. The collective attitude towards hurricanes in our area changed in 2004 […]

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Mommy’s Summer School: Prepping for Kindergarten

The summer before my daughter started kindergarten I wanted to make sure she had the best possible start to her academic career. Here’s all the ‘stuff’ we did to get ready for the big ‘K’. School Packet During kindergarten round-up, my daughter received a packet with daily learning activities from her school. Short activities were […]

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Did I SAY That?? Toilet Talk and More…

I know you can relate to me. Sometimes the things that come out of my mouth are absolutely absurd. They are especially ridiculous if taken out of context. I realized the other day that most of the things I say now I never said until I became a mom. And most of the time I […]

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Mama is Tired of the Girl Drama

I am so over all of the girl drama. Let’s be clear, though. My daughter is a drama factory: “The crease on my sock isn’t right.” “I don’t like these little hairs sticking up.” “These shoes are not the right pink.” That sort of drama I can handle. The drama that is making this Mama […]

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Hidden Gem Series: Wild About Hunsader Farms!

You cannot make it through a fall in the Sarasota area without hearing about Hunsader Farms’ wildly popular annual Pumpkin Festival. The event has grown in size and scale beyond belief over the years. And in 2017, it brought back the Country Christmas festival after a 20 year hiatus. But Hunsader Farms is so much more than just its […]

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Yeehaw, Y’all!!! Off to the Dude Ranch!

Spring Break is on it’s way. Last year, we decided that we wanted to do something that was off the beaten path. We decided to skip the beach and the theme parks and check out a dude ranch! A Dude Ranch?!? My first step in our dude ranch vacation was Googling ‘Dude Ranch Florida.’ The […]

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