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Mother and Baby, Maternity Leave

‘Twas the Last Night of Maternity Leave

This is my third and final night of maternity leave. The third time around returning to work after maternity leave doesn’t get any easier than the first time. Neither does the night before. I know once I get to work, I’ll be fine. I couldn’t ask for a more meaningful way to spend my time away from […]

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What the…FOUR?!

Do you remember those Chuck Norris facts from the mid-2000s?  Like the classic: ‘The boogeyman checks under his bed at night for Chuck Norris’ or ‘Chuck Norris can kill 2 stones with one bird.’  Downright hilarious.  Believe it or not, I have actually found a human with even greater powers than the legendary Chuck Norris.  […]

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An Honest Mom’s Guide to Playgrounds in Sarasota

With 2 energetic little boys, our family frequently makes trips to playgrounds in Sarasota. But not all parks are created equal.  Here is an honest review and specific ratings of some of our favorite and not-so-favorite playgrounds in Sarasota.  top Playgrounds in Sarasota: North Playgrounds in Sarasota: Central Playgrounds in Sarasota: South Playgrounds in Sarasota: Lakewood […]

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Guide to Playgrounds in Sarasota: South

Guide to Playgrounds in Sarasota: South Sarasota

Part I: Guide to Playgrounds in Sarasota: North Sarasota click here Park II: Guide to Playgrounds in Sarasota: Central Sarasota click here Part IV: Guide to Playgrounds in Lakewood Ranch click here  Rating Categories (Low: 0, High: 10) Diversity of Equipment Score: Is there a diverse option of playground equipment?  Are there multiple pieces of equipment for […]

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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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