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Bottle Fed Baby

Breastfeeding Battles: One Mom’s Journey

When I was pregnant with my son I saw and heard the messages over and over about “Breast is Best” and the importance of breastfeeding. I read about techniques and took a class with a lactation specialist, talked to my doctor and made the decision, without much thought, that we would breastfeed. I know there is […]

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Water Sports Sarasota Manatee

Sarasota/Manatee Water Sports Guide 2018

Living in a place known for sunshine gives us the opportunity to enjoy the weather year-round while doing water sports. Whether it’s at the beach or an inland lake, pond or river there are tons of ways to get out on the water. Kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), snorkeling and even horseback riding […]

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Brewery Guide Sarasota

A Sarasota Mom’s Guide to Local Breweries

Have you ever seen that scene in "Sweet Home Alabama" where Reese Witherspoon's character, Melanie, says to a childhood friend "you have a baby...in a bar?" (with a "trying not to judge" tone)? While it generally is frowned upon to take our kids out to bars, breweries are a whole different story! Most breweries are very [...]
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Working Mom Guilt Sarasota

Mom Guilt: The Struggle Is Real

When you become a mom, there is a new emotion that creeps into your life that you have never felt so strongly, and you had no idea even existed. You’re probably thinking I’m referring to the deep love you feel for your kids, and the unconditional devotion you have to them. While that’s true, what […]

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St. Patrick's Day Guide Sarasota

A Sarasota Mom’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

I love a themed holiday. Whether it’s Christmas, 4th of July, Halloween or even St. Patrick’s Day, I love the festiveness of the decorations, fun food and special activities to share with your family. I’m not even Irish, but there is something about celebrating on this “lucky” day that I just love. Maybe because St. […]

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Big Game Party Planning

On February 4th around 6pm, most of America will be tuning into a certain football game, and probably celebrating the “holiday” with family, friends and lots of snacks.  While this day could certainly be considered a national holiday, sometimes it can be hard to get into the super spirit if your team is not in […]

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