The end of Daylight Saving Time has come, clocks were set back and suddenly it's nighttime at 5:30. This is great news for anyone with a small child that insists baths are for when it gets dark, and can't tell time yet so they have no idea you are getting them ready for bed hours … Continue reading If It’s Dark at 5:30, Can We All Go to Bed Now?
My very first Halloween memory is from around 3-years-old, when my mom took the clothes off a giant doll and dressed me as Raggedy Ann. We went around the neighborhood trick-or-treating and when one house turned off its lights and wasn't quite in the Halloween spirit, my mom picked me up, handed me a bar … Continue reading Making Happy Halloween Memories
It's the time of year when most conversations will veer toward Halloween costumes at some point and the popular inquiry of what you and your child will be for Halloween. Since I have been known to dress up elaborately from time-to-time, I get asked this question a lot, usually with the expectation that I will … Continue reading What Are You Going to be for Halloween?
After more than a decade running my own business, I closed up shop and decided to launch myself into the stay-at-home-mom world. Family and friends supported my choice, but now that the mental fog of toddlerhood is clearing and my son is in preschool, I'm not 100% sure if it was the right decision. I have … Continue reading Would I Recommend Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom? No. Maybe. Sort Of…
A lot of moms walk a fine line between sentimental parent and hoarder of baby things. At first you save the clothes because you might use them for the next baby. But then there comes a time when there will be no more babies and yours is growing up. That's the time you pull out … Continue reading Letting Go of Baby Clothes but Holding on to Memories
Last weekend we went to LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, FL and decided to give their Beach Retreat bungalows a try. Usually we stay at a lower priced nearby hotel, but the themed hotels seemed like a lot of fun and I'd been wanting to check them out. I'm glad we got to go, and it … Continue reading Legoland Beach Retreat Review – It’s Alright
I was all caught up and chugging along with blog posts in a timely manner, and then my birthday crept up on me, along with a trip to see my mom and a stop at LEGOLAND and now here we are a week later with no new posts and a giant to-do list. Hard to … Continue reading Thrown Off Track by My Birthday
I used to make fun of the whole "cross the ditch" phrase, but I get it now. Anything on the other side of the intracoastal feels like a million miles away when you live at the beach, so something has to be pretty good to make us drive over a bridge. Urban Air Adventure Park … Continue reading Urban Air is Worth a Trip Over the Ditch
As I was searching for an aerial yoga class near the beaches, I ran across SaltAer Circus Arts and was immediately intrigued. I grew up in Sarasota, home of Ringling Brothers, and the circus has always been close to my heart. My high school even had its own Big Top! So when I saw they offered … Continue reading A Different Sort of Yoga at SaltAer Circus Arts
Growing up in Florida means growing up with hurricanes. Other states have Snow Days for missing school, we have Hurricane Days. I can't count the number of times the first day of school was cancelled due to an impending storm. My son is only four, but we are about to go through his third hurricane … Continue reading Hurricane Dorian is Coming! Better Go Buy Wine