Passionate About Tallahassee
and the Moms Who Live Here

A Life Lived In Pictures

  I recently attended the memorial service of a close family friend who had bravely fought but lost a long battle with illness.  What amazed me most at the service was not the number of people who came to pay their respects (although there were hundreds) or the variations in the types of people (she […]

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Please Pet the Big Dog!1

Please, Pet the Big Dog!

My fiancé and I have three dogs – all Labrador retrievers. I adore them all equally, but for such different reasons. Like human siblings, my pups might share lineages, but their personalities vary widely. As a dog mom, I, of course, don’t have a favorite pup. Lenny, the youngest, is the best at cuddling. Miranda, […]

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Tips for a Magical Mom Wedding

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage…I remember saying those words while playing patty cake as a kid. But for us, it was more like… First came love, Then came a baby, Then came a mortgage, And next was “Marry me!” It may not rhyme as well but […]

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I’m a Contributor … Now What?!

When I first saw a post about a search for contributors to a new local site for moms, I jumped at it. I always fancied myself a writer, even though I have never had much of anything published except for a few “Letters to the Editor” and one “Mailbag” blurb in People magazine. But I […]

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This is Us and Fire Safety

This Is Us and How Not to Be Them

I have a shocking confession to make.   I am probably one of the only people on the planet who does not watch the TV show “This Is Us.” I have many friends who religiously watch the show and post their reactions on Facebook. Recently, I was intrigued by some of the posts made after one […]

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The Case for Worry-Free Potty Training (1)

The Case For Worry-Free Potty Training

Potty training has to be one of the most frustrating parenting seasons, especially for those of us with strong-willed children. As a first time mom, I wasn’t quite sure how to tackle potty training in the most efficient and effective manner. It was a constant game of two steps forward and 9,459 steps back. The […]

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From dog mom to boy mom

From Dog Mom to Boy Mom

I remember the day I adopted my best friend River from the local animal shelter. He was a small, shaky puppy with a quirky look and an even quirkier personality. Over our twelve years together I have taken him on countless adventures, given him two feline siblings to keep him company, nurtured him through injuries […]

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