Red Pineapple Boutique, St. Augustine, Florida

More Than Window Dressing

I always find the perfect something at the Red Pineapple Boutique in St. Augustine, Florida. Flirty dresses, fabulous hats, quirky jewelry, and sassy decor are why I love this boutique’s blend of whimsy and will. The Red Pineapple has an edgy femininity, which the shop...
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Supposed to…

Today, I’ve done precious little of what I should have. In these brief moments, while my house is quiet because all six children are off playing with friends, I’m reflecting back on this week. It’s been full of teaching, empowering, listening, studying,...
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The little years

Moms and teachers, here are three websites I wish Iā€™d known about when my kiddos were younger (like in the photo). Using these preschool resources, you can totally teach little ones with delight and depth. The materials are beautifully designed, teach core academic building...
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Summer Reflections

I snapped this photo last weekend during Daddy Rooster’s and my romantic weekend to Hammock Beach Resort. This Labor Day Monday, I’m relaxing and reflecting, so I decided to finish these sentence starters from a fabulous journal ā€“ And the Story Is Happening ā€“ I picked...
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The Trouble with Autobiography

I find writing a personal bio to be a difficult undertaking. It’s simultaneously a summary of 43 years of living, working, and becoming AND a specific point-in-time snapshot of that amalgamation. Plus, I have to consider the audience, organization, or project, so...
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Florida Summer Vacation

As the cheerful beach attendant dug our umbrella into the sand, he announced summer had ended last week. I know this is true in one sense. Summer is over because school has begun. But, in another respect, summer will continue for many weeks, even months in my home state. In...
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Like a weaned child

It’s been many years since I nursed my children, but once upon a time it was all I seemed to do. Nursing became functionally easier over time, but remained complicated in other ways, leading me to learn spiritual lessons from the whole endeavor. Emotionally, there’s a...
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