Fun in the sun

❤When your Granny is your bestie!

Mermaids and beach fun for Memorial day. Nothing like a stress free day filled with fun ☀ and family. We even got to see mating manatees swimming along the shore while visiting Huguenot Park. 

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I’ve always believed that you are your child’s first teacher. Children model what they see at home, first. Learned behavior and beliefs shape who we are. What we believe IS who we are. Behavior is how we act based on what we believe. What we do is a result of what we believe. I guess the questions are: What are we teaching our kids at home? And What did we learn as kids that we are passing down? Or the lack there of. I mean, what can we teach our children that will secure their future and your family’s legacy?
Although I have 4 children, with the oldest being 17 and youngest 5, I found that children learn from when what you say and do mirrors one to another. As I grew up, I remember the saying, “Do as I say not what I do”. As a kid that meant just do what I say, but if you see me do something wrong just bypass that and remember what was said instead. Now! As a woman with kids and family of my own, I realize that that statement has caused me all kinds of confusion. At this point in my life I’m still coming to terms with a lot of things that I saw and knew was wrong but was told on the other hand what was right and I “should” do that. I have definetly thrown away that misconception of a myth that was passed down. I want what I say to be lived out as what I do. I want my kids to know that if I say it, my actions will back that up. For example, if I say don’t drink and drink…naturally I won’t be a person who drinks and drive because I first believe its wrong, I know its wrong, law supports its wrong, therefore, my actions will mirror my beliefs. Basically, we have to start practicing what we preach to our children. We have to lead solely by example. And be mindful of the things we allow our children to be exposed to. Because those things can allow contamination of our children. Children are more aware of what you do, then what you say. They are always watching and can’t wait for a moment to act like you. Children admire their parents, whether good or bad. Let’s be better teachers of life than the streets, blogs, videos, music, T.V., social media outlets and so on.

Are you leaving a legacy? Let’s talk about it.

Xoxo 💋

HML 

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Kitchen Sparks!🇺🇸

Celebrate this 4th of July holiday with your family, friends, and fun food! To get the sparks flying in your kitchen, check out some pretty cool American flag inspired appetizers, drinks, & sweet treats!

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Do you have a favorite holiday dish? Great! We’d love for you to share with us! Send in pictures of some of your amazing American flag inspired dishes or desserts. Photos will be shared on our Facebook page. Get creative, have fun!

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25 ways to get organized

While searching for ways to get better organized, I found some really cool but inexpensive ways to get your “LIFE”, organized that is! I really love these great ideas to organize my house. To whomever thought of these, BLESS YA! You are a God sent to us who have no clue and see disorganization as an overwhelming slight manic depression causing disease. Like, I have literally just given up before because it was just too much. So when I saw this I just knew I had to share.
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Science on the St. Johns River

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This Saturday, October 24th 10am- 2pm is Science on the St. Johns River. It’s FREE for ages 18 & under. Lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! Get out & enjoy some River fun this fall! Get more details with Fun 4 First Coast kids. Don’t forget to rsvp!

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