We attended a great event in Bayview park last night! The Key West Outdoor Movies has begun and the kick off was so much fun. Our girls enjoyed the bounce houses, face painting, and seeing all their friends. The first movie Frozen was a perfect … Continue reading Who says Key West is not a place for kids?
I’m often asked, “How do you do it?” I don’t know if they mean survive single mom hood or ever have a moment to myself. The answer is clear; a good bedtime routine. I like to call it my 5 B’s. It works like a charm and I never have to worry about my daughter, Kianna going right to sleep. We’ve all heard the horror stories and seen the Super Nanny episodes where the kids get out of bed, slam doors, whine and cry and refuse to go to sleep. I did NOT want that to be me! Here are my 5 B’s.
1. Bath (every other night is just fine)
2. Bottle (we call it “Bobby” but it’s a sippy cup of warm milk now)
3. Brush (been brushing her teeth since I saw the first one come in)
4. Book (2 books)
5. Bed (done, works like a charm. I sing and hum her favorite melody as I leave)
Originally posted on Never Again:
No issue is more important than GMO mosquitoes in the upcoming elections for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. Yet candidates in every district have skirted the issue for months, failing to address GMO mosquitoes in their advertising or public speaking…
My opponent led the charge to lower this year’s mosquito control tax increase to about 25% from 46% by pushing expenses to after the election. The tax payers will have to pay later with interest, fees etc. and Board members Smith and Shaw argued back. Other mosquito control personnel have called Commissioner Cranney-Gage, Goodman and McDonald the gang of three due to their voting record. She with these other two members of the fiscally irresponsible gang managed to push the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Key West facility into a trailer that the builder of the project stated might not be permitted by the County. It will likely cost another $500,000 dollars in fees and new expenses. They voted to waste the $1,000,000 (their estimate) spent already on architects, fees, etc. When the builder asked what would the commissioners do if the County refused the permits? Commissioner Cranney-Gage proposed spending more money to rent even more space. The only way my opponent could make this tax decrease cost more is to put everything on a credit card and pay minimums for the next few years. Do not be fooled. Mosquito Control is as important to public health as the Heath department! The Gang of three’s voting record shows they care nothing about making the tough choices that protect our citizens. Their mismanagement theme has them claiming victory because the nearly 50% tax increase that they created has half its’ expenses pushed to after the election. How much did this shell game cost us? Millions of added expense in interest and wasted money. They have the nerve to call this fiscal responsibility. Jill CranneyGage we cannot afford what your management style calls success. Check my facts and decide for yourselves, their wasteful policies will have you outraged. The consequences of what was done at the September 14th FKMC Board meeting are likely to worsen future services and add a lot of expense. It is not the mosquito control personnel to blame, it is some of the elected leadership that is responsible.
People often wonder if Key West is a place to raise children. I used to wonder the same until I had one. When I first lived here in 1994 I would have never considered having a family here. Now that I’ve returned and have a child it’s a whole new vision that I have of my new hometown.
Today is the first Food Trucks in Paradise Festival and we hope this becomes an annual event. I’m so excited about this event because from 11-5 today there will be multiple food trucks, other great vendors, great music, and to make it even greater benefit to the community, a percentage of all sales goes to local charities. Hope to see you all there!
I know, I know, I got engaged and then poof I was gone! I moved in with my fiancé, then we bought a new home and now it’s under construction. We traveled to Atlanta during the Summer and during Christmas to visit family. The girls started school full time and we started planning the big day. It may not sound like much but it is. Many of life changes can be difficult to adjust to and believe me, never did I think I would be where I am today and being grateful everyday doesn’t seem like enough. I feel like I’ve been given a great big blessed ball and I’m trying to figure out how to play it. I sit back now and say, what’s next? The world of social media is evolving and many of my local friends are also finding out they too can make a living creating content for businesses. I sit back now and think what is my next big move? How will I evolve and create the life I want? Taking care of our girls is wonderful and I love being home with them after school to do homework and extra curricular activities. But what is it that is going to make me fill fulfilled and be more of a contributor to our family?
Originally posted on JamesMSama.com:
I’m not quite sure how to begin describe how I see the idea of having kids. If I said it is ‘one of life’s most important events,’ I feel like I would be doing it an injustice. You are literally…
Originally posted on JamesMSama.com:
The female mind is one of the most intriguing enigmas known to man. It can be fascinating, or frustrating, both for men and women. Men want to understand women, naturally, to be “better” with them, and build stronger relationships; both…