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Author Archive | Jennifer Marseille

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How I (Easily) Lost over Fifty Pounds!

As a girl who has always loved food, I’ve struggled with my weight since childhood. I vividly remember the day I was anxiously sitting on the side of a pool in my 10-year-old body in an unforgiving bathing suit and another kid called me “fat.” I wanted to crawl out of my skin. The shame that […]

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Seasons Change…Eventually

It’s the middle of October and I’m hot! While many places in the rest of this country are now enjoying falling leaves, sweater weather, and sipping on warm Pumpkin-Spiced ANYTHING, we Florida moms are still over here sweating through our yoga pants and chugging our Cold Brew. I’m a Florida transplant by choice, but come […]

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Hurricane Irma through the Eyes of a Mom

Category FIVE. Two of the most frightening words to any Floridian, or anyone living in a coastal area for that matter. Since I grew up on a barrier island in North Carolina, I’ve seen my fair share of storms. My favorite stuffed animal, along with most of my other worldly belongings, were ruined by the […]

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I Pushed My Daughter Off the Boat

It was a beautiful, not-yet-too-humid summer morning in south Florida. My father had offered to take us all out on his boat, so right after breakfast I did the thirty-minute circus called “getting four children ready to go somewhere.” The girls were all super excited about this adventure, especially our eldest. Like many Floridian kids, […]

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Simple (Stress-Free) School Night Dinners

“What’s for dinner?” Ah, the dreaded question! Growing up in a house where meal planning was more of a spur of the moment decision, I came into adulthood with the same habits. If that works for you and your family, I’m not knocking it. It was easier to do when my family only consisted of […]

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Homeschooling: How and Why It Works for My Family

Over the past 3 years, I’ve gotten so many different responses when I tell people I homeschool. I always have silent responses in my head, too. “Wow, you must be really patient!” (No, but I’m getting more patient everyday, thank God.) “Oh, I could never do that!” (Yes, you could, if you decided that it worked […]

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Clean Eating Kids: Summertime Snack Ideas

Summer. For many of us, the word conjures up fond childhood memories of hanging at the pool, running through sprinklers and magical family vacations. Summertime can also bring us back to the time of Kool-Aid, watermelon and ice cream trucks. There’s just something about cold and sweet snacks that scream SUMMER to me! Now, as […]

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