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My Love-Hate Relationship with our Elf on the Shelf

The holidays are upon us which means one thing…..Chippy the Elf makes his return to the Crimella household.  Cue the excitement from my kids and the utter panic/terror from yours truly!  The kids have looked forward to having their friend back after a year long stay in the North Pole (aka my underwear drawer…long story, […]

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Divine Individuals with Virtuous Attitudes present Project E.V.E. {Sponsored}

When you hear the word Diva, what comes to mind? I instantly think of adjectives like sassy, demanding, confident, full of attitude, and high maintenance? But Xanthe Davis and Breanna Adams believe it stands for so much more. Davis and Adams founded a enrichment, tutoring and mentoring program for girls ages 6-16 called DIVA, which […]

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3rd Annual Chick-Fil-A Fall Stampede

The Children’s Cancer Center, located in Tampa, is a second home for families who have a child facing cancer and blood disorders. Founded in 1974, the Children’s Cancer Center (CCC) recognizes that it’s not just the child who is diagnosed. The entire family is diagnosed. The CCC offers programs and services that address the needs […]

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Help Light the Night for Kids with Cancer {Sponsored by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society}

Every day in the US, 46 children will be diagnosed with cancer. Every day in the US, 7 children will lose their battle with cancer. If you didn’t know already, I am a pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant nurse. Every day, I go to work and take care of the most amazing kids you’ll ever meet. […]

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Finding Your Tribe

Growing up, I’ve always been a part of a group or team. I played competitive volleyball from middle school through high school. My teammates were my second family. I also was very active in my church’s youth group. These people knew the real me. They could take one look at me and know what I […]

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