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Hi there! 

My name is Joanna, I’m a mom & marketing consultant after selling drugs (the legal kind) for 5 years. Originally from Florida, I went to the University of Florida, graduated from the College of Journalism and am a HUGE Florida Gator fan (hence the name of the blog). I moved to New England in 2005 for my dream job, met my husband, got married in 2007, had our son {Jackson} in December 2009 and our daughter {Sidney} was born in October 2011. I started this blog in February of 2010 to keep my family across the country updated on our little life in Little Rhody. It has transformed into a modern day baby book.

Life is wonderful and I’m blessed with fantastic family & friends. Being a mom is even better than I ever could have dreamed. I never imagined that I, a former sorority (ZTA) sister, would have turned crunchy by being a mother, but here I am two three four years into motherhood  having breastfed both kids & cloth diapered my first, all of which I swore up and down would never happen. Motherhood has a way of making you eat your own words. My son’s birth was pretty crazy and  you can read all about it here.

2011 brought our family many exciting new adventures, the biggest one is that we had our second baby in October (a GIRL!) You can read her birth story here. We also sold our townhouse and built a new home. Within two weeks we moved and had a new baby, making us a family of four with two under two. 2012 had its highs and lows. We found out in April that my son’s cord blood donation was a match and saved a little girl’s life. We also dealt with the loss of a close friend and I had to figure out a way to lose 60 pounds of baby weight. In the summer of 2013 I discovered CrossFit and its changed my family’s life. We are now living a healthy lifestyle and constantly working on setting a good example for our children to live healthy & happy lives.

I’d be remiss to not mention our dog, Rex. He is a Yorkie, but is of the GIANT variety. As in, almost 17 lbs (he’s gained over 3 pounds since Jackson has been around).  Don’t buy dogs off the Internet. In all seriousness, he is a good dog and is already turning into a 2 toddlers’ best pal. I lost my best friend, Lambchop, a month after my son was born. You can read about her in this post.

I’m always trying to be a better mother, wife, friend and now, blogger. I tend to write about motherhood, technology, life in Rhode Island & more recently, CrossFit. I appreciate every single comment and email, thanks so much for reading my little space on the web.

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