Casey Swindler

Casey was born and raised in small town Illinois and moved to the Pensacola area. She is a Navy pilot wife, mama to all boys, and a speech language pathologist. She is currently putting work outside of the home on hold and following her calling to stay home with their 3 young boys, Callan (4), Benjamin (2), Kolbe (10 months). When she’s not making snacks, you can find her hiking a trail with her boys and husband, Brandon, reading about how to grow herbs and vegetables, listening to parenting podcasts, or drinking copious amounts of coffee. She is excited to combine her love for family and motherhood with her love for writing.

Parent FOMO

My oldest son’s name is Callan; we call him Cal for short. He just turned four years old, and we are eager to watch him grow while engaging in an activity or sport he...

Guide to Local and Homegrown Foods

We have had our backyard garden for almost a year, and it has completely changed our understanding and perspective on food. I enjoy learning about the importance of soil, planting unique varieties of vegetables...

Mom Needs Recess Too

We know that children need time running around the playground or engaged in free play; it’s essential for their well-being and development. But then we get older, and suddenly, our focus is shifted to...

Worthy of Pursuing Your Dreams

I’m sure you all have imagined what you wanted your life to look like in five, ten, or even 15 years. As I reflect on the past five years, I never imagined my life...

Parks & Playgrounds Guide

Do you want to see all of the local parks that our area has to offer? Check out the wonderful parks and playgrounds in the Pensacola area below! Located on the grounds of the Vince...
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What You Need to Know About Ear Infections

The American Speech and Hearing Association has dedicated May as “Better Speech and Hearing” month. To bring awareness to our children’s speech and hearing, I had a wonderful discussion with James M Coticchia, MD, a...

Young Heroes of the Home Front: How to Support a Military Child

I am forever thankful for the acts of service and sacrifices the men and women of the armed forces make for you, and for me. I am also grateful for the families who hold...

The Most Important 9 Minutes

Mother Teresa encourages us with her famous quote, “we can do small things with great love.” As a mother of three young children, this gives me hope. Hope that my efforts, no matter how small,...

Cultivating a Love for Read-Alouds in Your Home

I am a wanna-be bookworm. I have a tendency to start the first chapter or two of a book, and never pick it up again because it didn't capture my attention. However, I desperately wanted...

A New Season for Love: Rethinking the 5 Love Languages

Whether or not you go all out for Valentine’s Day with your spouse or partner, February can be an opportunity to focus on your marriage. One way to do this is by diving into...