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.

National Foster Care Month: Supporting Foster Families in Pensacola

National Foster Care Month In Northwest Florida, there are nearly 600 children in foster care and over 407,000 children and youth in foster care within the United States. The month of May is a special...

Social Media Addiction: Starting a New Relationship with My Phone

Our phones are always with us. The button to bring the Home Screen to life is an arm’s length away. The buzz or ding is within earshot. The option to escape into a curated...

Yes, I Have My Hands Full

Before I go into the store with my children, I put on some lip gloss, take a deep breath, and say a prayer. Most would think I do this because I am worried about...

Take a Hike! A Guide to Hiking with Children

Hiking is one of our favorite things to do as a family. When I share that with people, it evokes a wide variety of responses. Some whole heartily love this hobby and begin rattling...

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...
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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...

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