Lindsay Hernandez

Lindsay was raised on Anna Maria Island before attending University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) eventually earning her degree in Varying Exceptionalities. Lindsay is married to her biggest crush, Mike. She is the proud stepmom of two girls and is a momma to the love of her life, her son, Bowen. Lindsay and Mike are also parents of Christian Michael, born 2/25/16, who now lives in the arms of Jesus. Lindsay is a proud member of Chi Omega and The Junior League of Tampa. Lindsay has a personal and professional passion for working to better the lives of others. She is devoted to her community and her family and loves bringing happiness to everyone around her. Lindsay is a wannabe foodie and lover of all things romantic. She craves travel and has a special place in her heart for anywhere she can find shrimp and grits or a hot sandy beach. Lindsay is obsessed with date nights, brunches, a special coffee, great wine, and surprises! She lives to pull off a special moment for someone else! Lindsay continues her career as a Special Education Specialist and is currently continuing to improve her glide across this long, ever-wiggly tightrope called motherhood. What is your favorite thing to do in Tampa Bay? Finding new restaurants and creating new date experiences. Also, to take advantage of the many family friendly events around town making new memories with our kids! What are your guilty pleasures? Those first few minutes in a hot tub, U-pick seasons (especially blueberries and peaches!), bing-watching a TV series I never knew I could love, an apple fritter from Turner’s donut shop in Bradenton and naps! List a few things you can’t live without. My faith, and my husband and kids, of course! Also, the excitement and anticipation that comes with a new adventure or an easy movie night at home. Making the most out of the little things and memories out of the simple or unplanned. And, HUGS! What would your perfect day entail? In my ever-so-contradictory fashion, any day where I can feel excited about what is in store or completely relaxed about the nothingness that awaits me. Waking up to a good country breakfast, a special coffee or mimosa! Traveling and meeting locals to find where the best little hidden gem (preferably a restaurant!) is located, attending a fun date or event, or living traditions and creating new ones with our family. I also love a day that requires zero agenda and is spent by a pool or beach with not a care in the world. What’s the best thing about being a mom? Everything! The newness that comes with every day and each new experience. The lessons I have learned from those times that didn't exactly work as planned. Watching in awe as these little lives grow into becoming their own people with personalities, opinions and ideas! The amazing connection with my husband as we navigate this crazy, amazing life together and the relationships I've been blessed to grow with other parents who are traveling the same journey!
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