Naomi D'Antonio

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Naomi moved with her family to Tampa in the summer of 2017. She loves playing at the parks, museums, and zoo with her two kids. She also enjoys attending a local Bible study, seeing live music, reading actual books, running, eating good food, and drinking delicious dark beer. Naomi stopped working to become a stay at home mom in the fall of 2018. Naomi is married to her best friend, Dan. They have two kids - a little girl, Coco and a toddler boy, Ranger. Naomi has an English degree from the University of Florida, and has worked for the US House, owned her own business, run a non-profit, and taught English.

Daycare Is Not School, and That’s Okay

Daycare is not school. It is daycare, care for young children during the day. And that’s totally okay. A few months ago, another mom at the park asked me if my two-year-old is in school....

How to Road Trip with Kids, Part Two: The Actual Road Trip

After the road trip research was done. Then we got going on our road trip with kids from Tampa to Toronto and back. I was surprised by how smooth the trip went. It’s not like...

How to Road Trip with the Kids, Part One: Research, Planning, and Packing

Even just the idea of taking a road trip with the kids can be a little overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We recently took a massive summer road trip with the kids. MASSIVE....

5 Instagrams I Follow for My Summer Fitness Plan

I consider myself to be a pretty fit person, and at one time I really was. However, like so many other things that change with motherhood, my pre-baby body is gone. Before having kids,...

My Top 7 Favorite Clean Makeup Products

Clean makeup products may prove to be a fad, but for now, I’m totally on-board. As a mom to a little girl who observes everything I do, and who will likely learn many daily routine...

My Top 5 Favorite Clean Beauty Products

Admittedly, much of this is new for me. While I’ve felt the tug of better choices for a number of years now, it was not until I became a mom that I became so...

Top 5 Highlights from Our Parenting Small Group

Have you ever taken a parenting class? Yeah, me neither. I mean, who has the time, right? We all have our own instincts, and then there’s the fact that we were raised by somebody....

Four Straight Years of Breastfeeding and Counting

It's hard to believe that I’ve been breastfeeding for four straight years. As I prepared for my daughter’s birth four and a half years ago, I never would have guessed this would be the...

How to RSVP, A Public Service Announcement

Being invited to a party is a certain form of kindness. It signifies inclusion, the shaping of friendship. It's one of the tools in the toolbox of community building. But it's just the first...

How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics in 2019

I want to reduce single-use plastics for our family. Single-use plastics are no good. I have known this for some time, but only more recently been confronted with how much of a problem they...