Island Living

Why I love living and raising my family on Sanibel Island

How not to worry about Hurricane Season

I don’t worry about hurricanes anymore. Don’t misunderstand me, I take them very seriously. I lived at ground zero for Hurricane Andrew in Miami (a category 5 beast) so I have first hand experience of what they can do. I just don’t WORRY about them anymore. Why not? I prepare and have a plan. That’s […]

What Does Hurricane Season Mean for Sanibel?

From June 1st through November 30th it’s hurricane season again. For the Gulf Coast of Florida, the hurricane season doesn’t usually heat up until the second half: late August through November. The peak of the season on Sanibel Island is September 10th. Every place to live has special considerations: quakes, tornados, floods, monster blizzards, pollution, […]

Sanibel Island Summer Camps 2011

As I get ready to register 3 of our kids for summer camp, it dawned on me that having suggestions for friends might be helpful.

Videos of The Sanibel School, National Blue Ribbon Award Winner, K-8

The first video gives you the history of the first 100 years of the Sanibel School. The second gives the Sanibel School success story!

Mother’s Day on the Beach

The beach is never far away when you live on Sanibel Island and there is nothing like spending the afternoon on the beach with your husband and kids.  We headed off to beach late in the day, thinking that we’d spend just an hour, but …