Nicole

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Nicole considers herself to be a Miami native. She moved here from New Jersey at the sweet age of 7. She has grown up in Miami and now lives in Coconut Grove with her super energetic husband of 20 plus years and her 3 children, 2 that are college bound and the youngest in middle school. Nicole loves living in Miami and takes full advantage of all Miami has to offer. She is a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of Miami Handwriting .
Schoolwork and Homework: Set up Systems for Success Nicole Santamaria Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Schoolwork and Homework: Set up Systems for Success

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I love walking into a super organized classroom!  It feels calm, clear and everyone knows what to expect.  I love creating simple systems with the families that I work with.  It creates accountability and...
Schoolwork Homework Nicole Santamaria Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Homework Drama: Here’s How You Can End It for Good!

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Are you at the beginning of the school year and already dreading the after school time because homework is driving you, your child and your family crazy? Homework is causing all sorts of drama resulting...
How My Vision Board Still Applies 20+ Years Later miami moms blog

How My Vision Board Still Applies 20+ Years Later

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  It is now July and we have somehow lost sight of our new year's goals and resolutions. We may have even forgotten where we put that vision board.  But that's ok because our intention...
boy-car-child-1266014 Driving With Children--Going From Car Seats to Carpools Nicole Santamaria Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Driving With Children–Going From Car Seats to Carpools

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I have been a parent for 21 years.  I have been there, done that when it comes to most stages of parenting and driving children from point A to point B in a safe,...
Sangria: Where to Find the Best Glass in the Magic City Nicole Santamaria Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Sangria: Where to Find the Best Glass in the Magic City

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I have fond memories of grandparents making sangria.  There was fruit cocktail from the can, dark red wine, and Sprite.  Needless to say, as I got older I was not a fan of this...
sake Getting a Puppy: All the Things You Need to Know Before You Do Nicole Santamaria Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Getting a Puppy: All the Things You Need to Know Before You Do

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We have talked about getting a puppy for a long, long time.  But the time never seemed quite right.  Vacation, home remodel, too sunny,  to cloudy.  Can you see a theme here?  We liked the...
action-amusement-park-carnival-136412 the fair The Youth Fair: What to See and Do There This Year Nicole Santamaria Contributor Miami Moms Blog

The Youth Fair: What to See and Do There This Year

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Be there, at The Fair!  We get to experience The Youth Fair once a year.  Having grown up in Miami, I have lots of great memories tied to The Youth Fair.  I remember visiting...
baby-child-container-437746 Systems and Maintenance: Helping Kids Develop Organizational Skills Nicole Santamaria Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Systems and Maintenance: Helping Kids Develop Organizational Skills

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Have you ever looked at your school-aged child’s room, desk, backpack, or toy room and end up breathless because it is such a disorganized mess? You may have thought, “Umm, they should know how...
Dance Class and Self-Care: How Videosync Changed My Life Nicole Santamaria Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Dance Class and Self-Care: How Videosync Changed My Life

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I will start off by saying I am a firm believer in self-care.  I was doing things that I enjoyed and liked and felt were good for me way before self-care became a household...
playdoh Favorite Things: Developmental Toys for Kids of All Ages Nicole Santamaria Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Favorite Things: Developmental Toys for Kids of All Ages

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One of the things I look forward to at the end of the year is the favorite things list--favorite restaurants, favorite movies, favorite spinning classes. I always love to see how many I know...

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