Free Printable First Day of School/Last Day of School Signs

It’s almost here, the first day of school is right around the corner and since we know you’re busy getting new backpacks and lunchboxes as well as enjoying those last few days of summer, we’ve created some First Day of School Printables so that you’re ready when the big day rolls around. These signs are […]

Weekend Roundup

Weekend Roundup, Weekend of July 29 – July 31

Are you ready for fall yet? You can get a taste of it this weekend when you attend the Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp at EverBank Field! The JAX Chamber is gearing up for the season too with their annual Painting of the Paws downtown. The Jacksonville Zoo can’t wait for the cooler weather either. In […]


Stop Applauding Dads for Doing Their Jobs!

A few years ago, when we only had three kids, my husband took them out on some errand with the goal of giving me a very much-appreciated break. He came home beaming: when he left the grocery store, someone had left a note on the windshield, along with a $50 bill, telling him they saw […]

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KYDS Back to School Bash with Mermaid Coral Beth

Kiss summer goodbye with a splash…and celebrate back to school with a bash at The Courtyard at KYDS! Admission (one child + one adult) = a $10 donation to Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, Inc.. An extra $5 will be charged for each additional person. Click HERE to buy tickets. Bring your little ones for an afternoon filled […]

Your Children& The Theatre

Your Children & the Theatre

Small Disclaimer Before I Begin: “Taking your children to the symphony or theatre is not for the faint of heart. You are likely to get at least one side eye or cheeky comment; but, the rewards of successfully completing this mission are fantastic.” My first memory of going to the theatre was for an opera; […]

Around the World in 7 Days

A Mini Summer Lesson in Culture and Cuisine

One of our recent family movie nights featured “Around the World in 80 Days.” Our children enjoyed all of the action and gave it two thumbs up. The movie not only offered lots of opportunities to laugh but also provided an ideal light-hearted entree to discuss different countries, cultures and customs.  Since they were old […]


JMB Park Hop :: Hemming Park

Join us on Thursday, July 28 from 9-11am at Hemming Park! For our next park hop, we are headed downtown to Jacksonville’s first and oldest park – Hemming Park, where will be getting creative with lots of fun activities including button making, tie-dying t-shirts, face painting and more! Hemming Park is a 1.5-acre park located […]

Working Mom

Working Moms Don’t Get Off at Five

When I changed positions two years ago at my current Fortune 500 employer, I negotiated a work-from-home day once a week. It may not seem like much, but it’s actually been incredibly helpful in managing the chaotic work week. I couldn’t work from home every day, but it’s extremely beneficial when we have somewhere to […]

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Weekend Roundup, Weekend of July 22 – July 24

Can you believe how fast July is flying by?! Duval public schools start back to school in a little over 3 weeks! As we slowly start to ready ourselves and our kids for the coming school year the family can still enjoy some summertime fun! This weekend the Jacksonville Zoo invites you to experience the […]


Top 10 Summertime Mom Hacks

Summer is in full swing, it’s hotter than deep-fried hell outside, and the kiddos are getting restless. There’s no time to dilly-dally, and this Mama is all about a great hack or short cut with two toddler boys running around! I’ve collected 10 Summertime Mom Hacks that you may not have heard of before, and […]