Eight cringe-worthy tactics our parents used that now seem nuts It’s no secret that parenting styles have changed over the course of a generation. We know that baby blankets don’t belong, well, near the baby. And no mother worth her stretch marks would sleep a newborn on her stomach, even though that’s how most of […]
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Getting kids to eat healthy food can be a struggle. My youngest turns his nose up at almost any variety of vegetable. He’ll eat an occasional piece of fruit, but that’s where he puts his foot down. Many of my friends have been talking about the health benefits of juicing lately. They had me intrigued, […]
With Spring Break around the corner, I have been finding myself dreaming up an adventure to go on with the kids. I highlighted 10 day trips from Jacksonville in a past post, but I’m ready to get out of town for a few days! But I don’t want to go too far and I definitely […]
The LEGO Movie has been the number one family movie at the box office for weeks and my kids loved every “block” buster second of it! We are big LEGO fans in my house. My two children started with the DUPLO blocks and have graduated to LEGO City building sets and LEGO Friends villages. I […]
This project represents a major effort on my part to tackle one of my negative qualities that makes me feel like a failure as a mother and wife… I’m always distracted by something (chores, cell phone, TV…) and therefore do not engage with my kids and husband nearly as much or as deeply as I […]
Making the decision to go back to work or stay home is enormous, often difficult and stressful. With my first child I decided to stay home. With my second, I decided to go back to the job I took when my daughter was almost two. I know I am in the majority, according to Balance […]
Over my life I have probably run thousands of miles. I’ve been running for fifteen years and have completed nine marathons, several half-marathons, 15K’s, 10K’s and 5K’s. I know the importance of a good shoe. A good rule of thumb is to replace every 300 to 400 miles. Training for one marathon alone you put in at least […]
What started in 2001 at the Beaches as a neighborhood gathering called “Crafternoon,” has evolved into one of the region’s most enlivening family music festivals. The 2014 Community First Natural Life Music Festival will transform Metropolitan Park into an indie-folk music festival on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 11AM to 6PM. The event includes an artisan […]
March 4th is Moms for Moms Day! The Bump was inspired by CT Working Moms Campaign for Judgment-Free Motherhood photo shoot they did and wanted to expand that message. This vision for Moms for Moms Day: “The journey to motherhood is flooded with decisions (from the type of diapers you’ll buy, to the ways you’ll feed […]
Spring break will be here in no time! So if you are like me and still scrambling to piece together what the kids will be doing on their week off, I thought a run down on some spring break camps around Jacksonville would be helpful! Let me say that there are many many camps out […]
I am an event coordinator for a country club so I have seen it all. Elaborate one year old birthday parties with 200+ guests, a fancy 50th birthday surprise party with a fully furnished outdoor “jazz bar,” a graduation party with designer linens and drapes, the list goes on and on. Don’t get me wrong, […]
If there is ever a “battle” between moms, it’s the age old debate on bottle feeding versus breastfeeding. I’m not sure why this continues to be a “thing” for moms, but it is. After the recent story about a mom getting denied permission to breastfeed on a Delta flight without a coverup, we are reminded that […]
Even though I had never before changed a diaper, swaddled a newborn, or comforted a teething baby…I knew that my plan for my stay at home life was going to be amazing. Or was it? It turns out that my life is nearly nothing like I had planned. I don’t walk the dog, iron clothes, […]
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