Throw a Mad Science Birthday Party

I love throwing birthday parties for kids. I love to find a theme and throw myself into it with reckless abandon. When my son decided he wanted a Mad Science Party to celebrate his upcoming 8th birthday I approached it with the same tenacity I had previous parties. I will tell you, that although I’m […]

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Easter Brunches Around Jax

Easter is fast approaching and that means egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and a FABULOUS brunch are on the horizon! If you haven’t made plans yet for brunch, Jacksonville has a ton of great restaurants offering prix fixed buffets or special Easter brunch menus. Here is a roundup of Easter brunches around Jax! Prix […]


Restoring Harmony Through Rethreaded

If you live in Jacksonville, then you’ve likely heard of the local business that is striving to make the world a better place, one stitch at a time, Rethreaded.  Winners of One Spark 2013, Rethreaded is an organization that’s mission is to break the cycle of the sex trade industry by offering the women affected […]

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Finding My Tribe :: The Value of Female Friendships

I admit to spending most of my life not understanding the true value of female friendships. It’s not that I didn’t have friends, some of those long-lasting, but I didn’t understand how the friendships I’d form would be so influential in helping me grow as a wife, mother, Christian, and a semi-normal functioning member of […]

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Ask The Bean Team :: What You Need to Know About Dental Care for the Littles {Giveaway}

When our daughter Avery was about 2 years old, we had a dental scare. I noticed dark areas in all of her molars, and my husband and I were concerned that she had cavities…ALREADY!! We had been brushing her teeth since the first one came in, morning and night, or least one of the two. We […]

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Give the Gift of Mobility to Four NE Florida Kids

Nothing is more synonymous with childhood than your first bike. The wind on your face, the thrill of newfound independence, it is one of the quintessential rites of passage. But for those kids with special needs or physical limitations, it’s often a luxury that’s sometimes out of reach. Our quest for a bike started with […]

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5 Cute & Easy Hairstyles for Girls

My daughter loves cute and creative hair styles. Yet, her mommy is “hair challenged!” I can do my own hair, but when it comes to my daughter’s hair, I am just at a loss on what to do. When we try a new hairstyle, it usually ends in tears. Our “go to” hairstyle is usually […]