Author Archive | Bernadyn

Weekend Roundup

Weekend Roundup, March 24 – 26

It's the first weekend of spring! Celebrate the new spring season with indoor and outdoor happenings all around town. Check out the Jacksonville Public Library’s inaugural Jax Book Fest featuring children’s authors and illustrators along with other fun activities. Celestial Farms invites families to hit the outdoors and camp together this Friday through Saturday. If [...]
The Secret Sauce in a Successful Marriage

What’s the Secret Sauce in a Successful Marriage?

One of our favorite hobbies as a couple is whipping up some tasty recipes. Anyone who has been in the kitchen knows that some recipes are harder to execute than others, but with trial and error, patience, and practice, I believe any recipe can be perfected in its own way. Sometimes, the secret ingredient is […]


Make Math Fun with Revolution Math

This educational program review was brought to you by Revolution Math. All opinions are expressly that of the author.Math can be frustrating for many children, something my son is experiencing this school year. He’s never struggled with math before, but as a 3rd grader, he’s more intimidated with the new concepts he’s learning. He doesn’t always […]


Save Time With Walmart’s Easy Online Grocery Pickup

This post is brought to you by Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service.Grocery shopping can be overwhelming and time consuming, especially if your kids come with you to the store. It’s actually one of the tasks I dread doing since becoming a mom, as it often feels more like a field trip that ends up lasting for several […]


Spooky and Not-So-Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Kids and adults alike get excited about Halloween candy and sweets, but that doesn’t mean that your kids can’t enjoy Halloween without them. I feel that my kids already eat enough sugar throughout the year and I know they’ll still indulge on sugary sweets this month (and in the coming holiday season), from all the […]

Pokemon GO Gotta Catch 'em All in Jacksonville

Our Jacksonville Adventures with Pokemon GO

Pokestops and Pokemon are popping up everywhere you look. In your neighborhood, at the café, beach, and even in your car, Jacksonville is no stranger to the phenomenon known as Pokemon Go. If you’ve been a homebody or you’re new to town, you may be surprised at what you run into while hunting for Pokemon. […]

Summer Dates in Jacksonville

Spark up the Heat with Summer Dates

Once you have kids, getting five minutes alone can be a challenge, so going out for a couple hours on a date can sometimes be too much to ask. But don’t let fireworks be the only sparks flying this summer. Summer’s warm weather and longer days combined with Jacksonville’s abundant water and outdoor activities set […]


Coping with Goodbyes :: When Your Kid’s Friends Move Away

The daily parenting struggles people often think about are things like keeping your child safe, feeding him healthy food, or getting him to stay in bed. But there are those times parenting calls for figuring out how to navigate the not-so-black-and-white situations. A few weeks ago, my son told me that one of his good […]