Author Archive | Meg James

Why WE are Repeating VPK {And It’s OK if You Aren’t}

Why WE are Repeating VPK (And It’s OK if You Aren’t)

Summer birthdays, I’ve decided, are officially the worst. Sure, my almost 5-year old son, Landon, will still celebrate with his friends this summer with a Ninja-themed birthday party in an air-conditioned facility.  And although his actual birthday is in late July, we’ve officially confused his toddler brother by singing “Happy Birthday” to Landon in his classroom […]

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JMB Contributor Family Fun at Wicked Barley Brewing Company

JMB Contributor Family Fun at Wicked Barley Brewing Company

This post is brought to you by the Wicked Barley Brewing Company in Jacksonville. Is the first place that you think of for family fun in Jacksonville a brewery? If not, you may want to think again! Wicked Barley Brewing Company, one of Jacksonville’s finest craft breweries, offers not only a great social atmosphere for […]

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Meet my dream mom car: a golf cart.

Why I Chose a Golf Cart Over a Minivan

Some women love driving around town with a car full of kids running from soccer to ballet in their exteriorly shiny yet interiorly stained-with-food minivan, but I’m just not one of them. In fact, I strategically plan out my weeks as a stay-at-home mom to ensure that I only lug my kids into my SUV  two, sometimes max […]

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The Night Our Son Had a Febrile Seizure

All parents wish their children came with an Operator’s manual. After we had our first child, we felt super confident going into the birth of our second son, Griffin. Within moments of Griffin’s birth, we realized how different each child truly is and that we had absolutely no plan. Watching your child be sick, in […]

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Why Disney is NOT our Happiest Place on Earth

Don’t publicly shame me. Don’t use Harry Potter’s wizardry against my family, and don’t tell me that I’m depriving my sons from the iconic It’s a Small World ride. Our family is just not super into Disney World. When our now 4-year-old son Landon was two-and-a-half years old, we took him on a special one last hurrah! trip before […]

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