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Prepping for Preschool with Mini-Moments

Brought to you by Jacksonville Country Day School When talking with Christa E., proud mom of a 2-year-old little girl, who attended Mini-Moments at Jacksonville Country Day School last year, she shared some of her thoughts and experiences: “My daughter loved every second of Mini-Moments! Mini-Moments gave us a hands on experience and provided us with insight […]

Tips to Help You Avoid Meltdowns With Your 'Threenager'

Tips to Help You Avoid Meltdowns With Your ‘Threenager’

These helpful communication strategies are brought to you by Paper Airplane Behavioral Services and Little Talkers Inc. Do you ever feel like you are struggling to communicate with your child? Are constant tantrums challenging your daily routine or interfering with your child’s ability to learn and function? In this big, fast-paced world full of distractions […]

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 […]

Big Kids Status: Another milestone - learning to pose for a picture, sort of

Big Kid Milestones I Never Expected

A few months ago, I made the startling realization that I suddenly have “big” kids. They are 4 and 5 years old, so not exactly packing for college, but the days of diapers, naps and nursing are a pretty distant memory. Everyone can speak for themselves, and short of a few indiscernible tantrums, both kids […]

Kid Friendly NYE Jax

The Ultimate Guide to Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Jacksonville

New Year’s Eve for mamas isn’t quite what it used to be. Despite the fact that you probably won’t be staying up all night (unless you’re dealing with a sick kiddo or a non-sleeper) and your champagne has been replaced with a juice box there is still a ton of fun ways to celebrate this December 31. We’ve […]

Guide to Child Care, Preschools, and Schools

Guide to Child Care, Preschools, & Schools in Jacksonville

Disclosure :: We are frequently asked about early childhood programs and recommendations for child care, preschools and schools in Jacksonville and understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task. We are thrilled to provide this guide resource, brought to you by our many sponsors! Thank [...]

Making Time For Baby #2: Our ‘My Gym’ Experience

This children’s fitness review is brought to you by My Gym Jacksonville. My two-year-old, Mac, started Mommy and Me classes when he was only 2 months old. The week after his first set of vaccinations, I put on his second cutest outfit (he puked on the first cutest because, yeah, 2 months old) and headed to the downtown […]


Pumpkin Patch Art Project for Kids!

Fall, pumpkins, and Snoopy are just a few of my favorite things that all roll into one in Charles Schulz’s classic film. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. On October 27, 2016, this beautiful story is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and whether it’s your first time or your 100th time watching, there’s just something about […]