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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 […]

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You are More Than a Test

Last year, when my son was in 3rd grade, we hit a milestone familiar to most parents in Florida. It was time for him to take the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). There’s been a lot of controversy about this standardized test, ranging from the validity of the actual exams, to what the results are being used […]

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10 Reasons Girl Scouts ROCK

This year my daughter became a Girl Scout. As a former Scout myself I was elated; some of my fondest childhood memories and longest lifetime friends were born in my Girl Scout Troop. Seeing the Girl Scouts through the eyes of a parent has given me a whole new appreciation for why the Girls Scouts […]

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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 […]

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The Science Fair Project Exposed

Okay, science teachers, shoot straight with me. Your reasons for assigning science fair projects year after year has nothing to do with science, right? Please tell me you’re getting a kickback from the trifold presentation board companies. I’ll even accept that it’s your one opportunity to stick it to us for the times throughout the […]

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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 [...]
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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 […]

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