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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Cup Conundrum

The Cup Conundrum

Name that tune: “When I’m gone, When I’m gone, You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” Those lyrics are from Anna Kendrick’s rendition of “Cups” in the movie Pitch Perfect, in which she enhances the song with a beat of cups. It’s a beautiful tune, but if you’re like me, you have a different perspective […]

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I want him to stay little for as long as he can. I don't hold him back from growing up by any means, but I'm also not rushing him into it, despite what others say to do.

I’m a Mom Who’s Afraid to Let Go

I love seeing my 2-and-a-half-year-old son learn new things. Just the other day, he said a full sentence that I actually understood the first time he said it. He was looking for his monster truck toy and said, “Where’s monster truck? Oh! There it is! It was hiding!” Simple, I know. Well, I started to […]

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Busy Bags

6 Must-Haves for Your Toddler’s Busy Bag

Sometimes I think my toddler is the busiest human being on the planet. She literally cannot sit still. My husband says she is just like me — a busy body! So, when you have a busy body child, you need something to entertain them at restaurants, doctor’s appointments, while shopping, etc. where sitting still is […]

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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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