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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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disney

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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sleeping

Co-Sleeping: My Secret Addiction

Co-sleeping is like the boyfriend I just cannot break up with. I try to leave him, but after about a month he’s back. I make excuses for him and have stopped telling my friends we’re back together. Like many moms, co-sleeping is my dirty little secret. Well, unless you’re a fellow co-sleeper. It began as […]

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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 […]

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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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