Charity Spotlight: The Caden Project

Our story unfolds over 10 years ago when we had our first son, Caleb, in 2006. We were happy and excited to welcome our first child and had so many hopes and dreams for him and us as a family. Our dreams came to a screeching halt and our world was forever changed when at […]


My 13-Year-Old Doesn’t Have a Phone

My twins were starting middle school at a school across town, many more miles away than what we had grown accustomed to in elementary. Our new middle school would mean longer rides home, mostly on a bus, even transferring at a hub, then walking home from our neighborhood elementary school. Nice that since they are […]


Weekend Roundup | March 22 – 24

We are so pumped seeing how this weekend is shaping up! There are so many events, we don’t even know which we’ll choose to attend. The annual GastroFest is taking place at Friendship Fountain and promises to bring the eats from the First Coast’s best tastes in a culinary celebration of the local food scene. Speaking of yummy things, […]


My New Parenting Style: Chair-enting

On a day when all four of my kids were out of school for some random holiday, it was warm enough to be outside. So we went for a walk to the playground and stayed until my youngest pooped, and we had to go home because I’d forgotten diapers. After changing him and getting everyone […]


Saving a Heart 800 Miles Apart

Curtis Dvorak, co-host of First Coast Living on First Coast News and the original Jaxson DeVille mascot for the Jacksonville Jaguars for 19+ years, has always believed in living in the present. His watch displays only one time: NOW. It’s never slow, it’s never fast, and it’s accurate in every time zone. So it’s no surprise that […]


Yes, You Can Pura Vida in Costa Rica with Kids!

In December, we took our 7-year-old son to Costa Rica. It was his first time out of the country and he was excited to get his first stamp in his shiny, new passport. This was the first time leaving our 8-month-old home with his Gaga, so I was a little nervous. But the minute we […]