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 […]


Parenting: It’s a Lonely Matter

I thought I was doing all the right things. I sent him to the best school we could afford. He was involved in every sport and activity he was interested in. He had a great crew of boys and girls who he’s been close with since he was 4 years old. One night when I […]


Swim Lessons and Swim Schools In & Around Jacksonville

Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1-4 in Florida and Florida’s drowning death rate is the highest in the nation? Summer is soon approaching, and living in the “Sunshine State” means that swimming is a year-round option for us. Having your child (or even yourself) as prepared […]


Guide to Spring In & Around Jacksonville

Spring time is the BEST time in Florida! The weather is warm and the evenings perfect. It's the greatest time to get outside and enjoy what our city has to offer! Below are our best resources for enjoying spring in Jacksonville! .vc_custom_1419240516480{background-color: #f9f9f9 !important;} St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations In & Around JacksonvilleWe’re celebrating St. Patrick’s [...]

Daughters, Please Know This…

In light of much that has happened in the last few years for women and girls, the good and the bad, I want my daughters to know a few important things. We have so many strong, amazing women in the public eye to look at as heroines. Celebrities, politicians, survivors, athletes, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, […]


Prepare for Spring and Summer Fun in the Water

Thank you to Orange Park Medical Center for preparing families for fun in and around the water this summer! One-year-old Claire Milter was rushed to Orange Park Medical Center’s emergency room two years ago after she was found unresponsive in her home pool. Upon arrival, the emergency team acted fast and were able to quickly resuscitate and stabilize […]