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Charity Spotlight: Empowerment Resources, Inc.

Charity Spotlight: Empowerment Resources, Inc.

Fifteen years ago, a spark of passion in a Jacksonville native was ignited when she saw a necessity for an organization to serve and mentor the youth and families of her city. While many people create nonprofits to support a cause or idea, Empowerment Resources, Inc. was not only made to help people, but to […]

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Fostering Stronger Bonds with a Gentle Touch

Fostering Stronger Bonds with a Gentle Touch

Thank you to UF Health for providing this information on a gentler alternative to traditional C-sections. When a mother imagines her child’s birth, she envisions pushing, sweating, laboring and finally having her newborn placed on her chest. Cesarean sections are rarely part of that dream and leave many mothers feeling as if they missed out […]

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What It Means to Be a Greek Mom

What It Means to Be a Greek Mom

As I write this, I hear my children talking to our Amazon “Alexa” to their YiaYia and Papou (Greek for Grandmother and Grandfather) for the fourth time today. It’s not because they live up north and rarely get to see my children. No, because my parents live five houses up the road. And they typically […]

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Fight the Flu: Symptoms and Prevention Tips

Fight the Flu: Symptoms and Prevention Tips

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! FLU SEASON IS HERE! I’m hoping this isn’t the first time you’ve heard that. My guess is you’ve heard it over and over again. It’s on the news almost every night. As of me writing this, five children have died from influenza. It’s widespread in the state of Florida and the Centers for […]

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Becoming My Mother’s Caregiver

Becoming My Mother’s Caregiver

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” –Albert Camus We all have certain family dynamics. Maybe your husband loves to kick off Memorial Day with hamburgers on the grill, or your middle child is carving a niche for herself as the “class clown.” Perhaps your mother has always been your […]

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