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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 […]

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Good Vibes Only? No, Thanks

You can’t walk down the aisles at Target without being smacked in the face with the latest trendy self-help feel-good platitude plastered on a mug or a sweatshirt. I’m all for gorgeous hand lettering, and Brené Brown is my homegirl, but this constant reminder to “stay positive” and to “manifest your destiny” is getting exhausting. […]

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How Old Is Too Old for Toys?

When kids are young, it’s easy to tell when they are too old for a toy. They stop playing with it and move on to something else or their bodies quite literally will no longer fit. But what about with older kids? Where is the line between normal play and being the grown man living […]

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Living and Loving Our Real Lives (Not Our Best Life)

Mommin’ ain’t easy. We hear this often and we know it to be true, but our social feeds tell us otherwise. With cameras available constantly, we are blessed to be able to capture the everyday moments and memories like no other generation before us. Each everyday moment is often captured in four, five, six or […]

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Discover Fun, Adventure & Learning Through Scouting

Thanks to Boy Scouts of America for providing opportunities for boys and girls to discover fun, adventure, and learning through Scouting! “I am proud to have my kids in Scouting. My husband is an Eagle Scout, and I realize how much Scouting means to him and the importance of our children learning the values that Scouting teaches. We started our 7-year-old […]

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Holiday-Themed Lunch Box Ideas

The holidays are all about traditions, and our family has lots of them! My absolute favorite is the “holiday lunch box surprises.” Throughout December, I add little holiday-themed treats to my son’s lunch box. I love hearing what his classmates say when he finds them. I work full time and also have a toddler, so […]

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It’s Officially the Holidaze

November? Is that you again?! For some of us, I know the common term, “holidays,” starts at a certain time of the year. Mine technically kicks off when the anxiety hits. It’s that time when my phone consistently has around 1,120 emails, my voicemail box is full (oh, that’s year round), my Facebook messenger — […]

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