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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 […]


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 — […]


Why I Am Grateful I Chose to Adopt

Being a parent is hard work. Having a child wake up more than three times between midnight and 4 a.m. after the age of two is not easy — especially when you can hear through the baby monitor that the hysterical crying is not a night terror, but instead is the fake cry that said […]


A Gala of a Different Sort: Halloween Doors & More 2018

Join Community PedsCare for the 14th annual Halloween Doors & More, a gala of a different sort for all ages presented by THE PLAYERS Championship. The event will take place on Saturday, October 20th from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. This event features a spin on the average trick–or–treating experience […]


Moms Doing More in the 904: Donna Deegan, Founder of The DONNA Foundation

If you haven’t already met Donna Deegan in person, you probably know her as a Jacksonville celebrity and inspiration to so many in our community. Award-winning journalist, philanthropist and marathoner, Donna is the founder of The DONNA Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance and support to local families living with breast cancer. The three-time […]