Author Archive | Kathy

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 […]


Cool Off This Summer at Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Thank you to Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark for sponsoring this post. For several summers, we have been season-pass holders at Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark. It is definitely one of our favorite places to cool off when the heat and humidity (and boredom) strike, and my children have always loved spending several days over […]


Best Indoor Play In & Around Jacksonville

I can handle a rainy day here and there, huddled up at home in our pajamas, but give me several cold, rainy days in a row and I get a little crazy! I usually am on the search for anything to get me out of my house. Here’s a list of best indoor play places in Jacksonville to help […]


Jax Kid Favorites: Ice Cream Edition

Our favorite family date nights usually involve a little cold treat. We all love ice cream; it’s usually a home run for every single person in our family. We are very lucky to have so many ice cream places to choose from here in Jax, so the trouble comes when deciding where to go. Everyone […]


Being A Soccer Mom Isn’t So Bad

Yes, sometimes it’s crazy. Some days I get in the car and don’t know which way I am going. I’m pretty sure we’ve shown up at the wrong field at least once in our lifetime so far! In the morning bags are packed with shin guards, a soccer uniform, and cleats ready to pick up from one […]

Egg Hunts In Jacksonville

On the Hunt for an Egg Hunt in Jax

If you are a mom on the hunt for an egg hunt this year, check out our list! JaxParks Eggstravaganza, April 1, 1:00 pm – 4:oo pm | Egg hunt, face painting, games and more at Henry J Klutho Park in Springfield. Brought to you by City of Jacksonville Parks, Recreation, and Community Services City of Jacksonville Beach Easter Egg […]


Magnet By Choice

It was February 2011. I had done everything right–toured the school, received the principal’s signature on my applications, and submitted the applications on time. I put all my eggs in one basket and selected only one school on my applications, and I even hand-delivered my application to the Duval County School Board. And I was […]