Author Archive | Stacy

Beyond Story Time: 10 Things You May Not Know About the Jacksonville Public Library

Beyond Story Time: 10 Things You May Not Know About the Jacksonville Public Library

The Jacksonville Public Library and its awesome librarians played a huge role during those tender pre-pre-K years with my children. Hopefully, you already know that all of our JPL branches have amazing story times, music and art activities. But here are 10 things you may not know you can do at our Jacksonville Public Library: 1. […]

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5 Ways to Cultivate Joy in Giving

5 Ways to Cultivate Joy in Giving

I love this time of year. I am blasting holiday tunes in my car, festive lights are twinkling and my favorite side dishes are about to become a staple in my house again. Yum! This time of year marks the beginning of my deep dive into holiday movies both old and new. My news feed […]

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Teal is the New Orange

Teal is the New Orange

It’s official! Teal is the new orange this Halloween. Have you spotted all the beautiful teal pumpkins around town? These guys are not just a trend — they are a trend with a purpose. The Teal Pumpkin Project is an initiative started by Food Allergy Research & Education (F.A.R.E). When you display a teal pumpkin […]

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Eating Breakfast: Trust Me, It's Harder Than It Looks

Eating Breakfast: Trust Me, It’s Harder Than It Looks

It is so embarrassing to admit this, but feeding myself breakfast is a real struggle. It’s completely absurd. I feed my children two breakfasts, my husband one, the dog and the fish all get served breakfast before our day gets going. But somehow, something always gets in the way of my eating the food I […]

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Father's Day Craft Ideas for Kids

10 Father’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids

Recently, I spotted a dad wearing the coolest shirt at an indoor play gym. It said, “Dads don’t babysit. It is called parenthood.” In BIG red letters on the front of his shirt, this dad was announcing to everyone in the room that he was there because it is what dads do. He did not […]

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