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The Year I Became Both a Mother and a Sister

The Year I Became Both a Mother and a Sister

I was at work when I got the call from my dad. My stepmom was pregnant! The news was a complete shock to me. At six months pregnant with my first child and after spending the last 30 years as an only child, I was getting a sibling. My family dynamic has always been unconventional. […]

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From Newborns to New Moms: Bay & Bee By the Ages

From Newborns to New Moms: Bay & Bee By the Ages

Thank you to Bay & Bee for sponsoring this post on child-led play. Children can be rather particular tiny humans, and what interests them one day can completely change the next. Whether your mini-me prefers balls over blocks or trains over toy trucks, child-led play (giving children a choice and following their lead in regards to […]

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JMB SCHOOL GUIDE

Guide to Child Care, Preschools, & Schools in Jacksonville

Disclosure :: We are frequently asked about education programs and recommendations for child care, preschools and schools in the Jacksonville area. We understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task. Whether you choose private, public, religious affiliation or otherwise – we are thrilled to provide [...]
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The Light at the End of the Pregnancy Tunnel

I can never talk about the struggles of motherhood or pregnancy without starting out by saying I absolutely love and adore my children. Their precious existence outweighs any hardship this chapter of life may entail. Quite frankly, when I find myself starting to rant on the difficulties of motherhood, I feel somewhat selfish. I chose […]

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Tummy Time

The Right Time for Tummy Time

This post is brought to you by Wolfson Children’s Hospital.Babies spend a lot of time on their backs every night while sleeping, so it’s important to ensure they get adequate time on their tummy during the day. Tummy time is a critical component to your baby’s development as it helps strengthen muscles, improves coordination and […]

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Honest Thoughts on Having My Last Baby

Honest Thoughts on Having My Last Baby

Last October, I found out I was pregnant with baby no. five. While not entirely unexpected, the news wasn’t something I was able to completely celebrate; I had a lot of concerns and fears about having that fifth baby. Fast forward nine months, and our bundle of joy is here: a little girl we named […]

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