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10 Things People Need to Stop Asking Moms

One of the things you learn from the moment you become a woman of child-bearing years is that almost everyone feels like they have license to ask ridiculously personal details about your “mom life.” This is true even if you aren’t a mom yet. I know that many of these questions come from a place […]


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. […]


Why ISR Swim Lessons Worked for My Family

My family has always taken the need for children to learn to swim seriously. It’s no secret that according to the CDC, drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages 1 to 4 than any other cause aside from congenital anomalies (birth defects). I always knew my children would get  swimming lessons. The issue […]


My Newfound Love of Scavenger Hunts: 10 Reasons to Try Them

With a playroom full of toys and more board games than we can count, I still sometimes find myself competing with electronic devices and TV shows, looking for new ways to keep my children entertained and intellectually stimulated. Luckily, scavenger hunts to the rescue! I was reminded of these greatly under-utilized adventures during a recent […]