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My ‘Aha’ Moment As a Black Woman

Dashikis, Roots, and MLK. Three words that can capture the festive essence of Black History Month. While some would have this month to reflect the adversity that Blacks have faced in America — from slavery, to segregation, to injustice and the like — the original creator, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, established it as a month […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Not Just Another Day Off

Each year, many of us look forward to enjoying a day off on the third Monday of January when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (MLK Day) is observed. But what are we really observing? I get it. Everyone is not necessarily planning to attend the annual MLK Holiday Parade with their family, marching in solidarity […]

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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 […]

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Guide to Child Care, Preschools, & Schools in Jacksonville

Guide to Child Care, Preschools, & Schools in Jacksonville

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 this guide [...]
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#MomLife: Finding Balance Between School and Extracurricular Activities

Raise your hand if you feel like you run around CRAZY from the moment you wake up until the moment you lay your head on the pillow. [raises hand] You can’t deny that our lives are busy: We are moms, wives, partners, workers, housecleaners, chauffeurs, referees, nurses, psychologists, chefs — and that’s only for our […]

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