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Weekend Roundup, June 22 – 24

Get ready for the first weekend of summer! Kick it off with a Night at the Zoo: Friday Night Fever. Join Jacksonville Moms Blog at the Declaration & Co. Moms’ Afternoon Out + Grand Opening Party at Noon on Saturday! You can also beat the heat on Saturday with a movie at Sun-Ray Cinema Kid’s […]

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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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Rainy Day Activities + Local Indoor Favorites for When Cabin Fever Strikes!

Living in the Sunshine State certainly comes with perks — perfect weather almost 24/7 for beach days, park dates and picnics. But in the springtime, often between three to five o’clock, it is safe to say you can expect some showers. It’s like clockwork — I know for a fact that if I have a […]

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Moms’ Night Out: See ‘I Feel Pretty’ Before Its Release Date!

Ever feel like it’s always the other women who have it all together? And you’re the only one still wearing maternity underwear, rocking way too many consecutive days of unwashed hair and suffering from cringe-worthy, foot-in-mouth moments with friends and strangers three times a day, minimum? (Er, just me?) Then you’ll love the upcoming feel-good […]

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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 […]

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The Harlem of the South: Black History in Jacksonville

Two weekends ago, my family and I visited the Through Our Eyes 2018 exhibit in the Ritz Theatre and Museum’s gallery. After perusing the exhibit, which I highly recommend, I strolled through the museum with my aunt. I was taken aback by Jacksonville’s history. For example, while the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s was happening […]

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