Leaping leprechauns — it’s that time of year again! March is here, and the leprechauns are roaming free. It is your responsibility as a parent to help your child properly trap those little green rascals. Now you may be thinking, how does one catch a teeny, tiny leprechaun? Why, with a leprechaun “trap,” of course! […]
For parents, how to educate their children is one of the most nerve-wracking decisions they will make. There are so many choices, it can make your head spin: public school, private school, homeschool! How do you know which one is right for your family? It doesn’t help matters, either, that how you educate your children […]
Take a deep breath. Camping with a toddler is not as stressful as you may think it would be. With summer coming up in a couple of months, this is the best time to start planning for your trip. Camping spots do book up fast, and here are some tips based on our own experience. […]
Thank you to Cookie Cutters for giving this mom a fun, stress-free haircut experience for her kiddos!“We’re getting haircuts today!” I announce cheerily to my kids. Cue the groans, crocodile tears and excuses pretty much immediately: I hate haircuts! The blowdryer is SO loud, it hurts my ears! The scissors are scary! It makes my […]
We LOVE to SURF! Check out our list of places to surf, paddle board, and take surf lessons down the Nort Florida Coast!
Our son recently celebrated his 9th birthday in February, and he had a choice on how he wanted to celebrate. Take a family trip to Orlando and enjoy his favorite Disney fun for a weekend, or possibly, fingers crossed (gasp!) try something new? Surprisingly, he was open to shaking it up a bit, as we […]
In the last few weeks, my son has started having night terrors. He’s 6 years old and has always been a restless sleeper (grinding teeth, tossing and turning, etc.). But, never has he woken up from a sound sleep, bolted upright in bed, and walked around the room whimpering, confused, crying, screaming out for my […]
I held on too tight. When my kids needed to fly, I snipped their wings and pulled them back into the nest. Not because they weren’t ready, but because I wasn’t ready. I then turned around and let them fly when they were only ready to walk, and I forced them to walk when they […]
Thank you to Bumble & Bee for giving this mama a much-needed night out! No matter whether you need a sitter for work, play or just to get things done — it’s a fact of life with kids — everyone needs a go-to babysitter, plus a few in their back pocket! Our family has been […]
A special thanks to all our camps that sponsored this guide and for the programs they provide to keep our happy little campers busy all summer long!
If you haven’t already met Jennifer Chapman in person, you’ve probably seen her name. Maybe you’ve worked with her on a board at Leadership Jacksonville, sat with her on a committee for the Junior League of Jacksonville, or volunteered with her at Junior Achievement of Florida. Maybe you’ve purchased something from one of her startups, […]
Thank you to UF Health for providing this information on a gentler alternative to traditional C-sections. When a mother imagines her child’s birth, she envisions pushing, sweating, laboring and finally having her newborn placed on her chest. Cesarean sections are rarely part of that dream and leave many mothers feeling as if they missed out […]