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Staying Calm for the Kids: Tips for Discussing COVID-19

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During difficult times, children look to adults to learn how to react. What you say and how you react to the COVID-19 pandemic can affect your children’s anxiety. If you seem overly worried, your...
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The ABCs of Remote Learning

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ABCs and 123s, many of us are starting fresh with a new school adventure with at-home, distance, and remote learning. Parents, we got this! Heather Oulton, a Lead Teacher from The Discovery School, offers a...
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Investing in Your Child’s Early Education

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The years between ages 3 and 5 are critical for shaping a healthy, productive, and successful future for children. As a former pre-K teacher at Jacksonville Country Day School for seven years, I have...
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The Coronavirus Conundrum: Doing the Next Right Thing

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I feel like we are living part of the Frozen II soundtrack — namely, "Into The Unknown" and "The Next Right Thing." (Can't you just hear Kristen Bell's melodic voice ringing through the deserted...
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Identity Crisis: Rediscovering Yourself in Motherhood

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When I first started writing, one of the first blogs I wrote was about how while I love being a mommy, I don’t want my only identity to be “mommy.” Now hear me out,...
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When Kids Ask for a Fourth Serving of Brussels Sprouts, We Say YES!

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What if we could get our kids to ask for vegetables, instead of telling, bribing, and pestering them to eat them? This feat is more attainable than one might think. By enrolling children in...
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Preparing Your Daughter for Her First Period

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It's a tough conversation to have. If your daughter has questions about her menstrual cycle, glance over this kid-friendly Q&A recommended by Dr. Jade Pizarro, a gynecologist at Orange Park Medical Center and mom...

Water Safety: Tips to Keep Kids Safe While Staying Cool

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Drowning is a major cause of accidental death for young children and can occur in just centimeters of water. However, drowning is not the only risk; many of the different water activities families choose...
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Losing (and Finding) Yourself in Motherhood

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If you had asked me two years ago if I wanted another kid, I would have told you what I still tell everyone, my husband and I are candidates for ONE child. Yet here...
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A Midwest Mom’s Guide to Jax

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Culture shock is a real thing, and if you are a transplant like many of us in Jacksonville, you know exactly what I’m talking about. My husband and I moved across the country to...
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The Sound of Silence: Life After Littles

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I call this season of life "the transitional chapter." It’s the chapter in which your Mom duties look very different than they once did. I no longer have to check over homework, sign planners and...
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The Importance of Self-Care from a New Mom

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I came across a quote recently that really resonated with me: "Self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what's left of you." I believe there is a common misconception of what...