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Are you interested in being a guest blogger for Jacksonville Mom? If you're local and you're a mom (or have awesome and relevant information for local moms), we'd love to hear your ideas! Please review our Guest Blog Guidelines for more information.
buying a car

9 Steps to Getting the Car You Want

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A vehicle is likely to be one of the largest purchases you will make in your life. By taking the time to properly plan and prepare for buying a car, you can save yourself...
mom break

We Need to Normalize Mom Breaks

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I wrote a piece on my blog a couple of months ago that, by my standards, went viral. In my opinion, it was pretty simple. It literally broke down, in a list of 13 items,...
explanation

You Don’t Owe Anyone an Explanation

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A lot of really cool stuff happens when you become a mother. You’re asked for snacks approximately 3,678 times a day, and it’ll probably be a good 12 or 13 years before you’re able...
socially distant

Socially Distant, Not Anti-Social

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If you told me last year that in 2020 I’d be referring to myself as “socially distant” and declining playdate invitations, there’s no way I would have believed you. I’m what you’d call an...
returning to school

3 Tips for Families Going Back to School

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For most families, it has been months since life felt normal. The start of school this fall has been a marker that many of us have been looking forward to. Once we return to...

Diapers Are a Basic Human Need: Here’s How You Can Help

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There’s no arguing that when you have a baby, diapers are a necessity. They are not optional. Yet, according to the National Diaper Bank Network, one in three U.S. families experience diaper need. Diaper...
voice

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: Let Your Voice Be Heard

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I recently purchased a shirt that I saw one night on Instagram. It said, "If You're Not Angry, You're Not Paying Attention.” This shirt and its message spoke to me. Since March 2020, I...
families of color

Parenting in a Pandemic Sucks (But Thriving Is Totally an Option)

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Parenting in a pandemic has been flat-out exhausting. I honestly feel like I’m running a marathon that someone else signed me up for. To run a marathon well, I would have needed time to...
choices

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: Choosing an Education Option

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During a recent video call, my son and daughter-in-law announced their decision to homeschool their three children next year. My daughter-in-law is a certified teacher turned stay-at-home mom who has a preexisting health condition....
racial injustice

Having the Conversation: A 7-Year-Old and Racial Injustice

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On May 26, 2020, I, like many, watched the numerous protests in response to the unjust death of George Floyd. It was hard to not watch. In the days to come, I was still...
Cornerstone Classical Academy

Classical Education: Teaching Students How to Think for Themselves

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"Hi, I’m Lindsay, and I’m starting a school." It’s become a running joke between me and my husband: How many seconds after meeting a complete stranger until I drop "the bombshell"? He puts the over/under...
teen checking account

Choosing the Right Checking Account for Your Teen

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While your child may know the basics when it comes to spending and (hopefully) saving money, with age comes an increase in responsibility (as we know all too well). As your not-so-little one grows...