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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.
losing yourself

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...
midwest

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...
teenagers

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...
self-care

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...
stomach

Tummy Trouble 101

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One of a parent's biggest fears can be when their child is experiencing stomach pain. Could it be something that may need immediate medical attention? Knowing the symptoms of the various causes of “tummy...
st. augustine date night

Dream Date Night in St. Augustine

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We all know date night is very important to keep the magic in a relationship going. It gives you a chance to laugh together, eat food without being interrupted 800 times (“Mommy, come wipe...
march of dimes

March of Dimes: Isaac’s Journey

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It’s a fact that most of the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are preemies. In Duval County, 11.4% of all babies are born prematurely. While I’m glad that the NICU is there...
disney springs

Experience the (Free!) Christmas Magic at Disney

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I admit it, we usually hold off until the weekend of Thanksgiving to put up our Christmas tree, but after going to Disney in early November, I couldn't help but be in a festive,...
weight

How to Talk to Your Children About Their Weight: Very Carefully

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Although we enjoy the tasty turkey and festive cheer, the holidays can still be stressful. You are likely to spend time with people who you don’t normally interact with and, family or not, some...
sharenting

Over-Sharenting and the Age of the Social Media Mom

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I find it fascinating how the rise of social media has changed how we as women lovingly brag about our children, and I ponder the consequences which come along with this new trend of...
halloween safety

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Little Trick-or-Treater

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Halloween has become one of the most exciting nights of the year for young families. Candy, costumes, and neighborhood haunted houses stir excitement for all, but don’t let your guard down when you take...
culturally responsive

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: We ALL Must Be Culturally Responsive

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As educators, we are dedicated to being culturally responsive. It is our duty to ensure that every child, no matter their cultural and ethnic backgrounds, are afforded excellent and equitable educational opportunities. As educators,...