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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.
table manners

Mom Says, Mind Your… Table Manners!

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Nothing says more about a person than his or her table manners, and there is no better place — or possibly worse place — to make an impression than at the table. Whether meeting...
foster care

Hope Multiplies: Our Foster Care Story + How You Can Help

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I always admired friends who had career aspirations. Some wanted to be a nurse or get business degrees in college. Many went off to school and did just that. I never knew what I...
listening

Are You Really Listening to Your Kids?

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We all think that we support our kids, but all too often we hear them tell us that they don’t think that we are listening to them. As parents, we often hear the common...
gifted kids

When Will Gifted Kids Ever Be Good Enough? 

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Who are these gifted kids and teens? These are kids who enjoy expressing themselves through the arts, academics, or in other ways. I consider all children gifted, as every child has unique talents, skills,...
school choice

National School Choice Week: Finding the Best Education Option for Your Child

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Just when I figured out the best approach to parenting my firstborn, her brother came along. Surely, I could apply the same parenting strategies with him that I learned from the previous two-and-a-half years? Boy, was...
MyFamily app

Top 10 Features of the Baptist Health MyFamily App

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In December 2019, I joined Jacksonville Mom to discuss the new pregnancy and parenting app from Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, MyFamily. To boot, I was eight months pregnant with my first baby....
computational thinking

Creating Computational Thinkers in Young Learners

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As the Computer Science Specialist at Jacksonville Country Day School, I am often amazed at how teaching methods have changed considerably since I first began. When I think back to my first year of teaching...

The Arts Offer Coping, Healing, and Healthy Self-Expression for Children

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This has been a year unlike any other. Children have been learning from their living rooms and through computer screens for nearly a year, educators continue to navigate new technology and teaching methods, and...

Roller Coaster to Rainbows: A Mom’s Journey Through Cancer

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It's been a roller coaster of a ride, to say the least. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 35. Healthy and active lifestyle, wife and mom of three, but cancer does not discriminate. I...
grief

Making Room for Grief in Motherhood

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Day in and day out, year after year, mothers give so much of themselves to everyone around them. The bulk of their days revolve around others, and they don’t usually ask for much in...

Head in the Game: How to Help Young Athletes Suffering From Headaches

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The sports medicine experts at Nemours Children’s Health System are here to help your young athlete with any type of sports-related health issue. Whether your child is a recreational beginner, a high school player,...

Why We Love Our School ‘Family’

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This year is hard. It’s strange, different, and goes against everything we’ve ever imagined for our children’s education. Yet here we are, making the best of what we can and returning to the “new...