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A Supermom’s Birth Story: My Baby Was Born in a Car

Parents Bethany Russel and Mikey Armanno had been anticipating the arrival of their third child on May 4. She was going to be their "Star Wars baby" but on Monday, April 29, their plan...
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5 Common Pregnancy Myths Busted

As an Ob/Gyn, expectant mothers frequently come to me with questions about what they are reading and hearing when it comes to pregnancy. In some cases, these myths may be misguided or create unnecessary...

Charity Spotlight: Jax Student Making a Difference for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Sam Morrisson's aunt Rita went to her doctor with flu-like symptoms. On her drive home that afternoon, she received an urgent call from her doctor. Rita was informed to pack her bags and drive...

More Than a Boo-Boo: What to Look For When It Comes to Childhood Sepsis

Each year more than 3 million children around the world die from sepsis, the body's overwhelming response to an infection or injury, making it the largest killer of children around the globe. As summertime...

Hush, Little Baby: Sleep Tips From The Cradle Coach

Sleep regressions can happen throughout our little ones’ lives. Our once perfectly sleeping babies now have multiple wakeups at night, early morning wakeups or those pesky short naps may start to make an appearance....

Blindsided By Stage IV Breast Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the first things that went through my mind was, “How did I get this? What did I do?” Was it environmental, from the microwave or...

Lessons My Unicorn Taught Me

At 39, I found myself the mother of a 14-year-old. My husband and I had finally given up after years of trying for a second child, and I was scheduled for a hysterectomy. However,...

How to Spring Clean Your Finances

Ah, springtime. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and you are carrying heaps of things to the trash pile. This time of year is very popular for organizing and decluttering your home,...

Helping Moms and Babies in Need Through Donated Breast Milk

Jacksonville mom Chalonda Hill nervously listened to the news that her newborn son, Priest, would need to be admitted to the NICU at UF Health Jacksonville just minutes after delivery. Priest was Chalonda’s first...

Charity Spotlight: The Caden Project

Our story unfolds over 10 years ago when we had our first son, Caleb, in 2006. We were happy and excited to welcome our first child and had so many hopes and dreams for...

How to Break Free from the Social Media Trap

Being a mama ain’t easy. Life is just plain busy for everyone I know. After dealing with morning drop-offs, meltdowns, bickering, mealtimes, laundry, naps (or nap refusal), and afternoon pickups, we often just want...

4 Ways to Live Frugally As a Family (Without Making Huge Sacrifices)

We have always been a family that lives frugally. We budget, we monitor our spending and we keep an "emergency fund" in our back pocket, just in case. And to be honest, I love...