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Reclaim Your Midday Meal: Easy Lunch Ideas for Mom

My love affair with lunch started innocently enough. A brief reprieve to eat with two hands while the baby napped. The one meal of the day that I got to eat whatever I wanted....
Parental Rights in Education Law

What Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Law Means for LGBTQ+ Families

Whether we’re for or against it — or even aware of it — new legislation exists for Florida public schools. On March 28, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education...
medicine cabinet

The Hidden Dangers of Your Medicine Cabinet

The medicine cabinet may be a small space — but it can pack big danger. Often found in the master bathroom of homes, these shelves are liable to contain rows upon rows of prescription...
gifted kids

Should Our Gifted Kids Take Advantage of Every Opportunity for Success?

I was so excited when I received the email. There it was... an invitation for my kid to join an elite scholars program. What an opportunity! In this program, he would get the chance...
foster parent

Honest Thoughts From a Foster Parent

"I could never do that. I could never love a baby and give her back." If you are a foster parent, I bet you have heard this at some point. Maybe you have been just...
summer slide

Summer Slide No More: Tips to Help Your Child Avoid Learning Loss

While summer break is a good time for students to relax, it is important to use that time as a chance to catch up and avoid the “summer slide.” Every year, students lose several...
easy weeknight dinners

Simple Dinner Solutions: Tips and Recipes For Those Busy Weeknights

We’ve all been there. Work was busy, kids had afterschool soccer, you got caught in the driveway with the chatty neighbor, and before you know it, you hear the dreaded, "Mom, what’s for dinner?...
gifted kids

How Should We React When Our Gifted, Creative, and High-Performer Kids Disappoint Us?

Most of us are aware of a movie star who catastrophically shocked us recently this year by engaging in an act of physical aggression at a popular awards ceremony. Very few could have predicted...
gardening with kids

Springtime Fun: Easy Tips for Gardening with Kids

Spring seems to have finally taken hold in Northeast Florida, and everywhere you look, trees and plants are sprouting new growth and coming back to life. For a region that doesn’t experience a dramatic...
endometriosis

Let’s Stop Normalizing Painful Periods

I’ve likely had endometriosis most of my life but didn’t know it. I remember having painful cramps, leg pains, and heavy periods as a teenager that caused me to miss school and extracurricular activities....
mom manual

The Mom Manual I Never Knew I Needed

The Mom Manual I never knew I needed wouldn’t contain a list of baby registry must-haves or a training session on sleeping through the night. I used to joke about needing a manual to...
eating disorders

Eating Disorders: Smashing the Shame Stigma

“I think my child has an eating disorder.” Just this week, I’ve talked to multiple Jacksonville moms with children experiencing eating disorders. Each mother and father explain in detail the distress their child and family...